Hudson Seminar Series | Professor Andrew Sinclair
Professor Andrew Sinclair, Deputy Director, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Professor Of Translational Genomics, Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne will be presenting a talk titled “Differences of Sex Development: insights from functional genomics inform clinical care”.
Professor Andrew Sinclair is Deputy Director of the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, the Professor of Translational Genomics, Dept. of Paediatrics at The University of Melbourne and a Director of the Victorian Clinical Genetics Service. Nationally, Professor Sinclair co-led the Australian Genomic Health Alliance, a network of over 40 organisations, that integrated genomics into the Australian health care system. Currently he leads the Australian Functional Genomics Network which fosters collaboration between model organism researchers and clinicians to facilitate and fund collaborations for the interpretation for VUSs and translation into clinical practice. His research focuses on disorders of sex development; genomics and diagnosis to inform clinical care. His contributions have been fundamental to the advancement of the field including significant gene discovery and development of an accurate, rapid diagnostic assay that has improved outcomes for patients with DSD. He has received numerous awards and in 2014 was made a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences for his distinguished leadership.