Speaker Profile

M.D., President and CEO, The Jackson Labs

Edison T. Liu, M.D. is a global leader in translational genomic medicine who has been at the helm of research institutions in US academia, the US National Cancer Institute, and in Asia. He propelled Singapore’s genomics efforts onto the international stage, helping that country become a regional powerhouse in biomedical sciences. In the last ten years, Dr. Liu guided The Jackson Laboratory to a doubling of its size and revenues, and expanded its footprint from North America into China and Japan. As an active physician scientist, his research is centered on the complex genetics of human cancers with a special focus on the genomic biology of breast cancer. Dr. Liu has published over 320 papers, reviews, and books, and is a recipient of numerous national and international awards. He is an advisor to many institutions across the world seeking to establish a competitive position in the global biomedical sciences.

 Session Abstract – PMWC 2023 Silicon Valley

Track 3, January 27

Track Chairs:
Sharon Terry, Genetic Alliance & Alice Rathjen

  • Learnings and Advancements of Population Studies
    Chair: Gonçalo Abecasis, Regeneron
    - Slavé Petrovski, AstraZeneca
  • Precision Medicine in Understudied Populations
    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
    Chair: Alessandro Ricommbeni, Microsoft UK
    - Catalina Lopez-Correa, Genome Canada
    - Khalid Fakhro, Sidra Medicine
  • Framework to Improve the Translation of Genomics into the Clinic
    Chair: Kathleen Barnes, Tempus Labs
    - Carlos Bustamante, Galatea Bio
  • Standardization And Harmonization Of REA Data Collection And Use In Clinical Genetics And Precision Health Research
    - Alice Popejoy, UC Davis Health
  • Identifying Relationships Between Disparate Data Sets to Monitor and Control Pathogen Outbreak
    Chair: Charles Chiu, UCSF
    - Amy Kirby, CDC
  • Increasing Diversity in Population Studies
    - Manual Rivas - Global Biobank Engine, Stanford Rivas Lab

 Session Abstract – PMWC 2023 Silicon Valley

Track 3 - January 27 11.00 A.M.-11.15 A.M.

Qatar Foundation’s Sidra Medicine is a leading regional research hospital and tertiary care facility for women and children, seeing nearly 200,000 patients in 2020. This session will explore the work at Sidra Medicine to take from bench to bedside the applications arising from newly analysed datasets of the Arab genome that will have benefits for patient care, pharmacogenomics and population health.