Speaker Profile

Ph.D., Director of Data Science and Bioinformatics, Diversigen

Tonya Ward is an accomplished microbiome scientist with expertise in clinical and experimental research, bioinformatics, next generation sequencing and translating data into insights. She's passionate about accelerating microbiome science through reproducible research and enabling high-power studies by creating services that scale. Tonya holds a Bachelor of Science in Genetics from the University of Western Ontario and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Ottawa.

Microbial Profiling Showcase:

Diversigen empowers microbiome discovery through sequencing, analysis, and consulting services. The combined bench strength of Diversigen is unparalleled in the industry, providing you with access to those who are pioneering advancements in the microbiome field.

Metatranscriptomics: Enabling Biomarker Discovery

 Session Abstract – PMWC 2022 Silicon Valley

Track 7, June 28-30

The PMWC 2022 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.