AI in Action E396: Michael Eberle, VP of Computational Biology at PacBio

,  | November 7 2022 | JP Valentine

Welcome to episode 396 of the AI in Action podcast, the show where we break down the hype and explore the impact that Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are making on our everyday lives. 

Powered by Alldus International, our goal is to share with you the insights of technologists and data science enthusiasts to showcase the excellent work that is being done within AI in North America and Europe. 

Today’s guest is Michael Eberle, VP of Computational Biology at PacBio in California. Founded in 2004, PacBio have created the world’s most advanced sequencing systems to provide you the most complete and accurate view of genomes, transcriptomes and epigenomes. They are passionate about developing products that empower scientists to explore the full spectrum of genetic variation in any organism, from unraveling the mystery of rare diseases to improving the world’s food supply. 

Michael joined PacBio in February 2022 and is responsible for leading a team that is combining data science and population genetics methods to develop novel variant calling methods for researchers using HiFi sequence data. They are prioritizing methods that elucidate the genetic variations in the difficult regions of the genome with a focus on identifying the genetic cause of patients with rare and undiagnosed genetic diseases. 

In the episode, Michael will chat about: 

The interesting work they do in genetic sequencing 

Applying AI and Data within Computational Biology 

Common challenges they need to overcome 

An insight into the AI team and plans for growth 

Why PacBio is a great place to work 

To find out more about all the great work happening at PacBio, check out the website www.pacb.com or follow them on LinkedIn and Twitter @PacBio. You can also connect with Michael directly on LinkedIn. 

What did you think of Michael’s podcast? Where do you see the future of AI and Data in the Life Sciences industry heading over the next few years? We would love to hear your thoughts on this episode, so please leave a comment below. 

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