The 2015 edition of Sherbrooke International Life Sciences Summit will kick off with a speaker named among the world’s 100 most creative people in business—Joel Dudley!
Dr. Dudley is a specialist in biomedical informatics ranked by Fast Company as one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business 2014 for his work in using big data in health care.
His research in personal genomics uses modeling to predict which therapies could be most effective based on the unique molecular pattern of each tumor—ground breaking!
Joel Dudley leads two state of the art research centres, the Center for Biomedical Informatics and the Center for Precision Wellness, both encompassed by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, where he is currently Assistant Professor of Genetics and Genomic Sciences.
As part of the opening speech of SILS on September 29, 2015, Joel Dudley will present the latest advances in precision medicine at Mount Sinai. He will explain, among other things, how technologies linked to digital health, data science, and molecular profiling are applied, as well as what the next development prospects are.
In a more general way, Dr. Dudley’s work is focused on exposing the connections and information streams between cells, tissue, patients, populations, and the environment to transform them into new knowledge on biology and human health. His goal is to create a smart and adaptive healthcare system that makes predictive health, well-being, and precision medicine possible.
Joel Dudley is also the author and co-author of more than 50 scientific papers and holds multiple patents. He is co-author of the book Exploring Personal Genomics published by Oxford University Press.
Outside his research activities, Joel Dudley is interested in the business world. For example, he advises start-up companies to help them convert scientific innovations into added value in their day-to-day operations.
Dr. Dudley holds degrees from Arizona State University and Stanford University, where he subsequently worked as a Consulting Professor and Researcher.