Cambridge, United Kingdom – 3rd May 2022 - Congenica, a digital health company that enables precision medicine through its world-leading diagnostic decision support platform for genomic data, announces the appointment of Dr. Tom Barber as Chief Scientific Officer. Dr. Barber will lead the development and delivery of Congenica’s scientific and clinical vision to become the global leader in genome annotation and clinical interpretation for screening, diagnosing and treating human disease.
Dr. Barber has more than twenty years of experience working in the health care industry with extensive leadership experience in Pharma, LifeSciences and Healthcare IT. Most recently he served as Chief Scientific Officer at LifeOmic, where he was responsible for preclinical and clinical research. Prior to that, Dr Barber established Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) at Eli Lilly to identify preclinical and clinical models for personalised medicine in oncology, diabetes, neuroscience, and cardiovascular disease. He then moved to Beckman Coulter, where he developed solutions for automated NGS sample preparation and assisted in the design and implementation of a strategic initiative aimed at developing a comprehensive sample-to-answer solution for research and clinical NGS.
On his appointment, Dr. Tom Barber commented: “Congenica is a clear leader in the analysis of genomic information, and its rapid advancements, particularly in AI-powered analysis, are exciting. I look forward to helping further the company’s mission to provide life-changing answers for patients and their families affected by genetic diseases, including cancer, throughout the world.”
Andy Richards, Executive Chairman, Congenica, said: “Tom has had an extensive and illustrious career in the genetic basis of inherited disease and cancer, which will support Congenica as we continue to advance our genomic analysis technology. We warmly welcome him to the team and look forward to utilising his US and international expertise.”
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