Lectures and seminars Two lectures: 1) A history of the evolution of technologies and strategies for dealing with human complexity 2)The most radical paradigm change ever in healthcare: a 2nd Human Genome project-Beyond the Human Genome, a million person project in precision

12-05-2022 4:00 pm Add to iCal
Online Zoom lecture (see details below)

Speaker: Leroy "Lee" Edward Hood, Providence St Joseph Health & Institute of Systems Biology (ISB), Seattle
Hosts: Ingemar Ernberg, Eric Scarfone

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Meeting ID: 624 2737 3384

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Hood has developed ground-breaking scientific instruments which made possible major advances in the biological sciences and the medical sciences. His  protein sequencer, DNA synthesizer, peptide synthesizer, and DNA sequencer were commercialized through Applied Biosystems, Inc. and the ink-jet technology was commercialized through Agilent Technologies. The automated DNA sequencer was an enabling technology for the Human Genome Project. The peptide synthesizer was used in the synthesis of the HIV protease by Stephen Kent and others, and the development of a protease inhibitor for AIDS treatment.

21st century medicine is undergoing a revolution that argues healthcare should be predictive, preventive, personalized and participatory (P4) and acknowledges it has two major domains—wellness and disease.  The effective implementation of P4 healthcare arises from the idea that the complexity of human biology and the complexity  of disease can only be assessed in each individual with genomic and deep phenotypic analyses (e.g., blood analytes, gut microbiome, digital health measurements, etc).  Thus 21st century medicine is about following longitudinally the health trajectory of each individual and optimizing wellness and detecting and avoiding transitions to disease.  I will report on the analyses of longitudinal deep phenotyping data from about 5000 well individuals from Arivale—a company bringing quantitative or scientific wellness to consumers that closed down about 9 months ago.  I will also talk about a new proposal that we are just initiating to implement genomic and deep phenotyping analyses on 1-million  patients (the million person project) at Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH), the 3rd largest healthcare non-profit institute over a 5 year period—this project will be the catalyst for achieving 21st century medicine and will bring this new approach to approximately 10% of the  PSJH patients. It offers unique possibilities for improving clinical service, the possibility to discover thousands of new actionable possibilities, each  of which can improve health,  from the integration of genomic and phenomic data, the possibility of creating a myriad of new companies (e.g., new data generation assays, AI for managing for  physicians the  thousands of actionable possibilities, novel computational platforms for integration and analyses, etc.).  It will be the ultimate manifestation of scientific (or quantitative) wellness.  It turns out that 21st century medicine will give us powerful new approaches to solving contemporary medicine’s four largest challenges:  improving quality of health care, reducing its costs, leading us to age in a healthy manner (to deal with the large aging population), and provide us with an approach to ending most chronic disease by early prediction  and prevention.  I will discuss all of these issues and more.