Augusto Rendon

Director of Bioinformatics
Genomics England
Augusto holds an undergraduate degree in Physics from the Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia. He undertook his PhD at the University of Toronto in the Department of Medical Biophysics. He then moved to the University of Cambridge to pursue postdoctoral work in computational biology and statistical genomics. Augusto currently hold a Principal Research Associate position at the University of Cambridge in the Department of Haematology. Since 2014 he had been seconded to Genomics England as Director of Bioinformatics. There, he lead a team of over 50 developers, analysts, bioinformaticians and curators. Augusto's team is responsible for establishing pipelines to analyse and manage all genomic data for the UK 100,000 genomes project and the future NHS Genomic Medicine Service. the team designed and implemented the clinical interpretation pipelines that return findings to patients, while ensuring that knowledge accumulated through this process is best exploited to improve patient care and enhance discovery. These days he spent most of his time focusing on the human, scientific and technological aspects of building large, resilient, [bio]informatics, systems for genomic medicine. Hoping to jump on the machine learning bandwagon using clinical and genomic data; up to now busy collecting lots of it. Husband, father of two wonderful kids and two cats.


November 7 2019, 17:20
 - 17:50
Update On Data Analysis For The 100,000 Genomes Project

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Wednesday 27th May
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