24th Annual Scientific
Sep 20, 2023
Professor Tiong Yang Tan
A clinical geneticist at Victorian Clinical Genetics Services and co-leads the Rare Disease Discovery group and Rare Disease Flagship at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute located in The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. He is a physician-scientist with PhD in developmental biology and post-doctoral research (HKU) in rare disease and genomic analysis. He has a strong track record in phenotypic characterisation, novel gene discovery and functional analysis of rare diseases.
He is widely recognised by his peers as an expert in advanced genomic analysis and integration of science with clinical medicine. From 2014-2018, Tiong co-led two Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance disease Flagships (Phase 1: Childhood Syndromes, Phase 2: Complex Care), which have developed clinical utility and health economic evidence for the use of genomic sequencing in children with rare and undiagnosed syndromes. His clinical expertise and scientific skills honed during his PhD and postdoctoral studies have led to the discovery of >15 novel disease genes (lead investigator in five), paving the way for improved clinical diagnostics, management and enhanced understanding of fundamental disease processes.
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