Mathematics and Precision Medicine

Start: 02/25/2015 - 4:15pm
End  : 02/25/2015 - 5:15pm


Bob Palais, University of Utah


Mathematics will play a key role in the recently announced Precision Medicine Initiative. We will describe mathematical methods being developed to analyze and interpret DNA and other molecules that impact our health, and used to enhance diagnosis and therapy. These include rapid economical tests to identify and quantify genetic variations without sequencing, used in tests for transplant compatibility, simultaneous detection of a variety of pathogens including Ebola, newborn screening, and a cancer therapy. We will see how some surprising and interesting mathematical connections can appear in the process.

Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning (SCTL), at Harvey Mudd, Basement, B460

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