Ph.D., Professor, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
Uhlen is a professor at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden. His research is focused on protein science, antibody engineering and precision medicine and range from basic research to more applied research, including clinical applications in cancer, cardiovascular diseases, autoimmune diseases and neurobiology. Since 2003, he has led an international effort to create the Human Protein Atlas and he recently initiated the SCAPIS SciLifeLab Wellness Profiling project in which individuals are followed by repeated analysis every third months with omics-based analysis. Uhlen´s research has resulted in more than 550 publications with a current h-index of 98 (Google Scholar). He is member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in USA, the Royal Swedish Academy of Science (KVA), the Swedish Academy of Engineering Science (IVA) and the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO). He was, starting in 2010, the founding Director of the Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab), a national center for molecular bioscience.
The SCAPIS SciLifeLab Wellness Profiling Program
Based on the Human Protein Atlas (www.proteinatlas.org) effort to map the human proteome (Uhlen et al, Science, 2015), we have launched a wellness profiling effort in which individuals have been monitored every three months and analyzed using whole genome sequencing, cell analysis, proteomics, metabolomics and microbiome analysis.
Session Abstract – PMWC 2017 Silicon Valley
Session Synopsis: Precision medicine centers are now an integral part of research and medical institutions. However, they face many challenges as they integrate enabling-technology platforms to achieve throughput goals, build biological repositories, analyze data, or enable translational research. This session will reveal some of the challenges, solutions, observations and best practices that a number of these centers encounter.