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Professor Vijay Chandru
Chairman & CEO
Strand Life Sciences
Vijay Chandru (PhD, MIT ‘82) is an academic turned entrepreneur. His academic career in data science spanned over two decades as a professor first at Purdue University and then Indian Institute of Science. He is a fellow of the national academies of science and engineering in India. A Technology Pioneer of the World Economic Forum, Vijay serves on the WEF’s Global Agenda Council for the future of the health sector. As an entrepreneur, Vijay leads the new generation healthcare company Strand Life Sciences (US subsidiary Strand Genomics Inc.). Since 2007, Strand has been a global leader in bioinformatics products licensed to over 1400 research labs worldwide.  With a team of over 250 high calibre scientists in India and the US, Strand is now leading the charge in clinical genomics and personalized medicine with over 100 partner hospitals and clinics. Strand’s proprietary, validated, “reads to reports” sequence alignment to clinical reporting platforms Strand NGS™ and StrandOmics™ address global market opportunities in precision medicine.     
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