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McKelvey School of Engineering

Breakthroughs in Medicine: AI Applied to Big Genomic Data

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Alex Aravani, Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President at Illumina will present the Gaurav Garg & Komal Shah Distinguished Lecture.

The application of artificial intelligence to genomics is accelerating biological insights, drug target discovery and diagnostic classification of disease. Two recent examples of applying deep learning methods to large datasets of combined genomic and clinical data are classification of rare variants as pathogenic or benign, and early detection of cancer through classification of methylation signals in the blood.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


McKelvey School of Engineering


Science & Technology



University Advancement
Event Contact

Sarah McCart | s.mccart@wustl.edu

Speaker Information

Alex Aravanis
Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President, Illumina

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