Speaker Profile

Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer, NuMedii

Dr. Siddiqui has an extensive background in bioinformatics and software engineering. Recently, he served as Vice President of Product Development at Natera where he built Natera’s product management and program management functions. Dr. Siddiqui drove important improvements to Natera’s NIPT diagnostic including its cloud strategy and laid the foundation for its foray into cfDNA diagnostics. Prior to that, he served as the director of bioinformatics at Life Technologies. For his work on bioinformatics methods and software for next generation sequencing, Dr. Siddiqui was awarded the Life Technology Inventor Award. He has also served as Vice President of Research for Sirius Genomics in Vancouver, BC. He spent several years at the Genome Sciences Centre (GSC), part of the BC Cancer Agency. He is an inventor on several patents, and has been an author on over 30 peer-reviewed publications some of which have been published in Science and Nature.

Presentation Title and Company Description

AI and Data Science Showcase: Big Data and AI in Drug Discovery
A next generation biopharma company, NuMedii has built a powerful technology, AIDD (Artificial Intelligence for Drug Discovery) that harnesses Big Data and AI to rapidly discover connections between drugs and diseases at a systems level.

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