Speaker Profile

Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer, Encodia

Biography
As Encodia's Chief Technology Officer, Dr Beard leads a talented and innovative team to develop and scale the product portfolio. Dr. Beard has a 20+ year track record of bringing transformative life sciences products to market. Experienced in strategic technology development raising over +$100M venture capital in cutting edge genomics, machine learning and 3D printing technologies that focused on precision and personalized products from consumer to multiomic platforms aimed at eradicating cancer. Most recently served as CTO and Senior Vice President (SVP) of Operations at Mission Bio, where he launched and scaled Tapestri, a platform for multiomic single cell analysis. Prior to that, he served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and CTO at Feetz, Inc. He also held R&D leadership positions for Applied Biosystems and Life Technologies, managing $100M's in R&D spend for +1,500 scientists. He is an inventor on over 50 patents, launched over 40 products, and serves as an advisor/board member for other start-up companies.


 Session Abstract – PMWC 2022 Silicon Valley


Sequencing technologies are continuously improving, making it easier to obtain more in-depth molecular information than ever before. Emerging single-cell multi-omics sequencing technologies allow the capture of multiple modalities from a cell, including its epigenome, transcriptome, epitranscriptome, and proteome. This allows research into the heterogeneity of many biological mechanisms, and insights into complex molecular mechanisms that underpin disease.

Sessions:

  • 4th Generation Sequencing Technologies & Genome Mapping Systems
    - Barrett Bready, Nabsys
    - Alka Chaubey, Bionano Genomics
  • Long-Read Sequencing Technologies
    - Steve Turner, PacBio
  • Single Cell Genomics
    - Michael Schnall-Levin, 10x Genomics
  • Spatial Transcriptomics
    - Jason T. Gammack, Resolve Biosciences
  • Pathogen Identification
    Session Chair: Charles Chiu, UCSF
    - Philip Stevens, Noscendo
  • Metagenomics and Microbial Profiling
    - Amrie Grammer, Ampel BioSolutions
  • ML/AI for Diagnosis & Prognosis
    - Todd Dickinson, Arc Bio
  • Modern Technologies for Pathogen Identification + AI
    Session Chair: Sivan Bercovici, Karius Dx
  • Proteogenomics
    - Nigel Beard, Encodia
  • Advances Proteomics - Stratifying Cardiovascular Risk to Decrease Cost of Care
    Session Chair: Roy Smythe, SomaLogic
    - Matthias Kleinz, UPMC
  • Leveraging Immune System Diagnostics to Improve Disease Outcomes
    Session Chair: Kathy Kamath, Serimmune, Inc
    - Millennia Lytle, Mymee
    - Noah Nasser, Serimmune, Inc
  • Evolving Alzheimer’s Disease Therapeutics with Neuro Diagnostic Therapies (PANEL)
    Session Chair: Kevin Hrusovsky, Quanterix
    - Charlotte Teunissen, Amsterdam UMC
    - Henrik Zetterberg, University of Gothenburg
    - Nicholas Ashton, University of Gothenburg
  • PMWC Showcase (NCI)
    - Michael Cardone, Eutropics Pharmaceuticals
    - Robert Meltzer, Fluent BioSciences
    - Cynthia Taylor Lawley, Olink Proteomics
    - Brian McKelligon, Akoya Biosciences