People

Harnessing the world’s best talent and giving them the opportunity to thrive allows us to make world-changing leaps in human health and beyond. Our aim is to embody a culture of care that is fueled by supporting one another, promoting collaboration, inspiring innovation, and fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Health & Healthcare

How Do Genetic Factors Play a Role in Chronic Pain and Opioid Use Disorder?
Emma Johnson, PhD, assistant professor of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, was thrilled to win Illumina’s Polygenic Risk Scores Research Grant Contest.

Education

Q&A: An Illumina Intern’s Shift From Academia to Industry
When Adee Newman started her summer as a research associate Intern at Illumina in June 2023, she had no prior industry experience. Originally from Palo Alto, California, she spent two years at De Anza College before transferring to University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

Summiting Italy’s Stelvio Pass for Cancer Research
On September 2, 11 Illumina teammates embarked on a journey up the formidable Passo dello Stelvio as part of the Stelvio for Life charity event. As they cycled, walked, and even ran their way up this challenging mountain pass in the Italian Alps, they did so with a purpose.

Education

Alejandro Pliego’s Journey Into STEM
Alejandro Pliego is attending Princeton, class of 2027. He is smart and poised, but Princeton was hardly a foregone conclusion. The child of immigrants from Cuernavaca, Mexico, he is the first member of his family to go to college.

Diversity & Inclusion

Singapore’s Best Employers 2023: Illumina Singapore Illustrates a ‘Culture of Care’
Flexible time off, critical care leave, mentorship programmes and a week-long company-wide shutdown are just some of the policies that biotech company Illumina Singapore offers its 1,800 employees here.

Responsible Business & Employee Engagement

Illumina Celebrates "Save the Smile of the Yangtze River" Charity Walk in China
From March 23rd to March 29th, a total of 206 Illumina colleagues in Greater China walked to support the recovery of the endangered species, finless porpoise population, and the healthy development of the Yangtze River ecosystem by donating their walking steps.

Diversity & Inclusion

Illumina Named to Bloomberg Gender Equality Index for Fifth Consecutive Year
Illumina has been included in the 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the fifth consecutive year. The distinguished index rates over 11,000 public companies and selects the top 500 committed to supporting gender equality in the workplace.

Diversity & Inclusion

Empowering the Disability Community at Illumina
“The Spoon Theory,” a personal story by patient advocate Christine Miserandino, imagines “spoons” as a measurement of one’s daily energy to illustrate what it’s like to ration that energy. For those living with a disability (visible or not), the number of spoons they must use for a given activity can vary greatly from day to day—for everything from getting out of bed to socializing—and those without a disability may not realize what a luxury it is to need fewer spoons for the same activities.

Responsible Business & Employee Engagement

In Our DNA: Suzanne Rohrback, Senior Staff Bioinformatics Scientist at Illumina
As a scientist on Illumina’s Assay Research team in San Diego, Suzanne Rohrback works with colleagues to come up with new ways next-generation sequencing (NGS) can maximize insights from a sample—such as cells from a tumor or a tube of blood—extracting as much information about it as possible, as efficiently as possible.

Diversity & Inclusion

How Illumina's Newest Employee Resource Group, iLatinx, Supports Employees and Advocates for Diversity in Life Science
Many corporations and companies have adopted employee resource groups, or ERGs, into their work cultures to help employees from minority and marginalized backgrounds feel welcome and to provide career support and development.
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