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PhD, Founder and Chief Technology Officer, PacBio

Biography
Dr. Turner founded PacBio in 2004. He was awarded a Ph.D. in Physics by Cornell University in 2000, where he worked with Prof. Harold Craighead to study the behavior of biomolecules in nanofabricated structures. He was a member of the project team at Cornell which developed the technology now employed by PacBio and was coauthor of the cover story in Science magazine (13103) that introduced the technology to the scientific community. Dr. Turner's undergraduate work was at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he received a B.S. in Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering and Physics. He is the author of over 50 scientific papers in fields ranging from DNA sequencing technology and biophysics to genomics and epigenomics. He is listed as the inventor on over 50 U.S. patents and numerous published patent applications. Dr. Turner was recipient of the MIT Technology Review TR100 Award in 2003 and the UW Madison Distinguished Young Alumnus Award in 2008.


 Session Abstract – PMWC 2024 Silicon Valley

Track 4 - January 26 9.00 A.M.-4.00 P.M.


Track Chair: Stacey Gabriel, Broad Institute and Steve Turner, PacBio

  • New Frontiers in Genomic Analysis & Interpretation
    - Robert Sebra, ISMMS
    - Anshul Kundaje, Stanford
    - Chaz Langelier, UCSF
    - Orly Alter, Prism AI Inc
  • From Potential to Reality: Bringing Nanopore Sequencing to Clinical Practice (PANEL)
    Chair: Emma Stanton, Oxford Nanopore Tech - Charles Chiu, UCSF
    - Billy Tsz Cheong Lau, Stanford
  • Population Sequencing at Scale: Impact and Future Path of Genomic Programs (PANEL)
    Chair: Stacey Gabriel, Broad Institute
    - Heidi Rehm, MGH
    - Cindy Lawley, Olink
    - John M. Gaziano, Million Veterans Program (MVP)
  • New Frontiers in Genomic Analysis & Interpretation continues: AI in Spatial Transcriptomics in Patient Response
    - David. W. Craig, City of Hope Cancer Center
    - Premal Shah, MyOme
  • The Economic Perspective on Genomics (PANEL)
    Chair: Bill Hyun, UCSF
    - Steve Turner, PacBio
    - Alex de Winter, Danaher Ventures
    - Kandaswamy (Swamy) Vijayan, Zafrens
  • Using AI for Scalable Phenotyping and Discovery
    - Andrew Carroll, Google
  • Building Bridges: Precision Medicine Communities
    - Kumar Prashant, Karkinos
  • NCI Showcase
    - Xiaofeng Xie, MicrOmics Technologies

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