Online Webinars

From Biomarkers to Companion Diagnostics:

EVENT DATE: Jan 22, 2019
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EVENT SPEAKERS: Gillian Livock, VP, Corporate Business Development at Definiens, Steven Anderson, Ph.D, Chief Scientific Officer at Covance

In immuno-oncology, companion diagnostics are used in conjunction with targeted drugs and therapies to identify patients who are likely to benefit from a specific treatment regimen or who may have increased risk for certain side effects. Join this webinar for a discussion of the integration of digital pathology, clinical trial design and tissue-based testing solutions for biomarker validation to quickly advance immuno-oncology therapies to pivotal clinical trial-scale studies.

Special topics in this presentation include: 

  • Strategies to accelerate immuno-oncology drug and diagnostic co-development
  • Integrating multiplex immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization and -omics data in early-stage clinical programs
  • Utilizing digital pathology, machine learning and deep learning to create unique patient phenotypic profiles

About the speakers:

Gillian Livock, Vice President Corporate Business Development, Definiens

Gillian Livock joined Definiens in August 2017 with more than 20 years’ experience in clinical research with a focus on business development, alliance leadership and corporate business development.

In her previous role as VP, Business Development at Bioclinica, she was responsible for the European business and revenue growth of scientifically-driven services and technology-enabled solutions in clinical research. Before joining Bioclinica, Gillian served in the corporate team at ThermoFisher Scientific with a focus on promoting cross-divisional expertise and identifying products and services, across the organization, which could be integrated to deliver powerful customer solutions.

During her career, Gillian has managed and led successful global sales teams and created and delivered global alliances which have expanded services, successfully leveraged adjacent markets and increased revenue opportunities. Gillian has served as a board member of 3 companies and holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Life Sciences from the University of Dundee (UK).

Steven Anderson, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, Covance Drug Development

Steven Anderson is senior vice president and chief scientific officer for Covance Drug Development. He has worked for LabCorp for 30 years and has held a variety of positions, including director of operations for ViroMed Laboratories, director of operations for Monogram Biosciences, director of operations for the Center for Molecular Biology and Pathology, director of operations for Integrated Oncology and Integrated Genetics, national director of research and development, and global head of LabCorp Clinical Trials.  His research interests include Molecular Pathology and Oncology based biomarkers, and that work has resulted in the development and validation of multiple companion diagnostics and pharmacogenomic assays in clinical use today.

He holds a doctorate in genetics from Iowa State University and was an American Cancer Society postdoctoral fellow at the Waksman Institute of Microbiology at Rutgers University.