Speaker Profile

Ph.D., Research Scholar, NCI

Biography
Charles has abundant experience leading computational epigenomics analyses of high-dimensional datasets as part of the Interlymph consortium, ENCODE and other consortia, to identify mechanisms underlying predisposition to different diseases. In addition, Charles has 10 years of experience leading projects to further the development of computational methods to identify tissue- and cell type-specific features in large scale GWAS and EWAS data.

Talk
The Missing Diversity in Human Epigenomic Studies
Recent work has highlighted a lack of diversity in genomic studies. However, less attention has been given to epigenomics. Recent research using ENCODE data shows that epigenomic studies are lacking in diversity. We propose several solutions and strategies to tackle this problem.


 Session Abstract – PMWC 2023 Silicon Valley

Track 3 - January 27 9.00 A.M.-4.15 P.M.


Track Chairs:
Sharon Terry, Genetic Alliance & Alice Rathjen

  • PMWC 2023 Award Ceremony:
    Pioneer Honoree: David Bentley, Ilumina
  • Learnings and Advancements of Population Studies
    Chair: Sharon Terry, Genetic Alliance
    - David Bentley, Ilumina
    - Slavé Petrovski, AstraZeneca
    - Andrea Ganna, FinnGen
    - Alexander Charney, Mount Sinai
  • Precision Medicine in Understudied Populations
    - Ryan Taft, Illumina
    - Aimé LUMAKA, WALGEMED
  • Building Future Precision Care in Qatar
    Chair: Khalid Fakhro, Sidra Medicine
    - Ziyad M. Hijazi, Sidra Medicine
    - Edison T. Liu, The Jackson Labs
  • Challenges and Opportunities for National Precision Medicine Initiatives (PANEL)
    Chair: Alessandro Ricommbeni, Microsoft UK
    - Catalina Lopez-Correa, Genome Canada
    - Khalid Fakhro, Sidra Medicine
  • Framework to Improve the Translation of Genomics into the Clinic (PANEL)
    Chair: Kathleen Barnes, Tempus Labs
    - Carlos Bustamante, Galatea Bio
    - Ora Gordon, Providence
    - Abasi Ene-Obong, 54gene
  • Identifying Relationships Between Disparate Data Sets to Monitor and Control Pathogen Outbreak (PANEL)
    Chair: Charles Chiu, UCSF
    - Amy Kirby, CDC
    - Smruthi Karthikeyan, UCSD
  • Increasing Diversity in Population Studies
    - Manual Rivas - Global Biobank Engine, Stanford Rivas Lab
  • The Missing Diversity in Human Epigenomic Studies
    - Charles E. Breeze, National Cancer Institute
  • The Transition from Genomics to Phenomics in Precision Population Health
    - Lee Hood, Phenome Health