Symposium: Big Data approaches in Health, Disease and Treatment trajectorie...

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Novo Nordisk Fonden

Tuborg Havnevej 19

2900 Hellerup


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The Novo Nordisk Foundation offers funding for one-day symposia to be held at the Novo Nordisk Foundation. The objective is to provide leading as well as younger researchers with opportunities to present and discuss the newest research within their fields.

You can read more about Novo Nordisk Foundation Symposia here


Large-scale data generation, including whole-genome sequencing (WGS), transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, microbiome, immunoprofiling, mass cytometry, and imaging is rapidly becoming more accessible in clinical setups. Methods to integrate and infer from data are evolving, and Big Data approaches show promise in learning attributes of individual patients relevant for subgrouping cohorts and addressing individualised therapies. Methods to predict disease progression and treatment outcomes—efficacy and toxicities— should ideally incorporate longitudinal large-scale patient data of mixed types, electronic health records (EHRs) and registries, and prior biological knowledge from literature and biological model systems. There is a need for further methods development, prototyping on diseases with detailed phenotyping, education and communication to attain clinical credibility.

The symposium will explore ideas, emerging methods and case stories in data integration, systems biology, statistical and machine learning as well as bayesian methodologies that offer opportunities to benefit from the wealth of emerging patient and health-related data.

Keynote speakers:

  • Marylyn Ritchie: University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Jason H Moore: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Andrea Califano: Columbia University Medical Center, USA
  • Chloé-Agathe Azencott: Mines ParisTech, Institut Curie and INSERM, France
  • Laurent Gautier: Verily, Boston USA


The final program will be sent to all participants before the symposium, and will also be available at the venue.


All attendants are encouraged to bring a poster for the poster session within the following categories:

  • Integrative Omics and post-GWAS strategies
  • Artificial intelligence, Prior knowledge and Big data approaches
  • Implementing Big Data in clinical contexts

Posters will be exhibited during the symposium and discussed during a poster session.

If you wish to bring a poster, please select participation with poster when signing up.
The poster should fit a poster board size A0 (841mm × 1189mm) – portrait orientation.

In order to ensure that all posters are relevant to the symposium, the poster titles will be sent to the organising committee. You will be notified via e-mail whether your poster has been accepted approximately one week before the symposium. Only posters that are found to be off topic will not be accepted.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

If you have any questions regarding the symposium or the registration process, please contact Christina M. Hald (

Who can attend the symposium?

The symposium is open to participants of all career levels from student to professor.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, just log in to Eventbrite. Please use this option also in the unlikely event that you need to cancel your registration.

How do I cancel my participation?

Please help us respecting our speakers and other participants, as well keeping track of the numbers and optimize lecture and catering to the audience by cancelling as soon as you know that you exceptionally will not be able to make it. You can either cancel through Eventbrite or via email.

Is it ok if the name on my registration doesn't match the person who attends?

No, since there will be name tags at the symposium, we ask that you do not give your spot to someone else without updating the registration information or letting us know via email.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

If you arrive by car, it is possible to park in front of the main entrance, or along the side of the building.

Alternatively, it is possible to park in the parking garage at Waterfront Shopping Center, which is a five minute walk away from the Foundation. The parking garage offers three hours of free parking, and each additional hour costs DKK 20.

Public transport by train to Hellerup station, and/or bus (1A, 21, 166). The nearest by bus stop is Tuborg Boulevard.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, you do not have to bring a ticket, but registration is mandatory for participation.

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