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Perspectives on Big Data in Biology

Simons Foundation Lectures

Friday, March 7, 2014 from 12:30 PM to 5:30 PM (EST)

Perspectives on Big Data in Biology

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This Biotech Symposium will focus on perspectives on big data in biology from leading practitioners in the field. Past Biotech Symposia topics have included single nucleotide polymorphism detection, diffusion magnetic resonance imaging structural variant detections and resting state fMRI.  Future symposia will focus on related bioinformatics and neuroimaging topics.

Image courtesy of Martin Krzywinski, Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Center

Nicholas Carriero, Ph.D.,
Yale University                                                                                       Scaling Up Bioinformatics Pipelines

David Haussler, Ph. D., University of California, Santa Cruz
Large-Scale Cancer Genomics

David Lipman, M.D., National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH                                         What Is the Big Data problem in Biology?

Charles Sawyers, M.D., Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center                                                     Global Alliance for Genomics and Health

Draft agenda                                                                                                                                        

12:00 PM                     Doors open

12:30 PM                     Program convenes

12:30-12:45 PM           Leslie Greengard: Welcome and introduction to the Simons Foundation

12:45-12:50 PM           Doron Betel and Nicholas Socci: Introduction to this Biotech Symposium

12:50-1:40 PM             David Lipman: What Is the Big Data Problem in Biology?

1:40-1:55 PM               Q&A

1:55-2:45 PM               Nicholas Carriero: Scaling Up Bioinformatics Pipelines

2:45-3:00 PM               Q&A

3:00-3:45 PM               Break with refreshments

3:45-4:35 PM               David Haussler: Large-Scale Cancer Genomics

4:35-4:50 PM               Q&A

4:50-5:20 PM               Charles Sawyers: Global Alliance for Genomics and Health

5:20-5:30 PM               Q&A

5:30PM                        Program concludes


The Biotech Symposia provide a venue for discussing the latest technical approaches and new methods and algorithms in life sciences, genomics and data science. The symposia are intended to inform and engage those interested in understanding and applying these techniques. New York City areafaculty, postdoctoral and clinical fellows,students, and technical staff are encouraged to attend. Guests are invited to meet the speakers and mingle during the mid-afternoon break.

Location                                                                                                                                                                                Gerald D. Fischbach Auditorium
Simons Foundation
160 Fifth Avenue, 2nd Floor
(Entrance on 21st Street)
New York, NY  10010

The Gerald D. Fischbach Auditorium offers accessible seating to patrons with special access needs. Please fill out the special accommodations request when ordering your ticket online.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to the start of the event.

Simons Foundation Lectures schedule is available here.
Inquiries: lectures@simonsfoundation.org.

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Gerald D. Fischbach Auditorium, Simons Foundation
160 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10010

Friday, March 7, 2014 from 12:30 PM to 5:30 PM (EST)

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Simons Foundation Lectures

The Simons Foundation launched the Simons Foundation Lectures in 2013 with the intention of drawing area scientists and scholars together around diverse and important topics in mathematics, physics, computer science, life sciences and autism research.  

To read more about the Simons Foundation mission and its programs, please visit simonsfoundation.org.

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