Session Chair Profile

Ph.D., Senior Director, Applications, 10x Genomics

Dr. Deanna Church is currently the Senior Director of Applications at 10X Genomics. Previously, she was Senior Director of Genomics and Content at Personalis. Prior to that, she was a staff scientist at NCBI, where she oversaw several projects concerning managing and displaying genomic data. Dr. Church was also a member of the Genome Reference Consortium (GRC) an international consortium charged with improving the human, mouse and zebrafish assemblies, and was an author on the two seminal manuscripts describing the human and mouse genome sequences. She has experience in molecular biology, genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, and is currently focusing on improving genome analysis. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a BA in Liberal Arts and received her doctoral degree in the Biological Sciences at the University of California, Irvine with Dr. John Wasmuth. She performed postdoctoral work with Dr. Janet Rossant at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto.

Session Abstract – PMWC 2017 Silicon Valley

Session Synopsis: Current approaches to genomic analysis have shown great promise in improving diagnostic and therapeutic decision making. However, the medical genome is incomplete using standard methods. Additional data suggests that analysis at the single cell level improves our understanding of biologically complex disease. This session will reveal new technology that is enabling progress in both of these areas.

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