Navigation Links
Dr. Leroy Hood Joins BGI Scientific Advisory Board
Date:3/13/2017

SEATTLE, March 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- BGI announced that Dr. Leroy Hood, a world renowned scientist and genomics pioneer, has joined the company's Scientific Advisory Board.

BGI, a leading genomics company headquartered in Shenzhen, China, with offices and labs around the world, is engaged in scientific research, genomic sequencing, precision medicine, agriculture, bioinformatics and related technologies with a vision to use genomics to benefit humanity.

Dr. Hood, a pioneer in the systems approach to biology and medicine, is president and co-founder of the Institute for Systems Biology and senior vice president and chief scientific officer of Providence St. Joseph Health, based in Seattle.

As a member of BGI's Scientific Advisory Board, Dr. Hood will devote efforts to provide professional advice based on his rich experience and insights in the field.

"BGI has enormous ambitions with a broad scope and expertise in many kinds of genomes, from humans to animals, plants and microbes," Dr. Hood said in a statement. "I think they are absolutely right to push sequencing technology to its limit. I am interested in learning about BGI's approaches to human health, and in finding our common interests to advance medicine."

Dr. Yiwu He, BGI's Global Head of Research & Development, said, "Dr. Hood is a world class leader in genomic sequencing and precision medicine. His vision and wisdom will add huge value to BGI's efforts to solve healthcare problems with cutting-edge technologies and innovative solutions."

Dr. Hood was involved in the development of five instruments critical for contemporary biology—namely, automated DNA sequencers, DNA synthesizers, protein sequencers, peptide synthesizers, and an ink jet printer for constructing DNA arrays. These instruments opened the door to high-throughput biological data and the era of big data in biology and medicine.

In addition to his ground-breaking research, Dr. Hood has published 750 papers, received 36 patents, 17 honorary degrees and more than 100 awards and honors. He is one of only 15 individuals elected to all three National Academies—the National Academy of Science, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine.

 

To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/dr-leroy-hood-joins-bgi-scientific-advisory-board-300422371.html


'/>"/>
SOURCE BGI
Copyright©2017 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved


Related biology technology :

1. AT&T Joins Connect to End Cancer Panel Series at the 2017 SXSW Conference
2. Greg Coulter, PhD, CMC Pharmaceutical Development Executive, Joins NDA Partners as Expert Consultant
3. AMO Pharma Joins with Leaders in Patient and Caregiver Advocacy to Commemorate Rare Disease Day
4. Dr. Daniel Spyker, Former FDA acting Deputy Division Director of Cardiovascular, Respiratory, and Neurological Devices, Joins NDA Partners
5. Trevor Heritage Joins Inspirata as Senior Vice President of Cancer Informatics
6. Dr. Deborah Wenkert Pediatrics Expert and Former Amgen Clinical Research Medical Director, Joins NDA Partners
7. Christian Henry Joins Ginkgo Bioworks Board of Directors
8. Dr. Steven Brooks, Former FDA Medical Officer, Peripheral Vascular Device Branch, Office of Device Evaluation, Joins NDA Partners
9. Schulman IRB Joins SMART IRB Reliance Network
10. Schulman IRB Joins IRBchoice Reliance Network
11. uBiome Joins Google, SpaceX, and Oculus as 2016 World Technology Award Finalist
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/12/2019)... ... June 12, 2019 , ... Leak Detection Associates (LDA), ... Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Device and Food Packaging Industries, is excited to announce that ... grant exclusive rights for Zillion to represent LDA in all of China. ...
(Date:6/11/2019)... Calif. (PRWEB) , ... June 10, 2019 , ... ... today announced IOPP will add 80 of its scientific journals to DeepDyve’s rental ... physics-related content to DeepDyve’s continually expanding library of more than 20 million articles, ...
(Date:6/11/2019)... N.C. (PRWEB) , ... June 11, 2019 , ... ... extracellular vesicles derived from human mesenchymal stem cells (MSC-EV) are able to incorporate ... cloning ability. In a test on mice, MSC-EVs also increased the cells’ ability ...
(Date:5/31/2019)... ... May 29, 2019 , ... ... providing proprietary interest to our methodology, processes, and diagnostic techniques. The patent ... extends Somnology’s IP rights including our proprietary sleep scoring methodology. The approval ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:6/1/2019)... ... 31, 2019 , ... The University of Vermont Health Network ... $6M Series B Financing Round. , “With the commitment from the UVM ... financial and business resources to bear as we advance our biopharmaceutical products to ...
(Date:5/31/2019)... (PRWEB) , ... May 30, 2019 , ... ... genetics testing company, and Mayo Clinic, have documented significant differences in the prevalence ... racial and ethnic populations compared to non-Hispanic White women. Results will be presented ...
(Date:5/31/2019)... ... May 30, 2019 , ... Enso Discoveries Chief Executive Officer, ... Military Appreciation Month, as a way to express his gratitude and respect for those ... he founded — Enso Discoveries — presented a check for $1,000 to ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):