Senior Director of Scientific Research, Illumina, Inc, San Diego, CA, USA
Jian-Bing Fan, Senior Director of Scientific Research, Illumina, Inc., has over 20 years of experience in human genome research and microarray/next-gen sequencing technology development. He played important roles in developing the BeadArray technology and a series of genomics products at Illumina for high throughput genotyping, gene expression and methylation analysis. Currently, Dr. Fan is leading the Illumina Dx research efforts to develop highly sensitive and quantitative assays for use with medical specimens such as archived tissue samples, blood samples, circulating tumor cells and cell-free DNA. He has applied all these technologies in a broad spectrum of clinical applications such as non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT), preimplantation genetic diagnosis and screening (PGD/PGS), and cancer profiling and early detection. Prior to joining Illumina, Dr. Fan was the Manager of Polymorphism Research at Affymetrix. While at Affymetrix, he spearheaded the development of high-density oligonucleotide array technology and its application in large-scale SNP identification and genotyping. Previously, Dr. Fan was a senior research fellow at UCSF/Stanford Human Genome Center. He was a key scientist involved in all aspects of the Center’s scientific operation, such as large-scale physical mapping and sequencing of the human genome. Dr. Fan received his PhD in Genetics from Columbia University. He has authored more than 130 original articles and book chapters, published one book, been granted 18 US/world patents, and served on the editorial board of the scientific journal Genome Research from 2004 to 2007 and is currently an associate editor of Genomics, and Editor-in-Chief, Genomics Data, published by Elsevier.