Speaker Profile

PMWC PIONEER AWARD
Leadership role in the Human Genome Project and other large genetic population studies that transformed precision medicine.

Ph.D., Vice President & Chief Scientist, Illumina

Biography
Dr Bentley has focussed on the development and deployment of fast, accurate human whole genome sequencing (WGS) to transform precision medicine at population-scale around the world. Early applications include genetic disease and cancer, exemplified by the completion of the 100,000 genomes project in 2018, which led to the commissioning of WGS as part of the Genomic Medicine Service in the National Health Service in England (NHSE). This work also triggered other larger scale WGS opportunities including UK BioBank, AllofUS and the Our Future Health projects. Prior to Illumina, Dr Bentley was a founder member of the Board of Management at the Sanger Centre where he played a leading role in the Human Genome Project and related international consortia to characterise genetic variation, including the HapMap Project. Dr Bentley laid the foundations for his career in human medical genomics in early studies of molecular genetics of disease at Oxford and Guy’s Hospital, London.


 Session Abstract – PMWC 2023 Silicon Valley

Track 3 - January 27 9.00 A.M.-4.15 P.M.


Track Chairs:
Sharon Terry, Genetic Alliance & Alice Rathjen

  • PMWC 2023 Award Ceremony:
    Pioneer Honoree: David Bentley, Ilumina
  • Learnings and Advancements of Population Studies (PANEL)
    Chair: Sharon Terry, Genetic Alliance
    - David Bentley, Illumina
    - Slavé Petrovski, AstraZeneca
    - Andrea Ganna, FinnGen
    - Robert Wildin, University of Vermont Health
    - Alexander Charney, Mount Sinai
  • Precision Medicine in Understudied Populations
    - Ryan Taft, Illumina
    - Aimé LUMAKA, WALGEMED
  • Building Future Precision Care in Qatar
    Chair: Khalid Fakhro, Sidra Medicine
    - Ziyad M. Hijazi, Sidra Medicine
    - Edison T. Liu, The Jackson Labs
  • Challenges and Opportunities for National Precision Medicine Initiatives (PANEL)
    Chair: Alessandro Riccombeni, Microsoft UK
    - Catalina Lopez-Correa, Genome Canada
    - Khalid Fakhro, Sidra Medicine
  • Framework to Improve the Translation of Genomics into the Clinic (PANEL)
    Chair: Kathleen Barnes, Tempus Labs
    - Carlos Bustamante, Galatea Bio
    - Ora Gordon, Providence
    - Abasi Ene-Obong, 54gene
  • Identifying Relationships Between Disparate Data Sets to Monitor and Control Pathogen Outbreak (PANEL)
    Chair: Charles Chiu, UCSF
    - Amy Kirby, CDC
    - Smruthi Karthikeyan, Caltech
  • Increasing Diversity in Population Studies
    - Manual Rivas - Global Biobank Engine, Stanford Rivas Lab
  • The Missing Diversity in Human Epigenomic Studies
    - Charles E. Breeze, National Cancer Institute
  • The Transition from Genomics to Phenomics in Precision Population Health
    - Lee Hood, Phenome Health

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