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QV Studio Executive Director Sarah Jenna is a 2024 IQT Vancouver/Pacific Rim Speaker

Sarah Jenna, Executive Director of QV Studio, is a 2024 Speaker for the IQT Vancouver/Pacific Rim Conference.
By Kenna Hughes-Castleberry posted 12 Mar 2024

QV Studio Executive Director Sarah Jenna is scheduled to speak at the IQT Vancouver/Pacific Rim conference. She brings an impressive blend of academic achievement, entrepreneurial prowess, and leadership in integrating high technologies with life sciences. With a Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology from Aix-Marseille I University in France, complemented by professional training from MIT on sustainable development in the industry in 2023, Jenna’s background is as diverse as it is profound.

Over more than two decades, Jenna has made significant contributions to the academic field, including roles at McGill University, the Genome Quebec Innovation Center, and as Canada Research Chair in Integrative Genomics and Cell Signaling at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM). Her academic career is marked by active participation in founding two university research centers focused on drug discovery, Pharmaqam and the Réseau Québécois de Recherche sur le Médicament (RQRM), showcasing her commitment to advancing pharmaceutical research and development.

In 2016, Jenna co-founded My Intelligent Machines Inc., a startup at the forefront of developing artificial intelligence solutions tailored for drug development within the precision medicine framework. This venture highlights her ability to bridge the gap between advanced computational technologies and biomedical applications, pushing the envelope in personalized medicine.

In September 2023, Jenna took on the role of general director of QV Studio, a startup studio with the mission to create and de-risk startups focusing on developing and commercializing quantum technologies. This position represents a new chapter in her career, marrying her extensive biotechnology and AI experience with the burgeoning quantum technology field.

Beyond her entrepreneurial ventures, Jenna has actively engaged in the startup ecosystem as a coach, mentor, and instructor across numerous acceleration programs such as Lab2Market, Techstar, District3, and ACET. These roles underscore her dedication to fostering innovation and supporting emerging talents in high technologies and life sciences.

As a speaker at the IQT Vancouver/Pacific Rim conference, Sarah Jenna is expected to offer unique insights into the intersection of quantum technologies with life sciences, particularly in drug development and precision medicine. Her presentation will likely explore the potential of quantum computing in revolutionizing biomedical research, the challenges and opportunities in commercializing quantum technologies, and the importance of cross-disciplinary collaboration in fostering innovation, using her work at QV Studio as an example.

IQT Vancouver · Pacific Rim 2024: Quantum Computing, Communications and Security — Pathways to Real World Solutions.

With Vancouver as North America’s gateway to the Pacific Rim, IQT and the Quantum Algorithms Institute are bringing together partners across North America and Asia to showcase the state of quantum computing, communications, and security. This international conference moves beyond the quantum hype to profile quantum computing, communications technologies, and quantum expertise in real-world settings. Sessions will highlight practical applications of quantum algorithms and networking in pharmaceuticals, transportation, finance, and more industries. Attendees will include industry and government executives, end-users, and investors who will learn about the latest developments in these technologies, pathways for companies to get ready for quantum solutions, and ethics and policy considerations in this fast-growing industry.

Register for IQT Vancouver/Pacific Rim 2024 here. 

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Tags: IQT Vancouver, QV Studio, Sarah Jenna

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Nicolas Godbout, Director of Engineering Physics at Polytechnique Montréal, Director of the Transdisciplinary Institute for Quantum Information (INTRIQ), and Co-Founder of Castor Optics is the 2024 Conference Chairperson for IQT Vancouver/Pacific Rim.IQT News — Quantum News Briefs