Session Chair Profile

Ph.D., Professor, Head of Genomics Intelligence Research Team, Tel Aviv University

Professor Noam Shomron is passionate about using basic science to advance better healthcare. Prof Shomron heads the Genomic Intelligence Research Laboratory at the Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University, after training at MIT. He leads a multidisciplinary team of scientists: biologists, physicians, computer scientists and bioinformaticians. The team develops computational methods for parsing molecular and big-data in the bio-medical field using Artificial Intelligence, successfully publishing more than 150 scientific papers and applying for more than 30 patents. Shomron’s aim is to deepen our understanding of diseases at an early stage, in order to translate information into clinical reality. Shomron is also the Editor of ‘Deep Sequencing Data Analysis’ (Springer); Director of ‘Rare-Genomics’ Israel (NPO); Academic Director of ‘ScienceAbroad’ (NPO); and, Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) of Variantyx which provides clinical interpretation of whole genome sequences.

Session Abstract – PMWC 2020 Silicon Valley

Session Synopsis: Revolutionary technologies, machines and applications, allow NGS to lead scientific advancement and reach the clinic. This momentum has increased in the past year. In this session, we will hear from several large NGS manufacturers, and process pipelines about their current goals, upcoming developments and what the future holds for their products.

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