Speakers

Dr. Melissa McConechy
Senior Manager, Assay Development
Canexia Health

 

Dr. McConechy leads the Canexia Health laboratory to develop and validate clinical tumour and liquid biopsy assays. Throughout her career, Melissa has focused on cancer research with a strong interest in using next generation sequencing technology for the identification of mutations that will aid in improving diagnosis and treatment options for cancer patients. Since joining Canexia Health she has led the development of a new assay to detect gene fusions, improve laboratory workflow, and to develop and foster a number of research collaborations. Melissa aims to help Canexia Health globally reach as many cancer patients as possible through high-quality, cost-effective molecular testing to guide their cancer treatments.