Bio IT World Expo 2016  
Bio IT World Expo 2016


Recorded at: Bio-IT World Conference & Expo

Digital Course: Creating a Best of Breed Informatics Environment for Your Organization

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This digital course covers the progression of “creating a best of breed informatics organization” from the basics of biology and genetics to application of semantic technologies. Through modeling, case studies, and best practice examples, participants will learn techniques on how to combine data in a meaningful way.    





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2 Presentations
119 Slides
Over 190 Minutes
Individual: $345
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Agenda At A Glance
This workshop will be presented in two sections: 

Section 1: Science Firehose: Introduction to Bioscience in 2011 for IT Professionals
Gregg TeHennepe Gregg TeHennepe, Senior Manager, Research Liaison, Information Technology, The Jackson Laboratory
In this section, we will cover the basics of biology and genetics, and how the rapidly developing field of sequencing is creating incredible opportunities for discovery and therapy. The session will start with cell structure, inheritance, and replication, setting the basis for an overview of gene expression and epigenetics. Current and next-gen sequencing technologies will be described, including how they are driving the upcoming fields of metabolomics and proteomics. Finally, the relationship of IT systems to this field of work will bring together the science and technology needed to reach the promise of personalized medicine.

Biography: Gregg TeHennepe is the Senior Manager, Research Liaison in the Information Technology department at The Jackson Laboratory. Gregg works to coordinate planning and strategy between the research faculty, other IT groups, and the IT department.

Section 2: Applications of Semantic Technologies: Best Practices for Rapid, User Driven Data Integration, to Answer Your Research Questions
Jonas Almeida Jonas Almeida, Professor and Director, Division of Informatics, Department of Pathology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
In this section, we will explore how to address specific research challenges through real-world use cases. This session will begin with exploring methods to break data integration barriers, allowing non-IT users to integrate data from multiple sources. Relying on public and private data, resources, and ontologies; we will discuss how to combine data in a meaningful way to create custom knowledgebases. Visually explore, interrogate, report, and query your data to uncover hidden relationships and stimulate innovation. Finally, we will learn techniques and best practices on how to accelerate discovery and share knowledge and insight amongst fellow researchers across your organization.

Biography: Jonas Almeida leads research division in Informatics at UAB, working on integrative personalized medicine applications. The current research is centered on the conjugation of semantic web abstractions and distributed cloud computing approaches. This work pulls together threads from past work on mathematical modeling and machine learning, at a time when these fields are challenged by the increasingly data driven nature of modern Biomedical research. Putting together the systemic puzzles of Biological processes increasingly requires integrative computational infrastructures that collaboratively articulate data management and data analysis and as integral part of the biomedical research effort. My own trajectory starts in the Biological Domain (Plant Biology, Univ. Lisbon, Portugal), then moves to Biochemical Engineering (PhD), followed by Mathematical modeling and Biostatistics at the Medical University of South Carolina and then arcs back to the computational side of the Life Sciences in Bioinformatics (Univ. Texas MDAnderson Cancer Center, Houston), with a step further towards clinical environments and biomedical systems in the new division of informatics at the Dept of Pathology of the Univ Alabama at Birmingham.



This digital course provides special footage of all Bio-IT Keynote Sessions. The Tuesday and Wednesday Keynote presentations offered vivid examples of the current and future impact of technology in data for research and drug discovery opportunities. Also included as part of the Wednesday Keynote material is The Benjamin Franklin Award presentation. The Benjamin Franklin Award is given to an individual who has, in his or her practice, promoted free and open access to the materials and methods used in the life sciences. The Thursday Keynote panel featured a series of succinct, forward looking presentations. Special guest speakers shared their unique perspective on the future challenges facing the research, pharma, and medical communities.


StephenWolfram Sponsored by
Making the World’s Knowledge Computable

Stephen Wolfram, Ph.D., CEO, Wolfram Research; Creator of Wolfram\Alpha 




Bryn Roberts Sponsored by
Interacting with Complex Information Landscapes: Integration and Next Generation User Interfaces

Bryn Roberts, Ph.D., Global Head, Informatics, Pharma Research and Early Development, F. Hoffmann-La Roche 



Jonathan Eisen Benjamin Franklin Award & Presentation
Jonathan Eisen, Ph.D., Professor, Genome Center, University of California, Davis 




Kevin Davies Sponsored by
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Keynote Panel Chairperson

Kevin Davies, Editor-in-Chief, Bio-IT World 



Yuri Rozenman Pharma Futurology: 2016 and Beyond
Yury Rozenman, Global Head of Marketing, Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Sector, BT Global Sciences 



Debra Goldfarb Global Risk Informatics: The Application of High Performance Computing to Public Health
Debra Goldfarb, Senior Director, Strategy, Microsoft 



Ken Buetow Ecosystem-Driven Approaches for 21st Century Biomedicine
Ken Buetow, Ph.D., Associate Director for Bioinformatics and Information Technology, National Cancer Institute 



Ben Heywood Integration of Real Time Discovery and Clinical Care
Ben Heywood, Co-founder and Chairman, PatientsLikeMe 



Mark Boguski The Goody-Gaga Effect: Health Communication at the Nexus of Social Media and Popular Culture
Mark Boguski, M.D., Ph.D., Founder, Resounding Health Incorporated 



Martin Leach Gaming in the Workplace
Martin D. Leach, Ph.D., Executive Director, MRL IT for Discovery & Pre-Clinical Sciences, Merck & Co. 

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Bio-IT World Conference & Expo
Enabling Technology.  Leveraging Data.  Transforming Medicine.

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 Conference attracts a highly influential audience consisting of senior level scientists, IT professionals and Executives from organizations across the life sciences industry including Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Health Systems, Academia, Government and National Laboratories. In 2011, over 2,000 delegates gathered from 29 countries to share information and discuss enabling technologies that are driving the drug discovery process and transforming medicine. The event features concurrent tracks with 160+ technology and scientific presentations.

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