Full Name
Philip Awadalla (Presenter)
Job Title
National Scientific Director
CanPath (Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health)
Speaker Bio
Dr. Philip Awadalla, PhD, is National Scientific Director of CanPath (Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health), Director of Computational Biology and the Executive Scientific Director of Ontario Health Study at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, as well as a Professor of Population and Medical Genomics at the University of Toronto. He is Director of the Genome Canada, Canadian Data Integration Centre and a member of the International Hundred Thousand Consortium Steering Committee. He obtained his doctorate in population and statistical genetics from the University of Edinburgh and awarded NSERC, Killam, and Wellcome Trust Fellowships to pursue his postdoctoral work before taking faculty positions at North Carolina and the University of Montreal. He was previously the Scientific Director of CARTaGENE, and part of the analysis groups of the 1000 Genomes Program and Pan-cancer Analysis of Whole Genomes. Major current projects include genomics and computational approaches of aging, hematological diseases and cancers, as well as early-disease biomarker and drug development; other research focuses on approaches to identify genetic and environmental control points for infectious disease surveillance and resistance.
Philip Awadalla (Presenter)