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Shanrong Zhao, Director, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Pfizer

More than twenty years of experience in bioinformatics with strong interdisciplinary skills in computer science, biostatistics, computational biology and chemistry. Shanrong got his Ph.D. from The Chinese Academy of Sciences, and a second M.S in computer science from San Diego State University. He is a recognized pioneer in next generation sequencing, big data analysis, cloud computing and machine learning. In the past five years, he published more than 20 papers in the field of RNA sequencing and was invited to speak at more than 30 national and international meetings. Shanrong has led multiple cross-functional teams to successfully implement pipelines and informatics systems for large-scale genomic data analysis to support drug discovery.