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SCGPM Seminar: Gaurav Kaushik, Seven Bridges Genomics
Wed, March 9, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST
The Cancer Genomics Cloud and Common Workflow Language
Gaurav Kaushik, Seven Bridges Genomics
Wed, March 9th
4:00 - 5:00PM
Abstract: Gaurav will discuss the motivation, inception, and deployment of the Cancer Genomics Cloud (CGC), built by SevenBridges and funded by the National Cancer Institute. CGC hosts The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), one of the world's largest cancer genomics data collections, and provides computational resources and optimized, portable bioinformatics tools to analyze it — at any scale, immediately, collaboratively, and reproducibly. Using Docker and the Common Workflow Language, it is also possible to port any tool of your liking to the CGC, where researchers have access to free computational credits and more than a petabyte of genomic data to analyze. The CGC project was born out of the recognition that conducting biological research is increasingly computationally-intensive. New approaches are required to support effective data discovery, storage, and computation on large, publicly-funded projects such as TCGA. The CGC is a community-driven resource and feedback from researchers will shape its development and ultimately enable us to create the resource that is best suited to needs of the community.
Bio: Gaurav Kaushik, PhD, is a Scientific Product Manager at Seven Bridges, where he focuses on open-source cloud software development and data science. He received his PhD in Bioengineering from the University of California San Diego, where he studied the molecular regulation of longevity and cardiovascular function. He then received a postdoctoral fellowship at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences & Technology and Brigham & Women's Hospital, where he assisted in the development of 3D-printed organoids for regenerative medicine applications. His work has been recognized by the the National Institutes on Aging, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the American Heart Association, and the Biomedical Engineering Society.
ABOUT THE SCGPM: The Stanford Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine (SCGPM) seeks to advance genomic technology so that someday both genetic and molecular profiling will become powerful and routine tools for predicting disease risk and monitoring and treating a wide range of pathologies. Towards this mission, the SCGPM serves to centralize and develop collaborative intellectual and technological resources that promote genomic research and analysis, predict drug response, educate physicians, and examine the ethics of personalized medicine. This includes large basic science projects such as ENCODE that decipher the human genome as well as clinical research projects such as the sequencing of cancer genomes and individuals with inherited diseases. Through these efforts, the Center aims to bring genomics to the clinic.
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