(USA)

The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub (CZ Biohub) wants to cure and prevent all diseases by the end of the century.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan are behind the initiative, which brings together a string of top US universities striving “to harness the power of science, technology and human capacity to cure, prevent or manage all diseases during our children’s lifetime”.

And the CZ Biohub announced today that the former CEO of Fluidigm, Gajus Worthington, is joining the team – led by co-president duo Stephen Quake and Joseph DeRisi – as COO.

“CZ Biohub is poised to catalyze major biological discoveries at an unprecedented pace and contribute fundamentally in humanity’s fight against disease. I am honored to be part of the amazing team Joe and Steve are assembling, and I’m eager to build out an operation that will help realize CZ Biohub’s incredible potential. This is a very exciting opportunity and I cannot wait to dig in,” Gajus said.

CZ Biohub is a collaboration between Stanford University and the University of California, San Francisco and the University of California, Berkeley.