Mark recently joined Pacific Biosciences in the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer where he will manage our research, development and manufacturing organizations and will be responsible for driving our strategic planning and corporate development activities. Mark joins the company from Illumina, Inc. where he most recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. In that role, he was responsible for the development and implementation of lllumina’s commercial strategy and oversaw worldwide sales and services of over $3B in annual revenue and ~1,800 commercial employees. He joined Illumina in 2006 as a regional account manager in Illumina’s sales organization, and advanced rapidly taking on senior commercial leadership roles with ever increasing areas of responsibility, ultimately assuming the Chief Commercial Officer role in 2017. During his fifteen year tenure at Illumina, he was instrumental in scaling Illumina’s global commercial organization, representing the voice of their customers and driving significant annual revenue growth. Prior to Illumina, Mark was the Director of Genotyping Services for Ellipsis Biotherapeutics. He earned as B.S. in Biochemistry from Western University and was a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Toronto in the department of Molecular and Medical Genetics. During that time, his research was focused on Cystic Fibrosis at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.
Genomic Profiling Showcase:
PacBio highly accurate long-read sequencing provides the most comprehensive view of genomes, transcriptomes, and epigenomes- including the full spectrum of genetic variation
The PMWC 2022 Genomic Profiling Showcase will provide a 15 min speaking opportunity for selected companies working with the latest technologies in nucleic acid sequencing such as NGS, providing instrumentation for genomic sequencing, and offering direct to consumer services. These companies will share their innovative products and services to an audience of leading investors, potential clients and partners. The Genomic Profiling Showcase will exhibit the latest innovations in methods and instruments used for DNA/ RNA sequencing to ascertain the genomic and transcriptional profile of a person in order to understand why some people get certain diseases while others do not, or why people react in different ways to the same drug. This information is also being used to develop new ways to diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases, such as cancer.