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Track 4 - April 21 – 23, 2015


Developments and Applications for Big Data

Track 4 assembles thought leaders who will discuss the latest developments and applications of bioinformatics to big data in scientific discovery and biomedical research that are contributing to solving real clinical problems and unmet needs in the healthcare and life sciences environment. Themes include modeling of systems and networks, scalable analysis, big data and computational drug design and repositioning, machine learning models, and translating data to patient care. With the ever-increasing volume of information generated for curing or treating diseases and cancers, bioinformatics technologies, tools and techniques play a critical role in turning data into meaningful biological applications and knowledge.

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Using Deep Learning Techniques for Word Vectors Generation for Insight into Poorly Structured Textual Data

Mark Pinches, Senior Scientist, Data Modeling and Bioinformatics, Drug Safety and Metabolism, AstraZeneca

An Informatics Solution for the Precise Registration and Visualization of Biological Molecules

Roxanne Kunz, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Therapeutic Discovery, Amgen, Inc.

Catching Genes with Lasso: A Network-Based Approach to Discover Interactions

Francesco Gadaleta, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, Montefiore Institute, University
of Liege

Using Big Data Search and Analytics to Find Networks of Experts and Expertise in Complex R&D Environments

Xavier Pornain, Vice President, Sales & Alliances, Sinequa

Welcome to the Future: Data Analysis in a Language Workbench

Fabien Campagne, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Laboratory Head, Institute for Computational Biomedicine, Weill Cornell Medical College

An Algorithmic Rationale for the Irreversibility of Biological Ageing

Simon Berkovich, Professor, Computer Science, The George Washington University

Structure-Based Algorithms to Predict Drug-Mediated Toxicity

Khaled Barakat, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Katz Group-Rexall Centre for Pharmacy & Health Research, University of Alberta

Extending Galaxy with External Microbiome Databases

Bob Brown, Ph.D., Affiliate Professor, Environmental Science, George Mason University

Streamlined Panning, Execution, Data Capture and Analysis of Peptide Preformulation Stability Studies

Roman Affentranger, Dr. sc. Nat, Head of Small Molecule Discovery Workflows, Roche

Role of Data and Digital Tools in Autoimmune Disorders

Bonnie Feldman, DDS, Digital Health Analyst, DrBonnie360

Examining the Health Effects of Multiple Environmental Exposures on Subpopulations Using a Big Data Platform

Chirag Patel, Ph.D., Research Associate, Center for Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School/Pivotal, Inc.

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