Session Chair Profile

Executive Business Advisor, Immunai

Biography
Mark Jacobstein is the Executive Business Advisor and former CBO for Immunai, a high growth startup using single cell genomics and ML to reprogram the immune system. Mark came to Immunai from Guardant Health, where he spent four years as the CUEO. Prior Mark was CEO of mobile VOIP-pioneer iSkoot until its acquisition by Qualcomm. Mark was also an EVP at loopt (sold to GreenDot) and the co-founding President of Sequoia-backed Digital Chocolate, a pioneer in mobile games. In 1994 Mark founded Small World Sports, the world's first online fantasy sports business, and served as CEO until he sold the business to Paul Allen in 2002. Mark also co-founded Small World Software, which he sold to iXL, where he served as SVP of business development through their 1998 IPO. 


 Session Abstract – PMWC 2022 Silicon Valley

Track 2 , June 29


The future of drug development is likely to be deeply impacted by machine learning in a multitude of ways. This panel will reflect on the past, present, and future of what has made drug discovery flourish and fail; with a special focus on the technology driving cutting-edge precision medicine.

 Session Abstract – PMWC 2022 Silicon Valley

Track 2 , June 29


  • Hope or Hype? The Role of ML in Drug Discovery and Development (PANEL)
    Session Chair: Ansuman Satpathy, Stanford University
    - Marcel Hop, Genentech
    - Mark Jacobstein, Immunai
    - Stacie Calad-Thomson, BioSymetrics
    - Andrea deSouza, Eli Lilly and Company
  • Advancing Research and Drug Discovery with UK Biobank
    Session Chair: Asha Collins, DNAnexus
    - Lucy Burkitt-Gray, UK Biobank
    - Lisa McFerrin, AWS
  • Machine Learning for Novel Target Discovery: Unique Techniques Meet Unique Data
    Session Chair: Alex Morgan, Khosla Ventures
    - Lindsay Edwards, Relation Therapeutics
    - Kristen Fortney, BioAge
    - Quin Wills, Ochre Bio
    - Joseph Rodgers, Fountain Therapeutics
    - Calum MacRae, Atman Health
  • AI/ML in Clinical Trial Design, Patient Selection and Prediction of Outcomes (PANEL)
    Session Chair: Peter Lipsky, Ampel Bio
    - Nasim Eftekhari, City of Hope
    - Mika Newton, xCures, Inc.
    - William Oh, Sema4
  • Treating Genetics as Data: Computable, Structured Results for Precision Medicine
    - Peter DeVault, Epic
  • DeepConsensus: Sequence Transformers for Sequence Correction
    - Andrew Carroll, Google
  • AI in Small Molecule Design and Screening (PANEL)
    Session Chair: Petrina Kamya, Insilico Medicine
    - Jim Edwards, Janssen
    - Tommaso Mansi, Johnson & Johnson
    - Martin Emanuel Bittner, Arctoris
  • PMWC 2022 Showcase
    - Kevin Cho, Envisagenics, Inc.
    - Poojitha Ojamies, Novartis
    - Steve Harrison, Engine Biosciences