Jason Bobe, MSc
- ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Genetics and Genomic Sciences
Research Topics:Genetics, Genomics
The focus of my research is prototyping collaborative and participatory models of biomedical research and innovation. I am particularly interested in (a) greatly expanding the rates of participation in organized health research, (b) broadening the types of contributions participants in research are able to make, (c) promoting discovery & innovation through "equal access" and equitable data sharing practices, i.e. those which enable individuals to build highly integrated, longitudinal research profiles with portable, re-usable data and information assets, (d) the creation of well-consented public data resources via the “open consent” framework, (e) building research networks and communities of practice around emerging technologies. Since 2007, I have been working closely with George Church at Harvard to develop the Global Network of Personal Genome Projects (PGP), which includes research studies in 4+ countries that collaborate on the development and evaluation personal genomic technologies and practices at increasing scales. The first site was founded at Harvard Medical School in 2005, followed by sites at Hospital for Sick Kids / University Toronto (2012), University College London (2013), and the Center for Molecular Medicine CeMM in Vienna, Austria (2014). I have co-founded a variety of initiatives, organizations and programs, including: PersonalGenomes.org OpenHumans.org DIYbio.org GETconference.org
Ball MP, Thakuria JV, Zaranek AW, Clegg T, Rosenbaum AM, Wu X, Angrist M, Bhak J, Bobe J, Callow MJ, Cano C, Chou MF, Chung WK, Douglas SM, Estep PW, Gore A, Hulick P, Labarga A, Lee JH, Lunshof JE, Kim BC, Kim JI, Li Z, Murray MF, Nilsen GB, Peters BA, Raman AM, Rienhoff HY, Robasky K, Wheeler MT, Vandewege W, Vorhaus DB, Yang JL, Yang L, Aach J, Ashley EA, Drmanac R, Kim SJ, Li JB, Peshkin L, Seidman CE, Seo JS, Zhang K, Rehm HL, Church GM. A public resource facilitating clinical use of genomes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2012 Jul; 109(30).
Lunshof JE, Bobe J, Aach J, Angrist M, Thakuria JV, Vorhaus DB, Hoehe MR, Church GM. Personal genomes in progress: from the human genome project to the personal genome project. Dialogues in clinical neuroscience 2010; 12(1).
Bobe JR. To the moon: In support of the genomic astronauts who will take us there. [editorial]. Genomics Law Report 2009;(Fall).