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Ph.D., Director, Genoa Ventures

Bill is a respected expert in both basic research and clinical lab technology development as faculty in UCSF Laboratory Medicine and Venture Partner at Genoa Ventures. Academically, Bill directed several labs with a strong concentration on cytometry and genomic technologies implementing a myriad of research, translational and clinical applications. His career includes joint appointments at UC Berkeley and LBNL, three honorary doctorates, and authorship of over 100 peerreviewed publications. Bill has been directly involved in the conception, engineering, and validation of more than 20 commercially successful analytical instruments, consumable products, and software programs, often in collaboration with strategic partners like Zeiss, Danaher, Thermo, BD, and Sony. Bill is an investor, andor advisor to more than 50 companies, cofounder of 11 startups, shepherding 14 exits. Bill joined Genoa Ventures at its inception to invest in unique opportunities and to further capitalize on his ability to repeatedly identify disruptive science in transformative markets.

 Session Abstract – PMWC 2024 Silicon Valley

Track 4 - January 26 9.00 A.M.-2.30 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
  • 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)
  • The Economic Perspective on Genomics (PANEL)
    Chair: Bill Hyun, UCSF
    - Walter Kowtoniuk, Third Rock Ventures
    - Steve Turner, PacBio
    - Vishal Gulati, Recode Health Ventures
    - Kandaswamy (Swamy) Vijayan, Zafrens
  • Building Bridges: Precision Medicine Communities
    - Kumar Prashant, Karkinos
  • NCI Showcase
    - Xiaofeng Xie, MicrOmics Technologies


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