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Speakers: Standards for Pathogen Detection

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Rita Colwell

Rita Colwell is a Distinguished University Professor both at the University of Maryland at College Park and at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, senior advisor and chairman emeritus at Canon US Life Sciences, Inc., and president and CEO of CosmosID, Inc.

Rita Colwell







Confirmed Speakers

  • Dr. Robert Schlaberg - Medical Director, Microbial Amplified Detection, Virology, and Fecal Chemistry Laboratories – ARUP Laboratories and Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine
  • Dr. Jonathan Jacobs - Senior Advisor at MRIGlobal in Pathogen Genomics, Bioinformatics & Infectious Disease Diagnostics
  • Dr. Heike Sichtig - Principal Investigator / Subject Matter Expert (NGS), U.S. Food and Drug Administration Office of In-Vitro Diagnostics and Radiological Health in the Division of Microbiology Devices
  • Dr. Shanmuga Sozhamannan - Technical Coordinator, Defense Biological Product Assurance Office
  • Dr. Scott Tighe - University of Vermont Cancer Center and Chair of The Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABRF), Metagenomics Research Group
  • Dr. Charles Chiu - Associate Director, UCSF Clinical Microbiology Laboratory - UCSF School of Medicine
  • Dr. Laurie Locascio - Acting Associate Director for Laboratory Programs and Director of the Material Measurement Laboratory at NIST

Created June 26, 2017, Updated April 6, 2018