Bio IT World Expo 2016  
Bio IT World Expo 2016
2014 Archived Content

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Morning Workshops | 8:00 - 11:30 AM 

W1: Genome Assembly and Annotation - (Click Here for More Details) 

Jeremy Bruestle, Co-Founder and CTO, Spiral Genetics

Deming Chen, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Kim D. Pruitt, Ph.D., Senior Staff Scientist, National Institutes of Health, National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)

Carlos P. Sosa, Ph.D., Applications Engineer, HPC Lead, Cray, Inc.

W2: Data Visualization in Biology: From the Basics to Big Data - (Click Here for More Details) 

Nils Gehlenborg, Ph.D., Research Associate, Center for Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School

W3: Biologics, Bioassay, and Biospecimen Registration Systems - (Click Here for More Details) 

Arturo J. Morales, Ph.D., Vice President, Informatics, Emerald Bio; former Global Lead, Biology Platform Informatics, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research

Josh Bittker, Ph.D., Director, Lead Discovery, The Broad Institute

Stefan Klostermann, Ph.D., Senior Principal Scientist, Roche pRED Informatics

Olivier Roche, Ph.D., Data Quality Coordinator, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.

Beth Basham, Ph.D., Director, Account Management, Biologics Discovery & IT Site Lead, Merck

W4: Analyzing NGS Data in Galaxy - (Click Here for More Details) 

Anushka Brownley, Senior Scientific Consultant, BioTeam

Nate Coraor, System Administrator, Galaxy Team

Adam Kraut, Senior Scientific Consultant, BioTeam

Tristan Lubinski, Consultant, BioTeam

W5: Aligning Projects with Organization Strategy - (Click Here for More Details) 

Gurpreet Kanwar, Senior Project Manager, Information Management, Nav Canada

W6: An Embarrassment of Riches: Choosing and Implementing Cloud Infrastructure to Replace On-Premises HPC for Next-Generation Sequence Analysis

R. Mark Adams, Ph.D., CIO, Good Start Genetics

Benjamin Breton, Bioinformatics Software Engineer, Good Start Genetics

Rajeshwar Malathker, IT Manager, Johnson & Johnson

Jason Stowe, CEO and Founder, Cycle Computing

W7: Simplify Informatics, Simplify Life - Taming Quality and Complexity of Big Data and IT Solutions - (Click Here for More Details) 

Rich Lysakowski, Ph.D., Director of R&D, Informatics Engineer and Consultant, Collaborative Electronic Notebook Systems Association, Inc.

Afternoon Workshops | 12:30 - 4:00 PM 

W9: Advancing the Use of EHR/EMR for Clinical Research and Drug Development: Breaking Down Barriers & Building Up Bridges - (Click Here for More Details) 

Andreas Schmidt, Manager European External Collaborations, Product Development Innovation Management, F. Hoffmann–La Roche AG

Dipak Kalra, Professor, Health Informatics, University College London

David Voets, Project Manager, Custodix NV, Belgium

W10: Determining Genome Variation and Clinical Utility - (Click Here for More Details) 

Caleb J. Kennedy, Ph.D., Manager, Translational Bioinformatics, Be The Match

Vasisht Tadigotla, Ph.D., Senior Bioinformatics Scientist, Courtagen Life Sciences

Elizabeth Worthey, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Pediatrics & Bioinformatics Program, Human & Molecular Genetics Center, Medical College of Wisconsin

W11: UCSC Genome Browser Interactive Workshop - (Click Here for More Details) 

Robert Kuhn, Ph.D., Associate Director, UCSC Genome Browser, Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering, University of California, Santa Cruz

*Participants should bring a fully-charged laptop.

W12: IT & Informatics in Support of Collaboration and Externalization - (Click Here for More Details) 


Martin Leach, Ph.D.,Vice President, R&D IT, Biogen Idec  

Robert J. Boland, Senior Manager, External Innovation R&D IT, Janssen, Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & JohnsonUMT  

David Sedlock, Ph.D., Senior Director, R&D Systems, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 

Sebastian Wernicke, Ph.D., Director, Seven Bridges Genomics

Anastasia (Khoury) Christianson, Ph.D., Head, Translational R&D IT, Bristol-Myers Squibb  

Scott Sutherland, Head, Alliance & Operations, Information Technology, Moderna Therapeutics

Sebastien Lefebvre, Director, R&D IT Platform, Biogen Idec

Benoit Millet, Partner, UMT Consulting

W13: Practical Solutions for Big Data Analytics - (Click Here for More Details) 

Vas Vasiliadis, Director, Products, Computation Institute, University of Chicago and Argonne National Lab

Ravi Madduri, Fellow, Computation Institute, University of Chicago and Argonne National Lab

W14: Running a Local Galaxy Instance - (Click Here for More Details) 

Adam Kraut, Principal Investigator, BioTeam

Nate Coraor, System Administrator, Galaxy Team

Anushka Brownley, Senior Scientific Consultant, BioTeam

Tristan Lubinski, Consultant, BioTeam

James Reaney, Senior Director, Research Markets, SGI

W15: The tranSMART Platform Today and Tomorrow - (Click Here for More Details) 

Paul Avillach, M.D., Ph.D., Research Associate, Center for Biomedical Informatics at Countway, Harvard Medical School

Brian Athey, Ph.D., Chief Science Officer, tranSMART Foundation

David Brown, CTO, BT for Life Sciences

Sherry Cao, Associate Director, Scientific Computing, Genzyme Sanofi

Matthew Clifford, Business Development and Technical Manager, IDBS

Keith Elliston, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, tranSMART Foundation

Yike Guo, Ph.D., CTO, tranSMART Foundation

Jens Hoefkens, Ph.D., Head of Genedata Expressionist Business Unit®, Genedata

W16: A Bar Code for Chemical Structures: Using the InChI to Transform Connectivity between Chemistry, Biology, Biomedicine, and Drug Discovery - (Click Here for More Details) 

Steve Heller, Ph.D., Project Director, InChI Trust; Scientific Information Consultant

Antony Williams, Ph.D., Vice President, Strategic Development; Head, Cheminformatics for the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

Stephen K. Boyer, Ph.D., Research Solutions for the ChemPharma Industry, IBM Almaden Research Center

Evan Bolton, Ph.D., Lead Scientist, National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), National Library of Medicine (NLM), and National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Christopher Southan, Ph.D., Curator for IUPHARdb/Guide to PHARMACOLOGY, Queen’s Medical Research Institute, University of Edinburgh

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