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PhD, Director Genome Informatics, ICGC-ARGO

Biography
Mélanie Courtot is the Director of Genome Informatics and a Principal Investigator at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Biophysics at University of Toronto. She leads the development of the Overture software suite, which has helped manage 3 million genomes accessed by over 300,000 researchers worldwide. Overture powers ICGC and ICGC ARGO (collecting molecular and clinical data for over 100k patients worldwide), VirusSeq (Canadian Covid portal with over 500k SARSCoV2 sequences), and the upcoming Pan Canadian Genome Library. Dr. Courtot leads harmonization efforts for the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health as well as for the International HundredK+ Cohorts Consortium. She is a member of the Digital Research Alliance of Canada researcher council and an advisory board member for the Public Health Alliance for Genomic Epidemiology coalition, European Open Science Cloud for Cancer project and the eLwazi open data science platform.


 Session Abstract – PMWC 2024 Silicon Valley

Track 2 - January 26 9.00 A.M.-4.00 P.M.


Track Chair:
Gad Getz, Broad Institute

  • PMWC 2024 Luminary Award
    Luminary Honoree: Heidi Rehm, MGH and Broad Institute
  • Opening Talk: The Power of Data by Track Chair Gaddy Getz, Broad Institute
  • Challenges of Remote Data Harmonization and Querying (PANEL)
    Chair: Heidi Rhem, MGH and Broad Institute
    - Chris Lunt, All of Us
    - Simona Carini, UCSF
    - Josh Peterson, Emerge/Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    - Nara Sobreira, Johns Hopkins/GeneMatcher
  • Promoting Global Collaboration for Data Sharing: Overcoming Organizational and Sectoral Barriers (PANEL)
    Chair: Gad Getz, Broad Institute
    - Peter Goodhand, GA4GH
    - Valentina Di Francesco, NHGRI
    - Melanie Courtot, ICGC-ARGO
    - Erica Galvez, Manifest MedEx
  • Keynote: Machine Learning for Therapeutic Discovery
    - Daphne Koller, insitro
  • Exploring the Power of AI and Data Sciences in Drug Discovery (PANEL)
    Chair: Michelle Chen, Insilico Medicine
    - Kim Branson, GSK
    - Laszlo Radvanyi, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
    - Martin Stumpe, Tempus
    - Sun-Gou Ji, BridgeBio
    - Angela Oliveira Pisco, Insitro
  • Foundation Models to Advance Precision Medicine (PANEL)
    Chair: Nigam Shah, Stanford
    - Aashima Gupta, Google
    - Rod Tarrago, AWS
    - Lana Feng, Huma.ai
  • PMWC Showcase
    - Janusz Dutkowski, Data4Cure

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