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Ph.D., Director, Neuroscience Data Science, J&J

Biography
Dr. Christopher D. Whelan is a neuroscience and genetics researcher from Dublin, Ireland. He received his Ph.D. in Diagnostics & Therapeutics for Human Disease from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and completed at two-year post-doc with the ENIGMA neuroimaging consortium at USC, Los Angeles, before moving to industry in 2016. He has held roles as Manager of Neuroscience Genetics at Pfizer and Associate Director of Translational Genetics at Biogen before joining J&J in September 2022.


 Session Abstract – PMWC 2023 Silicon Valley

Track 4 - January 25 9.00 A.M.-4.45 P.M.


Track Chair: Cindy Lawley, Olink

  • How New Public-Private Collaboratives Can Catalyze Transformative Health Breakthroughs
    Chair: Keith Yamamoto, UCSF
    - Douglas Friedman, Engineering Biology Research Consortium (EBRC)
    - Jay Keasling, JBEI (Joint BioEnergy Institute)
    - Renee Wegrzyn, ARPA-H
  • Moving Sequencing into the Clinical Setting
    Chair: Charles Chiu, UCSF
    - Charlotte Hobbs, Rady Children’s Hospital
    - Euan Ashley, Stanford University
    - Sivan Bercovici, Karius
    - Heike Sichtig, Foundation Medicine
  • Evolving Sequencing Applications: Spatial Single-Cell Multi-Omics
    Chair: Michael Rhodes, NanoString
    - Chrstina Curtis, Stanford
  • How will Cheap Genome Sequencing Impact Genomic Medicine (PANEL)
    Chair: Euan Ashley, Stanford
    - Shawn Levy, Element Biosciences
    - Aleks Rajkovic, UCSF
    - David Bentley, Illumina
    - Stacey Gabriel, Broad Inst.
    - Sean Hofherr, Fabric Genomics
  • Single-cell, Spatial, and in Situ Technologies
    Chair: Dina Finan, 10x Genomics
    - Carina Emery, Miltenyi Biotec
  • Combining WGS with a AI-based Tumor Enrichment Method
    Chair: Asaf Zviran, C2I
  • Multi-omics Approaches Supporting Clinical Translation
    Chair: Cindy Lawley, Olink
    - Erin Smith, Takeda
    - Si Wu, Stanford
    - Christopher Whelan, J&J
  • Molecular Diagnosis New standard with NGS for Neurological and Infectious Conditions
    Chair: Scott Rabuka, DNA Genotek
    - Forrest Wright, Quadrant Laboratories
    - Frank Middleton, SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • PMWC Showcase
    - Josh Lauer, Ultime
    - Olivier Lucas, Oxford Nanopore
    - Lukasz Boryn, Ardigen

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