Shankar Subramaniam

Chair and Professor of Bioengineering, Professor Chemistry and Biochemistry and Nanotechnology · UC San Diego

Research in the Subramaniam laboratory spans several areas of bioinformatics, systems biology and medicine.

Neurology Systems Medicine Bioengineering Gene Expression and Regulation Genetics and Genomics

Cheolho Sim, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Biology · Baylor University

Professor Sim's research is focused predominantly on the vector biology of human pathogens.

Vector Biology Functional Genomics Disease Vectors Biology

Simone Immler

Professor of Genetics and Reproduction · University of East Anglia

Her research focuses on the genetics and genomics from parents to offspring and germ line to gametes.

Sexual Reproduction Genomics Reproductive Biology Genetics Sperm

David Bader

Distinguished Professor, Computer Science · New Jersey Institute of Technology

Interests lie at the intersection of data science & high-performance computing, with applications in cybersecurity

Computational Genomics Applications in Cybersecurity Data Science High-Performance Computing Massive-Scale Analytics

Matthew Daugherty

Assistant Professor · UC San Diego

Evolution of host-pathogen interactions; innate antiviral immunity; how SARS-CoV-2 & other viruses enter the human population

Evolutionary Genomics Innate Immunity Virology Host-Pathogen Interactions

Jennifer Gardy

Canada Research Chair in Public Health Genomics | Science Television Host · University of British Columbia | BC Centre for Disease Control | CBC Television

Sequencing DNA to track infectious diseases, and occasionally appearing on your favourite science TV shows

Genomics Bioinformatics Public Health Tuberculosis Science Communication

Jinying Zhao

Deans Endowed Chair/Professor/Director/M.D. · University of Florida

Dr. Jinying Zhao’s interests lie in the fields of genetic epidemiology, statistical genetics and bioinformatics for human complex diseases

epigenomics Bioinformatics for human complex diseases Genetic Epidemiology Epidemiology Statistical Genetics

Chuck Perou, PhD

The May Goldman Shaw Distinguished Professor of Molecular Oncology and Professor in the Department of Genetics, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine; Co-Director of The Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Breast Cancer Research Center · UNC-Chapel Hill

Dr. Perou has researched genomic categorization of human tumors, resulting in the discovery of Intrinsic Subtypes of Breast Cancer.

Clinical Research Systems Biology Cancer Biology Genomics Breast Cancer Subtyping

Antonis Rokas

Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Biological Sciences · Vanderbilt University

Expert on patterns of evolution, with a focus on the earliest forms of life.

Tree of Life Mosquito Functional Genomics Evolution of Fungal Metabolism Molecular Evolution Evolutionary Development

Yutao Liu, MD, PhD

Associate Professor · Augusta University

Dr. Liu is a human molecular geneticist in glaucoma and keratoconus.

DNA Copy Number Analysis Animal Modeling Functional Genomics Human Molecular Genetics Next Generation Sequencing

Edward Braun

Professor · University of Florida

Edward Braun is broadly interested in the evolution of genomes and organisms.

Genomics (Vertebrates, Especially Birds and Reptiles) Genomics Evolutionary Biology Evolutionary genetics Vertebrates

Kristin Bennett

Professor, Mathematical Sciences and Computer Science & Associate Director, Institute for Data Exploration and Application (IDEA) · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Extracts information from data using novel predictive or descriptive mathematical models

Bioinformatics Data Visualization Machine Learning Data Mining Health Informatics

Jack Whelan

Research Advocate - Event Speaker · Jack-Whelan.com

Inspire audience: see Clinical Trials as safe & effective treatment option vs conventional chemo as we travel road to Personalized Medicine

Clinical Trials Personalized Medicine Genomics Based Therapy Novel Molecular Targeting Agents to Treat Rare Incurable Cancer

Kuldeep Neote

Senior Director · Consulate General of Canada (CTA Boston)

Kuldeep focuses primarily on the areas of Oncology and Immunology.

Drug Discovery Immunology Oncology Molecular Biology

Dr Ellen Brooks-Pollock

Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Public Health · University of Bristol

Investigating the transmission and control of infectious diseases

Infectious Diseases Reproduction Number Infectious Disease Modelling Social Contact Networks Mathematical Modelling

John McCulloch

Founder & Managing Director · Burloch Group Inc.

Engaging and knowledgeable speaker with deep expertise in biotechnology investment.

Biotechnology Pharmaceuticals Innovation Investment

Ellen Clayton

Craig-Weaver Professor of Pediatrics; Professor of Law; Professor of Health Policy · Vanderbilt University

World-renowned medical ethicist working at the intersection of law, medicine and public health, with a focus on genetics.

Gender and the Law Legal and Ethical Issues in Children's and Women's Health Research Ethics Genetics and Health Policy Medical Ethics

Roxanne Mykitiuk

Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School · York University

Roxanne Mykitiuk investigates the legal, ethical and social implications of assisted reproductive and genetic technologies.

Health Law Disability Law Feminist Legal Theory Family Law Genetics and the Law

V. Peter Harder

Senior Policy Advisor · Dentons Canada LLP

Highly engaging speaker with over 30 years at the centre of Canadian law, government decision-making, foreign affairs & international trade.

International Trade Government Relations & Regulatory Affairs Public Policy International Natural Resources and Infrastructure Cleantech

FRANCOISE BAYLIS

Professor and Canada Research Chair in Bioethics and Philosophy · Dalhousie University

Dr. Baylis researches matters related to ethics, health law and policy of assisted human reproduction and novel genetic technologies.

Bioethics Assisted Human Reproduction Genetic Technologies & Ethics Genetics and the Law Policy & Regulation Identity