Disorders and differences in sex development – genomics, diagnosis, informing clinical care

by Professor Andrew Sinclair, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia

will take place on Monday, September 25th, 2023 from 17:00 to 18:00 hours in CBBM Building, Ground Floor, Seminar Room Levi-Montalcini.

Host: Prof. Olaf Hiort
Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein

Abstract: Professor Andrew Sinclair is Deputy Director of the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, the Professor of Translational Genomics, Dept. of Paediatrics at The University of Melbourne and a Board Director of the Victorian Clinical Genetics Service.  Nationally, Professor Sinclair co-led the Australian Genomic Health Alliance, a network of over 40 organisations, that integrated genomics into the Australian health care system. Currently he leads the Australian Functional Genomics Network which fosters collaboration between model organism researchers and clinicians to facilitate and fund collaborations for the interpretation for VUSs and translation into clinical practice. His research focuses on disorders of sex development; genomics and diagnosis to inform clinical care. His contributions have been fundamental to the advancement of the field including significant gene discovery and development of an accurate, rapid diagnostic assay that has improved outcomes for patients with DSD. He has received numerous awards and in 2014 was made a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences for his distinguished leadership.