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Speaker Series: Tom Leung


Tom is the Co-founder and CSO of BenchSci and holds a Ph.D degree in Epigenetics from University of Toronto. As a team of former bench scientists, Tom experienced the challenges of finding commercial antibodies first-hand. Tom used to spend hours, and sometimes even days, searching for antibody usage data in the literature. Those days are now over! Throughout the past 2 years, BenchSci has developed a machine learning software that can find and extract antibody usage data in the form of published figures. BenchSci used its software to decode millions of papers, and then took all the data, indexed it, and made it easily discoverable for scientists. BenchSci’s goal is to help scientists find antibodies that have been proven to work by the scientific community, and therefore achieve scientific discoveries faster.