Bioscience Careers

April 5, 2019

“Taking the leap: bootstrapping a startup in the genomics market”

Thursday, April 25th 2019, 5-6 PM, HSB T747

Ivan Liachko, PhD

Co-Founder, CEO, and Chief Scientist

Phase Genomics, Seattle, WA

Ivan did his postdoctoral work in the Dept of Genome Sciences at UW. After two decades of academic research and zero business experience he decided to commercialize a promising method that had the potential to benefit genomic research and clinical applications. In 2015 he founded Phase Genomics and has since led it as CEO and Chief Scientist. He has recruited a diverse team including scientists, software developers, business and marketing specialists and has led the company to a revenue positive state with minimum outside investment. He advises new startups on everything from recruiting and strategy to marketing and sales (and sometimes even science).  Ivan will talk about the process of turning an academic research project into a commercially useful technology.