Theme lead: Professor Michael Inouye
Professor Michael Inouye is Director of Research in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care at the University of Cambridge and Director of the Cambridge Baker Systems Genomics Initiative.
Mike began his science career at 19 years old when he began analysing data from the draft Human Genome Project, spending several years doing research in gene finding and protein structure prediction. He continued studying protein structure as a graduate student at UCLA, but returned to genomics in 2005 when he moved to the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. While at Sanger, Mike completed his PhD with Prof Leena Peltonen and Prof Gert-Jan van Ommen and was heavily involved in genome-wide association studies as well as integrative analyses of multi-omic data. After a postdoc at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, he was recruited to the faculty at the University of Melbourne in 2012 where he built a research program in systems genomics with a focus on clinical and public health applications.
His research focuses on: (i) Improved prediction, prevention and management of common diseases through the development and translation of polygenic scores, (ii) Uncovering insights into disease aetiology through integrative analysis of multi-omics data, and (iii) Development of open computational tools and resources which support translational research
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