Dr. Zane Lombard
WITS HEALTH CONSORTIUM (PTY), LTD, South Africa
Dr Lombard obtained her PhD in Human Genetics in 2008, with her PhD research focusing on a bioinformatics-driven approach to disease-gene discovery. She is currently a principal medical scientist and the team lead of the Research & Development group in the Division of Human Genetics, where the focus is on the implementation of next-generation technology for genetic diagnostics. Before this she worked as a Senior Lecturer in Bioinformatics at the University of the Witwatersrand. Dr Lombard’s research interests include understanding the role that the human genome plays in conveying risk to complex diseases.