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Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy Bioinformatics Vice President Nikesh Kotecha to speak at Stanford Big Data conference

Nikesh Kotecha, PhD, vice president of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, will speak on Thursday, May 25 at the Stanford Medicine Big Data in Biomedicine Conference in Palo Alto.

His presentation, a part of a panel on big data in cancer, will address how the Parker Institute is advancing the field of immunotherapy using innovative technology and data analysis approaches.

“We’re very excited to share the work our bioinformatics team has accomplished in the last year since the Parker Institute started and to talk about what we are setting up for the near future,” said Kotecha. The Parker Institute launched in April 2016 with a $250 million gift from tech entrepreneur and philanthropist Sean Parker.

The session on big data and cancer starts at 9 a.m. WATCH THE LIVESTREAM

The two-day conference begins today and features the most respected researchers and leaders from academia, hospitals, government and industry.

Speakers include Cori Bargmann, PhD, president of science at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative; Eric Topol, MD, director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute; and Nancy Brown, president of the American Heart Association.

The event, hosted by Stanford Medicine, was designed to spur collaboration and identify actionable steps for using large-scale data analysis and technology to improve health.