Speaker Profile

Director of Bioinformatics, Stanford Clinical Genomics Service

Sowmi Utiramerur is currently the Director of Bioinformatics, Clinical Genomics Service at Stanford Health Care (SHC). He is a research leader with 17 years of experience providing technical leadership for platform and product development in fields of Next Generation Sequencing, Single Molecule Sequencing, Primer Design, Protein chemistry, Bio-Physics, Computational Biology/Chemistry, Algorithm design and Software. Innovative researcher with eight high impact patents in the past five years and nominated as top 20 R&D contributors at Life Technologies. In his current role as Director of Bioinformatics at SHC, he is responsible for developing an enterprise-level genomic analysis platform on Google Cloud for analyzing next generation sequencing data and array-based data in an attempt to determine the molecular etiology in patients with unexplained heritable disease. He is also responsible for ongoing R&D of “best-in-class” diagnostic pipeline to keep SHC at the leading edge of diagnostics by leveraging expertise of Stanford University and Silicon Valley resources.

Session Abstract – PMWC 2017 Silicon Valley

Session Synopsis: Clinical genomics is a huge game changing opportunity. Adding technological advancements, large scale computing power, and technical and scientific expertise will uncover the intricacies of human health and disease. The overall goals are disease prevention, proactive healthcare, earlier disease detection, and improved/targeted disease management.

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