UW’s Mooney To Speak at NLM
The next talk in the National Library of Medicine Informatics Lecture Series, titled “Interpretation of Human Genomes and Identification of Impactful Variants Using Biomedical Informatics,” will be given by Dr. Sean Mooney, professor, department of biomedical informatics and medical education and chief research information officer, UW Medicine, University of Washington, on Wednesday, Nov. 2 from 2 to 3 p.m. in Lister Hill Center Auditorium, Bldg. 38A.
Whole exome and whole genome sequencing is continuing to challenge researchers with a wealth of genetic variants of unknown disease effects. Mooney’s group is investigating genomic and proteomic attributes that describe genetic variants in human genome sequences and then using those attributes to predict pathogenic variants that affect protein structure and function, mRNA processing and translation and transcriptional regulation. His team has built the MutPred suite of tools for discovering and characterizing pathogenic and pharmacogenetic variants from whole genome sequencing.
Mooney received his B.S. with distinction in biochemistry and molecular biology in 1997 from the University of Wisconsin. He received a Ph.D. in 2001 at the University of California, San Francisco, and then an American Cancer Society John Peter Hoffman fellowship at Stanford University.