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Paul Agapow, Director, Health Informatics, AstraZeneca

Originally a biochemist and immunologist, Paul was an early proponent of the promise of informatic approaches for biology. Following many years working on computational biology in the context of infectious disease and epidemiology, he is now a Health Informatics Director at AstraZeneca, based in tropical Cambridge UK. There he explores the possibilities of biomedical Big Data and its application to personalized medicine and therapies, in particular the use of novel algorithms and machine learning in discovering patient subtypes and predicting outcomes.