Graduated from Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University
Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer of Yikon Genomics Co., Ltd.
Dr. Sijia Lu is the co-inventor of MALBAC® (Multiple Annealing and Looping Based Amplification Cycles) technology and co-founder of Yikon Genomics Co., Ltd. With 30 international and national patents, Dr. Lu has extensive experiences in the development and application of single-cell whole genome amplification (WGA) technology, and has invented NICS®Non-invasive Capacity Screening) technology, In order to perform this novel screening, the culture medium used during in-vitro embryo culture is collected and then processed for aneuploidy screening,This innovative technique enables PGT-A to be performed in an easier, safer and more cost-effective way. Dr. Lu’s work has been published in many top-tier journals, including Science and Nature, and cited more than 3800 times world-wide. Under his leadership, Yikon Genomics has developed a series of unique technical platforms that have been successfully used for single-cell whole genome sequencing, preimplantation genetic screening, preimplantation genetic diagnosis, prenatal genetic testing and cancer diagnosis. Dr. Lu has received many national and international awards in recognition of his significant contribution to the field.