Dr. Melissa Konopko is a Technical Programme Manager for the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health. She manages teams focusing on setting data and policy standards to enable global genomic and clinical data sharing. Prior to her role at GA4GH she conducted research at both University of Maryland, Baltimore and Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and spent a decade in financial and business-focused roles. She completed her PhD in Neuroscience and her MBA through the University of Maryland.
- Responsible and secure sharing of genomic and health data is key to both accelerating research and improving human health. This session will focus on empowering personalised health through data sharing. From tools and standards required for genomic and phenotypic data, federated networks for secure and responsible sharing to using human genetics to make new medicines.