The Chills and Thrills of
 Whole Genome Sequencing, Dr Emiliano de Cristofa...

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Malet Place Engineering Building, Room 1.03

Malet Place

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The Chills and Thrills of
 Whole Genome Sequencing

In recent years, Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) evolved from a futuristic-sounding research project to an increasingly affordable technology for determining complete genome sequences of complex organisms, including humans. This prompts a wide range of revolutionary applications, as WGS promises to improve modern healthcare and provide a better understanding of the human genome -- in particular, its relation to diseases and response to treatments. However, this progress raises worrisome privacy and ethical issues, since, besides uniquely identifying its owner, the genome contains a treasure trove of highly personal and sensitive information. In this talk, after summarizing recent advances in genomics, we discuss some important privacy issues associated with human genomic information and identify a number of particularly relevant research challenges.


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Dr. Emiliano De Cristofaro is a Senior Lecturer at University College London (UCL), where he is affiliated with the Computer Science Department and the Information Security group. His main research interests include Privacy, Security and Applied Cryptography.


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 Whole Genome Sequencing, Dr Emiliano de Cristofaro (6-6.30pm)

digifest is a lot of things; part unconference, part hackfest, part showcase, part online course, where we combine and deliver both a digital and physical experience to everyone involved.

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