Stephen Hsu is Vice-President for Research and
Professor of Theoretical Physics at Michigan State
University. Educated at Caltech and Berkeley, he was a Harvard Junior Fellow and held faculty
positions at Yale and the University of Oregon. Hsu was founder and CEO of SafeWeb, a Silicon
Valley technology startup acquired by Symantec for $26 million. He is a scientific advisor to
BGI and a member of its Cognitive Genomics lab.
Laurent Christian Asker Melchior Tellier is the Chief
Laurent Christian Asker Melchior Tellier is the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technological
Officer, a co-Director of the Cognitive Genomics Lab at BGI, a visiting scholar from the
University of Copenhagen Bioinformatics Centre, and entrepreneur founder of a previous
16-employee informatics startup in Denmark. Laurent’s previous work during his 7 years in China
is upon next-generation sequencing and cloud computation in a diagnostic context, leading the
CGL’s projects in collaboration with Kings College London and Harvard Vision Lab.
Nathan Treff is Chief Scientific Officer and has a
long history in
reproductive genetic testing. He is adjunct faculty at Rutgers University School of Medicine,
where he teaches reproductive genetics. Nathan is the recipient of 2 General Program, 2 SART,
and 2 SRBT Prize Paper Awards, and the 2013 New Investigator Award from ASRM. He has published
over 90 peer reviewed papers in Reproductive Genetics and serves as a member of the ASRM
Research Committee, and Senior Associate Editor of JARG, and Editor of Fertility and Sterility.
He holds a PhD in Biochemistry from Washington State University. Was the Director of Molecular Biology at Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey for 11 years.