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Open Data and the Future of Science

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Professor Dame Sally Davies was appointed Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for England and Chief Medical Advisor to the UK Government in March 2011, having held the post on an interim basis since June 2010. Professor Dame Sally Davies is an independent advisor to the UK Government on medical matters, with particular responsibilities regarding Public Health. From 2004-2016, Professor Dame Sally Davies was the Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA) for the Department of Health (DH), where she was actively involved in NHS R&D from its establishment and founded the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). In 2013, Dame Sally became a Non-Executive Director of Genomics England Ltd, to sequence 100,000 whole genomes from NHS patients by 2017. Professor Dame Sally Davies received her DBE in 2009. She was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 2014 and a member of the National Academy of Medicine, USA in 2015.

The talk will be focusing on big data and on genomics as an example for the potential use of big data for patient benefit. It will also discuss research funding.

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