Speaker Profile

M.D., Ph.D., MPH, Chief Medical Officer, IDbyDNA and Medical Director, ARUP Laboratories

Robert Schlaberg is the Chief Medical Officer of IDbyDNA as well as an Assistant Professor of Pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine and a Medical Director at ARUP Laboratories. His research is focused on next-generation sequencing-based infectious disease diagnostics and is supported in part by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Robert co-developed Taxonomer, the metagenomics data analysis platform, utilized by IDbyDNA as its central technology. Robert received Medical degrees from the Julius-Maximilians-University in Wuerzburg, Germany and a Masters of Public Health from Columbia University where he also trained in clinical pathology and served as Chief Clinical Pathology Resident. Robert is a board certified Clinical Pathologist and Medical Microbiologist.

Microbial Profiling Showcase:

IDbyDNA is a global leader in metagenomics, microbial genetics and data analytics. Leveraging advanced genome science and cutting-edge search technologies we are leading the transformation to bring precision medicine to infectious disease diagnosis.

 Session Abstract – PMWC 2020 Silicon Valley

Track 7, January 24, 11.45 A.M.

The PMWC 2020 Microbial Profiling Showcase will provide a 15-minute time slot for selected companies in the Microbiome and Pathogen ID fields. The human microbiome is composed of a wide variety of microorganisms that are essential for maintaining human health and preventing disease. Research in this area is accelerating due to the rapid development in genome sequencing technologies. This showcase will present some of the leading companies in microbial profiling and pathogen identification.