Speaker Profile

Ph.D., Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer, Pacific Biosciences

Stephen Turner, PhD co-founded Pacific Biosciences in July 2000. Dr. Turner served as our President and Chief Executive Officer from the company’s inception until March 2004, when he assumed his current role as our Chief Technology Officer. He served as a member of our board of directors from inception until July 2010. Prior to founding the company Dr. Turner contributed to the establishment of the Nanobiotechnology Center at Cornell University in January 2000. Dr. Turner holds a PhD in Physics from Cornell University. He received B.S. degrees in Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering and Physics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Session Abstract – PMWC 2017 Silicon Valley

Session Synopsis: Emerging NGS technologies promise to revolutionize applications in the clinic. They are continuously becoming more affordable, yet the requirements for high accuracy, speed, and better reliability remain. This panel will focus on the newest advancements and the technical challenges they encounter to advancing genomics into the clinic, as well as the requirements needed to optimize patient care.

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