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Prof Steve ROZEN


Associate Dean, Research Informatics,

Director, Centre for Computational Biology
Professor, Program in Cancer and Stem Cell Biology,
Duke-NUS Medical School


• Speaker, Panomics Symposium, 22 Sep 2018


Prof Steve Rozen's research has focused on bioinformatics, human genetics & cancer genomics. Rozen founded and directs the Duke-NUS Centre for Computational Biology. The Centre's faculty have published > 140 scientific papers since 2011 and the Centre offers a PhD program in bioinformatics. Rozen's own laboratory focuses on bioinformatics and cancer genomics, and is part of a team-science effort in cancer genomics that has led to multiple papers, including 5 in “Nature Genetics”. This research was also recognized by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 2018 Team Science Award to the "Genomic Approaches to Preventing and Treating Asian-Prevalent Cancers Team" for work on aristolochic acid mutagenesis in liver and urinary tract cancers and for genomic studies of biliary tract cancers, lymphomas, and gastric cancers. Rozen Lab areas of focus within cancer genomics include alternative splicing, lncRNAs, and use of mutational signatures as tools for studying the molecular epidemiology of cancer. Prof Rozen also created and maintains the widely-used Primer3 software for PCR primer design. Previously, he also worked extensively on identifying mutations in human Y chromosomes and their clinical consequences, as reported in multiple publications in Nature Genetics and Nature.