Session Abstract – PMWC 2018 Silicon Valley

This Showcase will take place on January 23 & 24 and will provide a 15-minute time slot for selected companies in the Microbiome and Pathogen ID fields. The human microbiome is composed of a wide variety of microorganisms that are essential for maintaining human health and preventing disease. Research in this area is accelerating due to the rapid development in genome sequencing technologies. This showcase will present some of the leading companies in microbial profiling and pathogen identification.

Confirmed Presenting Companies:

This Showcase will take place on January 23 & 24 and will provide a 15-minute time slot for selected companies in the Microbiome and Pathogen ID fields. The human microbiome is composed of a wide variety of microorganisms that are essential for maintaining human health and preventing disease. Research in this area is accelerating due to the rapid development in genome sequencing technologies. This showcase will present some of the leading companies in microbial profiling and pathogen identification.

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Session Chair Profile

Ph.D., Co-founder & CEO, EpiBiome
Biography

Dr. Hammack is Chief Executive Officer, Cofounder, and a Director of EpiBiome. He received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from The University of California at Berkeley, his PhD in Physics from UCSD, and was a postdoctoral fellow at LBNL. Dr. Hammack has more than 20 peer-reviewed publications in topics ranging from superfluidity, polymers, and surface chemistry to plasmonics and photonics. Before founding EpiBiome, he was a Research Staff Member at HGST where he developed nanoscale optical characterization techniques. In his current role at EpiBiome, he brings expertise in programming and data analysis, and oversees the bioinformatics program. Dr. Hammack is also an expert in microscopy and spectroscopy.

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