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Podcast: Episode #6 –Using genomics to accelerate drug development

Podcast: Episode #6 –Using genomics to accelerate drug development

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From Data To Health

The BC Platforms’ podcast series, ‘From data to health’ brings together innovators representing the ecosystem of users, custodians, contributors of healthcare data. Each guest sheds light on how they advance and envision the future of health through data.

This series is hosted by Dr. Tõnu Esko, Head of Estonian Biobank Innovation Center, BC Platforms SAB chairman and Vice Director, Institute of Genomics, University of Tartu.

This episode will focus on the topic of using genomics to accelerate drug development.

What is covered:

  • The benefits of using big data in drug discovery
  • Specific examples of how the genetics could be helpful in the drug discovery, such as the contribution of human genetics and genomics to fighting COVID
  • The recommendations to stakeholders for collaborating within the industry for the sake of innovation
  • How biobanks can potentially act as middlemen for this new type of collaboration