Geoff Smith, Robert Nicol
DNA Script has formed a scientific advisory board, appointing Geoff Smith to serve as chair and Robert Nicol to serve as a second board member.
Smith is an expert in genomic technologies and their applications, having spent more than 10 years working as a vice president at Solexa/Illumina where he led the development of many aspects of the core SBS sequencing chemistry, workflows and platforms, and cell-free DNA pregnancy testing portfolio. After leaving Illumina, Smith served as CEO of Cambridge Epigenetix, and he now works as an advisor to a variety of companies in the genomics space.
Nicol serves as director of the technology labs at the Broad Institute. He is also the cofounder of the MIT-Broad Foundry for Synthetic Biology. Nicol joined the Whitehead Institute/MIT Center for Genome Research in 2001, and directed the sequencing operations and technology development groups at the Broad for more than 12 years.