The BRC Genetics and Genomics Seminar Series hosted by Professor Jorge Ferrer, is excited to have Dr Shamith Samarjiwa talking on ‘Untangling Genomic Regulatory Dynamics’.  Dr Shamith Samarjiwa completed a Ph.D. in Computational Genomics & Molecular Immunology (2006) in Prof. Paul Hertzog’s group at the Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. He generated transgenic mice, and utilised molecular and biochemical techniques involving viral and inflammatory in vivo disease models, together with computational genomics to understand in vivo regulation of interferon and TLR receptors, signaling pathways, and innate immune responses. He was the Foundation Bioinformatics Fellow at the Monash Institute, where he established the first bioinformatics research group. Subsequently, he was a Research Associate (Statistics and Computational Biology) in Prof. Simon Tavaré’s group at the University of Cambridge, CRUK Cambridge Institute, working on genome-scale data-Integration, chromatin epigenomics, cellular senescence and cancer systems biology. In 2015 he moved to the MRC Cancer Unit, University of Cambridge to establish an independent research group. His laboratory developed and applied Computational Biology, Data Science (including Artificial Intelligence & Machine/Deep Learning) and Complex Systems methods to jointly understand fundamental rules underlying gene, genome and epigenome regulation in the intersection of immunity, inflammation, ageing and cancer.

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