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Ph.D., Professor, Genetics and Genomic Sciences Director, Center for Advanced Genomics Technology Director, Genomics Technology Facility, ISMMS

Dr. Robert Sebra is the founding Director of the Center for Advanced Genomics Technology (CAGT) which is focused on accelerating innovation and commercial platform application to ensure that the scientific and medical communities have access to a broad toolbox to enable technologydriven omics research. Dr. Sebra has built a unique technology development program that focuses on cutting edge single molecule, bulk, single cell, and spatial multiomics molecular and analytical methods development for community application and datasets for translational science and medicine research with over 200 publications and patents, to date. His research program focuses on applying these technologies to study development, tumor progression, and infectious disease to better characterize health and disease progression. Recent research interests include discovery of biomarkers of tumor initiation, novel gene discovery in human preimplantation development, and engineering of accelerated AI foundation models to facilitate cellular and gene expression signatures of disease.

 Session Abstract – PMWC 2024 Silicon Valley

Track 4 - January 26 9.00 A.M.-3.00 P.M.

Track Chair: Stacey Gabriel, Broad Institute and Steve Turner, PacBio

  • New Frontiers in Genomic Analysis & Interpretation (PANEL)
    - Robert Sebra, ISMMS
  • From Potential to Reality: Bringing Nanopore Sequencing to Clinical Practice (PANEL)
    Chair: Emma Stanton, Oxford Nanopore Tech - Charles Chiu, UCSF
  • Population Sequencing at Scale: Impact and Future Path of Genomic Programs (PANEL)
    Chair: Stacey Gabriel, Broad Institute
    - Heidi Rehm, MGH
    - Cindy Lawley, Olink
    - John M. Gaziano, Million Veterans Program (MVP)
  • The Economic Perspective on Genomics (PANEL)
    Chair: Paul Spellman, UCLA
    - Walter Kowtoniuk, Third Rock Ventures
  • Building Bridges: Precision Medicine Communities
    - Kumar Prashant, Karkinos


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