Session 3 – Advances in Precision Medicine
Date: 25 July (Thursday) 09:00 – 12:00 Venue: 3F, Bldg. A, CTBC Financial Park, Ballroom A
Eric P. Yang
Secretary General, Precision Medicine and Molecular Diagnostics Industry Association
Vice President, Quark Biosciences
Dr. Eric Yang majored in Biochemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). After receiving his bachelor’s degree, he joined the laboratory of Guillaume Chanfreau at UCLA to further his studies in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. His doctoral thesis focused on deciphering the biogenesis of essential non-coding RNAs responsible for the modifications of ribosomal RNAs. Dr. Yang continued his research in long non-coding RNAs as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Scholar at Harvard Medical School. He co-authored a number of key papers and a major review on the roles of non-coding RNAs.
Currently, Dr. Yang spearheads several major projects at QuarkBio, including the development of non-invasive cancer diagnostic tests using blood-based microRNAs. His effort has led to a number of collaborations with prominent medical centers, resulting in numerous publications.
Additionally, Dr. Yang also serves as the Secretary General of the newly formed PMMD, which aims to accelerate the development of precision medicine industry in Taiwan. As an entrepreneur at heart, Dr. Yang co-founded a number of successful businesses during his time in the United States.