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Dr Edison LIU Tak-Bun


President and Chief Executive Officer,
The Jackson Laboratory, United States of America


• Speaker, Keynote Lecture II  
• Speaker, Lunch Plenary I  


Dr Edison Liu is the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Jackson Laboratory. He was the founding Executive Director of the Genome Institute of Singapore (2001-2011), and the President of the Human Genome Organisation from 2007-2013.

Dr Liu has held leadership positions as the Scientific Director of the National Cancer Institute's Division of Clinical Sciences (1996-2001) in Bethesda, Maryland, the United States of America, the Director of the University of North Carolina (UNC) Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center's Specialized Program of Research Excellence in Breast Cancer, the Director of the Laboratory of Molecular Epidemiology at UNC's School of Public Health, and Chief of Medical Genetics. 

Dr Liu is an international expert in cancer biology, genomics, human genetics, molecular epidemiology, and translational medicine. Dr Liu’s current scientific research is focused on the functional genomics of human cancers, particularly breast cancer, uncovering new oncogenes, and deciphering the dynamics of gene regulation on a genomic scale that modulate cancer biology. He has authored more than 300 scientific papers and reviews, and co-authored two books.