School Seminar Series - Dr Simon Jiang, Australian National University

Dr Simon Jiang - Australian National University

Discovery from personalised medicine

Personalised medicine is a rapidly growing discipline of medicine wherein genomics and detailed phenotyping are allowing targeted treatments. However, in the process of resolving the mechanisms of disease, personalised medicine often leads to novel insights into gene function. In this talk, I will describe how personalised medicine approaches have led to new insights into fundamental immunological functions and how personalised medicine can resolve complex disease.

Speaker Biography

Simon completed his medical degree from the University of Newcastle, and completed specialist training in nephrology at The Canberra Hospital and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He completed a Masters in Medicine in clinical epidemiology from the University of Sydney and his PhD as an NHMRC/RACP scholar investigating the role of genetic variation in systemic lupus erythematosus at ANU.