Dr. Dianne De Santis, PhD (UWA) is a senior medical scientist-in-charge at the Department of Clinical Immunology at PathWest, Royal Perth Hospital and serves as the Marrow Match Manager for the Western Australian Donor Search program, as well as being responsible for the development and implementation of Next Generation Sequencing technology for immunogenetic applications such as HLA genotyping. She has been working in the fields of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics since 1996. She has earned a Bachelor of Science degree and subsequently a PhD investigating the role of killer immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIR) in haematopoietic stem cell transplantation from the University of Western Australia. She has represented APHIA as faculty at the last 2 International Summerschool programs providing lectures on Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies, Donor Registries, KIR in Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation and HLA and Drug Hypersensitivity. She was Co-Chair for the 16th International Histocompatibility Workshop – NGS component and part of the Key Opinion Leader Network for Life Technologies Next Generation Sequencing Working Group. She has ongoing collaboration in the areas of Next Generation Sequencing, KIR and transplantation, HLA and Disease, and MHC polymorphism.