Genetic Epidemiology and Biostatistics
The Genetic Epidemiology and Biostatistics Program conducts research centred on the benefits of genomics for human health and on the interface between basic science and clinical impact. It will develop the tools to analyze data for new knowledge about the causes and progression of cancer and related conditions. It will also assist in the translation of this new knowledge into prevention and health promotion strategies.
The Program is comprised of a multi-disciplinary team committed to developing new ways to investigate the determinants of complex human disease and to explore how genetic information can be used to improve human health. Modern human disease research requires extensive collaboration to derive maximum benefit from cross-disciplinary knowledge, experience and expertise. The Program has initiated a large number of projects and networks with academic, government and private industry collaborators at a provincial, national and international level. The group is distinguished by close collaboration and integration with many clinical groups and a focus on translational research.