Speaker Profile

PhD, Vice President, Computational Genomics, BridgeBio

Biography
SunGou and his team uses large datasets and computational tools to support decision making across early discovery research and late stage clinical programs at BridgeBio. This includes identifying and validating targets by quantifying human genetic support through the use of diverse population scale biobanks, integrating context relevant multi omics data for understanding variant function and mechanism, as well as deploying a genetics first approach and analyzing RWE for patient identification and assessing unmet need, to name a few. The team utilizes various statistical techniques, including AI, to the diverse public and proprietary datasets available at BridgeBio to generate insights not easily attainable through reading published literature. Prior to BridgeBio, SunGou was at SevenBridges developing applications for the graph genome pipeline and supporting the genomic data pipeline of the VA's Million Veteran Program. He earned his PhD in Human Genetics at the Welcome Sanger Institute with Dr. Carl Anderson.


 Session Abstract – PMWC 2024 Silicon Valley

Track 2 - January 26 9.00 A.M.-4.00 P.M.


Track Chair:
Gad Getz, Broad Institute

  • PMWC 2024 Luminary Award
    Luminary Honoree: Heidi Rehm, MGH and Broad Institute
  • Opening Talk: The Power of Data by Track Chair Gaddy Getz, Broad Institute
  • Challenges of Remote Data Harmonization and Querying (PANEL)
    Chair: Heidi Rhem, MGH and Broad Institute
    - Chris Lunt, All of Us
    - Simona Carini, UCSF
    - Josh Peterson, Emerge/Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    - Nara Sobreira, Johns Hopkins/GeneMatcher
  • Promoting Global Collaboration for Data Sharing: Overcoming Organizational and Sectoral Barriers (PANEL)
    Chair: Gad Getz, Broad Institute
    - Peter Goodhand, GA4GH
    - Valentina Di Francesco, NHGRI
    - Melanie Courtot, ICGC-ARGO
    - Erica Galvez, Manifest MedEx
  • Keynote: Machine Learning for Therapeutic Discovery
    - Daphne Koller, insitro
  • Exploring the Power of AI and Data Sciences in Drug Discovery (PANEL)
    Chair: Michelle Chen, Insilico Medicine
    - Kim Branson, GSK
    - Laszlo Radvanyi, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
    - Martin Stumpe, Tempus
    - Sun-Gou Ji, BridgeBio
    - Angela Oliveira Pisco, Insitro
  • Foundation Models to Advance Precision Medicine (PANEL)
    Chair: Nigam Shah, Stanford
    - Aashima Gupta, Google
    - Rod Tarrago, AWS
    - Lana Feng, Huma.ai
  • PMWC Showcase
    - Janusz Dutkowski, Data4Cure

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