Speaker Profile

Ph.D., Professor & Chair, Stanford Center of Genomics & Personalized Medicine

Michael Snyder is the Stanford Ascherman Professor and Chair of Genetics and the Director of the Center of Genomics and Personalized Medicine. Dr. Snyder received his Ph.D. training at the California Institute of Technology and carried out postdoctoral training at Stanford University. He is a leader in the field of functional genomics and proteomics. His laboratory study was the first to perform a large-scale functional genomics project in any organism, and currently carries out a variety of projects in the areas of genomics and proteomics both in yeast and humans. These include the large-scale analysis of proteins using protein microarrays and the global mapping of the binding sites of chromosomal proteins. His laboratory built the first proteome chip for any organism and the first high resolution tiling array for the entire human genome.

Session Abstract – PMWC 2018 Silicon Valley

Session Synopsis: Genetic testing can be a daunting experience, yet the return of genetic findings allows the provision of clinically actionable results for findings associated with disease risks and anticipated medical needs. Obtaining this information back is therefore of high value to patients who would have otherwise not learned of their genetic risk. This session will focus on the advantages of patients getting genetically tested and learning about a genetic predisposition and potential associated health impacts.

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