Senior Director, Global Diagnostic Innovation
Johnson & Johnson Innovation
Yiu-Lian is the Innovation Lead for Diagnostics, at Johnson & Johnson Innovation, London. Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Yiu-Lian was Divisional Vice President for R&D at Abbott Molecular. In this position, she was responsible for R&D strategic oversight, menu expansion, and the development of next generation molecular diagnostic platform technologies. Previously, she was the Executive Director of Molecular Diagnostics and Companion Diagnostics Development at Novartis Oncology. Yiu-Lian brings a broad and extensive background in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries including experience in technology and product development, blood testing/screening, vaccines and IVD Immuno and molecular diagnostics, as well as therapeutic drug/vaccine development. Yiu-Lian received her M.S. in Life Sciences from The National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan, and her MBA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She earned her Ph.D. in Molecular Physiology and Biophysics from Vanderbilt University and was a post graduate fellow at Johns Hopkins University. Yiu-Lian also has 24 publications in Pper review journals and several issued patent applications.
Her main research interest is in the field of diagnostic and drug co-development