CBRC Seminar by Professor Georgios V. Gkoutos | Translating the Phenome

Apr 18 2021 12:00 PM - Apr 18 2021 01:00 PM


The talk will narrate a journey of translation, starting from the systematic representation of the phenome that will allow it to be understood beyond the barriers of particular dimensions, levels of granularity or species. It will then follow its conveyance to biomedical research settings, its transition to clinical settings, its demonstration of efficacy and effectiveness, its transformative implementation to practice and its application to the improvements of the health of populations.


Professor Gkoutos holds the chair of Clinical Bioinformatics, a joint appointment between the University of Birmingham Medical School and the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. He is the director of the AI 4 Health Centre within the Institute of Translational Medicine and a Faculty Affiliate Professor of Digital Health, Berkeley Lab. He is the elected co-Director of the WCH-Birmingham Research Institute and an Alan Turing Senior Fellow.                          

In 2018, Prof Gkoutos was appointed as associated Director of the Health Data Research UK Institute, a partnership that includes 24 universities and institutes; NHS and social care organizations, charities, industry, patients, and the public, and other government-funded organizations. Prof Gkoutos currently leads a number of national implementation themes, coordinates numerous international efforts, collaborations and partnerships and is involved in numerous national and international clinical trials and consortia.                                    

Prof Gkoutos's research background lies within the areas of clinical and biomedical informatics, health data science, computational biology, and translational research aiming at the discovery of molecular origins of human disease and the precision medicine developments of novel disease diagnostic and intervention strategies. His research lab has over 30 academic members, supported by a >50M active competitive research income (>5.6M lab funding), with diverse interdisciplinary expertise from medicine, biology and genetics to bioinformatics, data science, engineering, athematics, statistics and Artificial Intelligence.

He has over 200 peer reviewed publications, an h-index 55, i10 index 142, and he is closely involved with international efforts and policy development initiatives, standards, resources, and sharing strategies across Europe, Australasia, China and North America