Ph.D., Senior Vice President & CTO, Illumina Inc.
Mostafa Ronaghi is a molecular biologist, specializing in DNA sequencing methodology. He is currently the Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President at Illumina. He is principal investigator for several grants and is an inventor of Pyrosequencing technology and co-founded Pyrosequencing AB in 1997 (renamed to Biotage in 2003), and co-invented Molecular Inversion Probe assay and co-founded ParAllele BioScience to develop this multiplexed technology for genetic testing. ParAllele was acquired by Affymetrix in May 2005. In 2005, he co-founded Nextbio, a search engine for life science data. He also serves on the board of directors of Microchip Biotechnologies and Aurora Biofuels. In 2008 he co-founded Avantome, a DNA sequencing company acquired by Illumina July 2008.