The 2014 Bio-IT World Conference & Expo plans to unite 2,500+ life sciences, pharmaceutical, clinical, healthcare, and IT professionals from 30+ countries. The Expo provides the perfect venue to share information and discuss enabling technologies that are driving biomedical research and the drug development process.

Since its debut in 2002, the annual Bio-IT World Conference & Expo has established itself as a premier event showcasing the myriad applications of IT and informatics to biomedical research and the drug discovery enterprise. The 2014 program will feature compelling talks from industry and academia on new trends in data generation, knowledge management, and information technology in life sciences and drug development, including best practice case studies and joint partner presentations relevant to the technologies, research, and regulatory issues of life science, pharmaceutical, clinical and IT professionals.

Spanning three days, the meeting includes 13 parallel conference tracks and 16 pre-conference workshops.



Track 1: IT Infrastructure – Hardware
Big Data Solutions and End-User Perspectives  


Track 8: Data Visualization and Exploration Tools
From Genomics to the Discovery 


Track 2: Software Development
Technologies and Applications for Managing and Sharing Data 


Track 9: Pharmaceutical R&D Informatics
Collaboration, Data Science and Biologics 


Track 3: Cloud Computing
Riding the Cloud to Next-Generation Computing 


Track 10: Clinical Genomics 

Tools for Interrogation, Integration and Implementation  


Track 4: Bioinformatics
Utilizing Massive Quantities of –omic Information across Research Initiatives   


Track 11: Collaborations and Open Access Innovations
Collaborative and Open Access Models for Advancing Research, Discovery and Personalized Medicine


Track 5: Next-Generation Sequencing Informatics
Advances in Analysis and Interpretation of NGS Data  


Track 12: Cancer Informatics
Applying Computational Biology to Cancer Research & Care


Track 6: Systems Pharmacology
Pathways to Patient Response 


Track 13: Data Security
Meeting the Challenge in a Data-Centric World 


Track 7: eClinical Trials Solutions
Innovative Management in Clinical Trials  




Morning Workshops
  • Genome Assembly and Annotation 

  • Data Visualization in Biology 

  • Biologics, Bioassay, and Biospecimen Registration Systems 

  • Analyzing NGS Data in Galaxy 

  • Aligning Projects with Organization Strategy 

  • An Embarrassment of Riches: Choosing and Implementing Cloud Infrastructure 

  • Simplify Informatics, Simplify Life - Taming Quality and Complexity of Big Data and IT Solutions 

Afternoon Workshops
  • Advancing the Use of EHR/EMR for Clinical Research and Drug Development 

  • Determining Genome Variation and Clinical Utility 

  • UCSC Genome Browser Interactive Workshop 

  • IT & Informatics in Support of Collaboration and Externalization 

  • Big Data Analytics 

  • Running a Local Galaxy Instance 

  • Updates from the tranSMART Open-Source Community 

  • A Bar Code for Chemical Structures: Using the InChI to Transform Connectivity between Chemistry, Biology, Biomedicine, and Drug Discovery 

2013 Sponsor Info

2014 Prospectus is now available. 

Reserve your space early and SAVE! 


Heather Dewey-HagborgHeather Dewey-Hagborg

Artist, Ph.D. Student, Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute


Yaniv ErlichYaniv Erlich, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator and Whitehead Fellow, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research


Stephen FriendStephen H. Friend, M.D., Ph.D.

President, Co-Founder and Director of Sage Bionetworks


John QuackenbushJohn Quackenbush, Ph.D.

CEO, Genospace; Professor, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard School of Public Health


Isaac Samuel KohaneIsaac Samuel Kohane, M.D., Ph.D.

Henderson Professor of Health Sciences and Technology, Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School; Director, Countway Library of Medicine; Director, i2b2 National Center for Biomedical Computing; Co-Director, HMS Center for Biomedical Informatics



  • Access All 13 Tracks for One Price
  • Network with 2,500+ Global Attendees
  • Hear 150+ Technology and Scientific Presentations
  • Attend Bio-IT World’s Best Practices Awards
  • Connect with Attendees Using CHI’s Intro-Net
  • Participate in the Poster Competition
  • Choose from 16 Pre-Conference Workshops
  • See the Winners of the following 2014 Awards: 
    • Benjamin Franklin
    • Best of Show
    • Best Practices
  • View Novel Technologies and Solutions in the Expansive Exhibit Hall
  • And Much More!

Cancer Trends Plenary Session (part II) - Bio-IT World Expo 2012
Bio-IT World Expo 2012 - 10th Anniversary Celebration
ClearTrial wins Best of Show 2012
CERF wins Best of Show 2012
OpsCode wins Best of Show 2012
Cambridge Semantics wins Best of Show 2012
Stephen Wolfram, Ph.D., part 1 - Keynote Presentation
BlueArc at 2011 Bio-IT World Conference & Expo
Roche innovative multi-touch environment for scientific decision
Praxeon DocumentLens
Yury Rozenman - Bio-IT World Expo 2011 Keynote Panel
Mark Boguski - Bio-IT World Expo 2011 Keynote Panel
Ken Buetow - Bio-IT World Expo 2011 Keynote Panel
Benjamin Heywood - Bio-IT World Expo 2011 Keynote Panel
Debora Goldfarb - Bio-IT World Expo 2011 Keynote Panel
Martin Leach - Bio-IT World Expo 2011 Keynote Panel
Jonathan Eisen - Ben Franklin Award 2011
Bryn Roberts part 1- Keynote Presentation
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Platinum Sponsors
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Cycle Computing logo 


Data Direct Networks 






Hitachi Data Systems  




Illumnia logo 




Oracle Health Sciences   





Thomson Reuters-Large 


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Official Publication
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Conference CD

Order the 2013 event proceedings now available on CD!

Complimentary Downloads

View white papers, listen to podcasts, and more! 

  • Making the World's Knowledge Computable
  • Bioinformatics in the Cloud
  • The Application of Text Analytics to Drug Safety Surveillance
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