SELECTBIO Conferences Liquid Biopsies 2019
Liquid Biopsies 2019
Date: March 27 - 29, 2019
Venue: Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa, Coronado, California, USA

Conference Chairs

Lucia R. Languino

Lucia R. Languino
Professor of Cancer Biology, Thomas Jefferson University

Paul Robbins

Paul Robbins
Professor of Molecular Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Keynote Speakers

John Nolan

John Nolan
Professor, The Scintillon Institute

Yves A. DeClerck

Yves A. DeClerck
Professor of Pediatrics and Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, University of Southern California

David Hoon

David Hoon
Professor, Director Department of Translational Molecular Medicine, John Wayne Cancer Institute

Erkki Ruoslahti

Erkki Ruoslahti
Distinguished Professor and Former President, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Dolores Di Vizio

Dolores Di Vizio
Professor, Cedars Sinai Medical Center

Jennifer Jones

Jennifer Jones
Staff Clinician, Molecular Immunogenetics & Vaccine Research Section, National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Massimo Cristofanilli

Massimo Cristofanilli
Professor of Medicine, Associate Director of Translational Research and Precision Medicine, Robert H Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University

Steve Soper

Steve Soper
Foundation Distinguished Professor, Director, Center of BioModular Multi-scale System for Precision Medicine, The University of Kansas, Adjunct Professor, Ulsan National Institute of Science & Technology

Lydia Sohn

Lydia Sohn
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

Cheng-Ho Jimmy Lin

Cheng-Ho Jimmy Lin
Chief Scientific Officer, Oncology, Natera

Sam Hanash

Sam Hanash
Director, McCombs Institute for Cancer Detection and Treatment, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Filip Janku

Filip Janku
Associate Professor, Center Medical Director, Clinical and Translational Research Center, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center


SELECTBIO Liquid Biopsies 2019 focuses primarily on biofluid-based molecular biomarkers, such as circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) as well as circulating tumor cells (CTCs), and protein-based circulating biomarkers.  There is much interest in the potential of ctDNA for developing biological fluid-based biopsies (such as using plasma, urine, or other biofluids) and the presenters in this track bring together the most up-to-date information and current state-of-the-field.

The conference further explores the potential of various minimally-invasive circulating biomarker classes, such as circulating-free DNA (cfDNA), CTCs, and Extracellular Vesicles (EVs), for development of novel diagnostics for early disease screening, patient monitoring and minimal residual disease detection.

This conference is held concurrently with the Circulating Biomarkers 2019 Conference enabling delegates full access to the scientific presentations in both conferences, co-located exhibit hall, and extensive networking opportunities.

Call for Posters

You can also present your research on a poster while attending the meeting. Submit an abstract for consideration now!

Poster Submission Deadline: 15 March 2019

Agenda Topics

  • Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs): Potential for Development of Liquid Biopsies
  • Circulating Tumor DNA (ctDNA): Potential for Development of Liquid Biopsies
    • Emerging Technologies and Emerging Companies Showcase
    • Technology Platforms for Interrogation
  • Extracellular Nucleic Acids in the Circulation: Circulating Free DNA, Extracellular RNAs and Circulating microRNAs/Long Non-Coding RNAs
  • Microfluidics Platforms for Diagnostics Development
  • US vs. EU vs. Asia/Pacific Regulatory Landscape for Liquid Biopsies

Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities

For more details, please contact us.

Confirmed Speakers to date

Sergio Barberan-Soler, Director of Sequencing Technologies, Somagenics, Inc
Brian Dougherty, Executive Director, Translational Genomics, Oncology IMED, AstraZeneca R&D
Hatim Husain, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of California San Diego
Taylor Jensen, Director, Research and Development, Sequenom (a LabCorp Company)
Alexander Johnson-Buck, Research Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
Lauren Leiman, Executive Director, Blood Profiling Atlas in Cancer (BloodPAC)
Jean-Francois Martini, Sr. Director, Translational Oncology, Immuno-Oncology, Early Development, Pfizer
John Palma, Chief Medical Officer, Roche Sequencing Solutions
Balaji Panchapakesan, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
Rachel Tam, Senior Scientific Researcher, Oncology Biomarker Development, Genentech
Kai Wang, Principal Scientist, Institute for Systems Biology
Kun Zhang, Professor, Department of Bioengineering, University of California San Diego
Kang Zhang, Founding Director, Institute for Genomic Medicine, University of California-San Diego
Jasmine Zhou, Professor, University of California-Los Angeles
Yazhen Zhu, Assistant Project Scientist, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Bernhard Zimmermann, Vice President of Research and Development, Natera

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