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Accelerating Biomedical Discoveries

Patients and families want cures and optimized care. Analytics can help get us there. 

The Kolker Lab’s mission is to propel biomedical discovery by translating data to knowledge to outcomes. We accelerate and optimize research and clinical work through intuitive, reliable and powerful analytics.

The Kolker Lab is a diverse and experienced R&D team of laboratory scientists, biostatisticians, data scientists and software developers. We combine our expertise in omics (proteomics, genomics, metabolomics, etc.) experimentation, bioinformatics and healthcare analytics to examine and model biological processes.

We work directly with collaborators from biomedical research and clinical administration. Examples of our biomedical research work include generating high-throughput data from samples, analyzing existing multivariate data, and creating infrastructure software solutions (such as MOPED and SPIRE) which enable omics discoveries across the entire scientific community. Our clinical analytics work includes analyzing clinical and business data to help clinicians and hospital executives identify opportunities to improve quality and reduce waste.

To learn more about the Kolker Lab, please visit our external website or email the Kolker Lab.

Investigator Biography

Eugene Kolker Kolker Lab

Dr. Eugene Kolker is Seattle Children’s chief data officer and director of Seattle Children’s Research Institute’s Bioinformatics and High-Throughput Analysis Laboratory. 

Dr. Kolker has more than 25 years of transdisciplinary experience in analytics, software and algorithm development, and omics research. His work is currently supported by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, the Robert B. McMillen Foundation, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and Seattle Children’s Research Institute. 

In 2001, he co-founded OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology and served as its editor-in-chief through 2012. He is now executive editor. In 2011, he co-founded DELSA Global (the Data-Enabled Life Sciences Alliance), a not-for-profit community organization, and serves as its president. In 2012, he co-founded the Big Data journal and serves as its executive editor.

Kolker received a PhD from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, and an MS from Kishinev University in the former USSR.

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