AAPS COVID-19: Current Pharmaceutical Developments for Cures and Prevention
About This Event
Workshops - Date: Tuesday June 30, 2020
Speaker: Pat Hurban, Senior Director and Global Head, Translational Genomics
Workshop in Session One: Independent Performance Evaluation of COVID Tests - PCR-based assays
Time: 11.05am – 11.25am
Title: Evaluating and Implementing SARS-CoV-2 PCR Tests for Diagnostic and Clinical Trial Use
Speaker: Patrice Hugo, Chief Scientific Officer
Workshop in Session Two: Independent Performance Evaluation of COVID Tests - Serology tests
Time: 1:35 PM-1:55 PM
Title: Utility and Limitations of SARS-CoV-2 Serology Testing
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Patrick Hurban, Ph.D. is senior director and global head of Translational Genomics at Q2 Solutions. In this role, he is responsible for the identification and implementation of new genomic capabilities, encompassing bioinformatics and wet-laboratory methods, as well as the development and validation of genomic assays to support research and clinical programs. These include broad-based screening assays, such as exome and RNA sequencing, to highly focused expression, genotyping and sequencing assay panels that target a smaller number of genes.
Dr. Hurban has more than 25 years of experience in molecular genetics, including more than 18 years in positions of increasing responsibility in high-profile genomics-focused organizations. His research interests have focused on the genetic control of gene expression and have spanned diverse fields such as toxicology, developmental, and cancer biology.
Following a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he earned his Ph.D. in Human Genetics from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City before serving as a postdoctoral research fellow of the American Cancer Society in the Department of Developmental Biology at Stanford University.
Immunology; Chief Scientific Officer
Dr. Patrice Hugo obtained his Ph.D. in Experimental Medicine/Immunology at McGill University and completed 5 years of post-doctoral fellowships in Immunology at the Walter Elisa Hall Institute in Australia, and at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Denver, Colorado. He then became a Principal Investigator leading the T-lymphocyte Unit at the Montreal Clinical Research Institute with academic appointments at McGill University and Montreal University. Throughout his academic work, Dr. Hugo focused on T-lymphocyte differentiation, self-tolerance induction, and leukemogenesis. He worked at PROCREA BioSciences and Caprion as Chief Scientific Officer and Executive Vice President R&D, respectively. Dr. Hugo was assigned as Chief Scientific Officer at Clearstone Central Laboratories later acquired by LabCorp and became Associate Vice President and Chief Scientist at LabCorp/Covance Central Laboratories Division. Dr. Patrice Hugo joined Q2 Solutions as Chief Scientific Officer where he currently leads the global scientific strategy and is responsible for the medical affairs and scientific activities of the Central Laboratories, and the Specialty Testing Centers of Excellence worldwide including Expression Analysis Genomics, Vaccine, Biomarkers and BioAnalytical/ADME laboratories. Dr. Hugo has more than 75 peer-reviewed scientific publications. He also played an active role in a number of industry organizations, including being a member of the Board of Directors for Personalized Medicine Partnership for Cancer in Quebec, and the Steering Committee for the Biomarker Factory. He is also a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC).