University of California, Santa Cruz
Dr. Benedict Paten is an assistant professor in the department of Biomolecular Engineering at the University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) and an associate director of the UCSC Genomics Institute. He directs the Computational Genomics Lab at UCSC, which is broadly focused on computational genomics, creating algorithms, software and services addressing biomolecular challenges. He has a PhD from the University of Cambridge and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in computational biology.
New York Genome Center
Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd
Dan Turner is Vice President, Applications at Oxford Nanopore Technologies. He provides leadership for multi-disciplinary teams in Oxford, New York and San Francisco. The Applications group aims to bring together sample prep technologies, genomics applications and bioinformatics, to expand the utility of Oxford Nanopore Technologies devices and illustrate the benefits of these technologies to the wider world. The team is also responsible for providing Field Applications Support. Before joining Oxford Nanopore Technologies, Dan was Head of Sequencing Technology Development at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, and prior to this he held postdoctoral positions at the Sanger Institute and Cornell University Medical College in Manhattan.
University at Buffalo