Free Webinar | Building a Systems Biology Data Fabric

May 13, 2021 | 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT

Webinar Description:

Assessing whether a signaling pathway plays a significant role in a given disease or treatment area is a time-consuming process that typically spans multiple different labs with different data definitions and schemas and relies on manual literature reviews by highly specialized business and domain experts.

In this webinar, Stardog along with their solutions partner ZS Associates, will present a methodology for assembling a systems biology data fabric that enables FAIR data and automates some of the tasks involved in this time-consuming process by combining knowledge available from public data sources as well as facts extracted from literature using state of the art NLP and machine learning.

The resulting data fabric not only helps business experts save significant time and effort performing manual literature deep dives, but it also provides a methodology and an infrastructure for systematically collecting critical decision-making evidence and insights and dynamically delivering semantically enriched data to the organization.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the components of a data fabric as explained by industry experts from Stardog and ZS Associates
  • Learn how a data fabric can help implement and manage FAIR data within your organization
  • Discuss the key considerations for implementing a data fabric within your own organization


CDOs, CDTOs, Data Scientists, Directors of Digital Transformation, Research Scientists, Clinical Data Managers/Directors, Data Architects


Rob Harris

Rob Harris
Vice President, Solutions Consulting

Rob Harris is Vice President of Solutions Consulting at Stardog, where he helps some of the world’s leading organizations unleash the power of their data through the use of a knowledge graph. He has over 20 years of experience in the fields of Data Governance, Data Integration, Master Data Management, and Business Intelligence. Prior to Stardog, Rob led the IBM North American software division as the Chief Architect for their Data and AI products, after holding leading roles at Dell, Walgreens, and ABN AMRO. Rob is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in Computer Science.

Helena Deus, PhD

Helena Deus, PhD
Data Science Manager

Helena Deus received her PhD in Computational Biology where she focused on knowledge graph-based management systems as enablers for translational medicine. Helena is passionate about finding data science and technology solutions that can significantly accelerate innovation in translational medicine, with a particular emphasis in oncology. She is currently a Data Science Manager at ZS Associates, where she leads biomedical semantic solutions.

Allison Proffitt


Allison Proffitt
Editorial Director
Bio-IT World

Allison Proffitt is a science writer with a background in biology and chemistry, research experience in cancer biology, and an expanding repertoire in biotech, AI, and battery chemistry. She serves as the editorial director for the Healthtech Publishing media group, a growing collection of online news sites. In addition to Bio-IT World, her work has been published by Nature Biotech, Chemical & Engineering News, and the Economist Intelligence Unit. She has a bachelor’s degree in communication of science, engineering, and technology from Vanderbilt University and a master’s degree in science and medical writing from Johns Hopkins University.


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Cost: No Cost!