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Pierre Farmer, Head of Data Science Technology, Chemical Biology & Therapeutics (CBT) Department, Novartis

Pierre has 11 years of experience in bioinformatics in both academic and pharmaceutical industry settings. This includes management of research projects and their translation to development, in particular in the field of biomarker discovery for the successful implementation of personalized medicine strategies. He is trained both in pharmacology and bioinformatics with the following expertise: Operational management in bioinformatics, clinical biomarker discovery, computational genomics, statistics, statistical programming, sequence analysis, pharmacology, protein chemistry and molecular biology. Pierre has been at Novartis for 6 years, previously holding positions at Merck Serono and at the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics.