Speaker Profile

Ph.D., Chief Technical Officer, Pacific Biosciences

Biography
Dr. Turner founded Pacific Biosciences (formerly Nanofluidics) and in 2004 secured its Series A funding. He was awarded a Ph.D. in Physics by Cornell University in 2000, where he worked with Prof. Harold Craighead to study the behavior of biomolecules in nano-fabricated structures. He was a member of the project team at Cornell which developed the technology now employed by Pacific Biosciences and was co-author of the cover story in Science magazine (January 31, 2003) that introduced the technology to the scientific community. Dr. Turner’s undergraduate work was at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering and Physics. He is the author of over 50 scientific papers in fields ranging from DNA sequencing technology and biophysics to genomics and epigenomics. He is listed as the inventor on over 50 U.S. patents and numerous published patent applications. Dr. Turner was recipient of the MIT Technology Review “TR100” Award in 2003 and the University of Wisconsin Madison Distinguished Young Alumnus Award in 2008.


 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
    - Todd Dickinson, Arc Bio
    - Philip Stevens, Noscendo
  • ML/AI for Diagnosis & Prognosis
    - Amrie Grammer, Ampel BioSolutions
  • 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
    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