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Naveed Aziz

Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Naveed Aziz serves as CEO at CGEn, Canada’s national platform for genome sequencing & analysis, with nodes at SickKids (Toronto), McGill University (Montréal) and Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre (Vancouver). Dr. Aziz leadership has enabled CGEn to fuel Canadian research and innovation, playing a key role in the advancement of technological developments within the field of genomics. He is passionate about the development of powerful and efficient solutions for big data generation, storage and deposition to “open-science” databases, enabling high-speed data exchange at national and international scale. Dr. Aziz is servers on numerous scientific advisory committees. Dr. Aziz holds a PhD in Gene Targeting (University of Dundee, UK), MPhil in Biotechnology and Executive MBA (Bradford School of Management, UK). He was previously the Director of Technology programs at Genome Canada, Head of Genomics at University of York, UK and Research Fellow at the Noble Research Institute, USA.