Dr. Zhang obtained PhD degree from Duke University in 2005. After completing his postdoctoral studies at the University of Washington and Howard Hughes Medical Institute in 2008, he then joined Illumina R&D as a assay development scientist in San Diego, and participating in multiple microarray and sequencing consumables development activities. As a team leader, he developed and launched dual-indexed Illumina library prep and sequencing products. He also led or contributed to the launch of multiple other TruSeq and Infinium products. In 2016, he joined BurningRock Dx, a leading Chinese start-up company focused on cancer diagnostics. As chief technology officer, he has led the company R&D team to implement next-generation sequencing technology in translational medicine and to further develop in vitro diagnostic products.
Session Abstract – PMWC 2019 Silicon Valley
Session Synopsis: Over the last few years, there has been extraordinary progress in Next-Generation Sequencing and with that we see genetic testing are now increasingly being used for the screening and diagnosis of both cancer and non-cancer conditions. This session will dive into specifics around cancer testing, where it is headed, applications, concerns, and opportunities.