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Bio-IT World Conference & Expo 2013
United States - MA - Boston

Hosted by:Cambridge Healthtech Institute
Venue:World Trade Center
Dates:Apr 09, 2013 through Apr 11, 2013

Bio-IT World Conference & Expo 2013
(April 9-11, Boston, MA) –

This April welcomes the return of the Bio-IT World Expo in Boston (April 9-11, 2013). Over the course of three days, researchers from academia and industry will discuss themes of big data, cloud computing, trends in IT infrastructure, omics technologies, high-performance computing, data analytics and precision medicine, from the research realm to the clinical arena.

This year’s keynote speakers are two renowned computer scientists who are innovating approaches to drug discovery and genomic interpretation. The opening keynoter is Andrew Hopkins, a professor of drug development at the University of Dundee in Scotland. Formerly at Pfizer, Andrew’s career has focused on developing new approaches to rational drug design. Andrew will talk about precision medicine, the decade of the druggable genome and innovative modeling approaches to drug design.

The other keynote will be delivered by Atul Butte from Stanford University. Atul is a physician-scientist and entrepreneur, having helped launch several exciting informatics companies including Personalis and Numedii. Butte’s passions for bioinformatics and data visualization are driving exciting advances in a broad range of areas, from drug repurposing to clinical genomic interpretation.

The plenary roundtable is an all-star life sciences CIO group, featuring half-a-dozen chief information officers from organizations such as Johnson & Johnson, the Broad Institute, AstraZeneca, the Mayo Clinic, and Novartis to candidly discuss the hope (and hype) surrounding big data. The panel will feature the Bio-IT World debut of the CIO of the National Institutes of Health, Andrea Norris.

April 2013 marks two major anniversaries – the 60th anniversary of Watson & Crick’s discovery of the double helix and the 10th anniversary of the official completion of the Human Genome Project. Consequently, this year’s conference hosts two relevant sessions. Managing Big Data: The Genome Center Perspective will gather the IT managers from four of the world’s largest genome centers, including the Broad and Sanger Institutes, to discuss current trends and problems in data storage, management and security.

We’re also hosting a session entitled Building the IT Architecture of the New York Genome Center, in which NYGC scientists and executives will tell the story of the launch, design and implementation of this institute, with particular emphasis on the decisions underlying its IT infrastructure and high-performance computing strategy. Speakers include NYGC executive director Nancy Kelley and acting director of scientific computing, Chris Dwan.

Additional highlights include the presentation of the 2013 Benjamin Franklin Award for bioinformatics and Bio-IT World’s 2013 Best Practices Awards. The BioTeam’s Chris Dagdigian delivers his outstanding annual IT "trends in the trenches" review, one of more than 150 speakers across 12 tracks and 16 short courses.

For further details on the agenda and registration, please visit the event website: http://www.bio-itworldexpo.com
Additional Information
Event URL:http://www.bio-itworldexpo.com
ISCB Member Discount:10 percent
Restrictions:* This offer is for new registrations only and does not apply to previously registered attendees and cannot be combined with any other offer. Separate registration required for pre-conference workshops.
Contact Person:Kaushik Chaudhuri ([javascript protected email address])

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