Dr. Sebastian Wernicke leads the strategy and growth of Seven Bridges Genomics, a Cambridge-based startup that builds platforms for genetic analysis. He has a Ph.D. In Bioinformatics from the university of Jena, Germany, where he developed advanced tools and algorithms for analyzing complex network structures. After completing his studies, he worked as a management consultant for several Fortune 500 companies and was one of the first instructors of the online university Udacity with over 22,000 students (and counting). Sebastian is the author of two statistically authoritative and yet completely ridiculous TED Talks that have been seen almost 2.5 million times and was also an invited speaker at TED’s annual conference in 2012.