Speaker Profile

Ph.D., Senior Director, Software and Informatics, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Biography

Simon Cawley, Ph.D., is Head of Software and Bioinformatics for the Ion Torrent next-generation sequencing (NGS) platform. As part of the Clinical Sequencing Division of Thermo Fisher Scientific, his team is responsible for the full bioinformatics workflow from acquisition and processing of raw data off the semiconductor chip to delivery of downstream analytics and biological insights. Prior to working with the Ion Torrent platform, Simon spent 10 years at Affymetrix as Head of Algorithms and Data Analysis for expression, genotyping and other applications. Simon has a PhD in Statistics from the University of California at Berkeley and a BA in Mathematics from Trinity College Dublin.

Presentation Title and Company Description

Liquid Biopsy Showcase: Latest Innovations in NGS-based Liquid Biopsy Research
Thermo Fisher Scientific is the world leader in serving science, enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Through our Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Gibco and Ion Torrent brands, we help cancer researchers accelerate innovation and enhance productivity.