Zayed Albertyn is a Co-founder / Director of Bioinformatics at Novocraft Technologies, a
Malaysian Biotechnology firm specializing in software solutions for Genomics and
Personalized Medicine. Zayed has been active in the area of sequence analysis and
bioinformatics since 2002 where he acquired an MSc in Bioinformatics at the South African
National Bioinformatics Institute (SANBI). He has lived and worked on four major continents
and has pursued interesting problems in Next-Generation-Sequencing (NGS) ranging from
the assembly of dairy cow genomes to human cancer genomics for big Pharma. Zayed
works primarily in industry where he applies himself to problems in NGS, such as building
strategic partnerships, clinical sequencing informatics, optimization of high-performance
computing resources, evaluation of new technologies and implementation of custom
solutions to scientific groups.