Dave Ruff is Principal Scientist at Fluidigm Corporation (San Francisco) and a visiting Senior Research Fellow at the WTCHG here at the University of Oxford. Dave collaborates with the global scientific community to innovate and advance biomolecular detection and quantification tools for single-cell and systems biology research. Before joining Fluidigm in early 2013, Dave spent 17 years innovating qPCR and next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies at Applied Biosystems/Life Technologies. He has been a lead investigator in the development of single-cell analysis, qPCR assays and chemistry, multiplex preamplification, protein quantification, NGS library preparation and sample-to-answer workflows, and nucleic acid sample-prep processes. Dave holds a degree in biochemistry from the University of California, Riverside, and a PhD in molecular biology from the California Institute of Technology.