Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Fourth Annual

Bioinformatics for Big Data

Converting Data into Information and Knowledge

February 16-18, 2015 | Moscone North Convention Center | San Francisco, CA
Part of the 22nd Annual Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference

 

About this Conference:

CHI's Fourth Annual Bioinformatics for Big Data conference will assemble thought leaders who will discuss the latest developments and applications of bioinformatics to big data in scientific discovery and biomedical research that are contributing to solving real clinical problems and unmet needs in the healthcare and life sciences environment. Themes include modeling of systems and networks, scalable analysis, big data and computational drug design and repositioning, and translating data to patient care. With the ever-increasing volume of information generated for curing or treating diseases and cancers, bioinformatics technologies, tools and techniques play a critical role in turning data into meaningful biological applications and knowledge.


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Monday, February 16

10:30 am Conference Program Registration


MULTISCALE MODELING OF BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS AND NETWORKS

11:50 Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Michael Liebman, Ph.D., Managing Director, IPQ Analytics, LLC

12:00 pm Featured Presentation: Insights into Multiscale Mechanisms of Biological Functions and Polypharmacological Intervention Strategies using Methods of Computational Biology

Ivet Bahar, PhD, Distinguished Professor and John K Vries Chair, Department of Computational & Systems Biology, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

Recent years have seen an explosion in the number of computational studies performed at multiple scales for gaining deeper insights into biomolecular systems dynamics as well as quantitative systems pharmacology. We recently launched a new Center, MMBioS, for multiscale modeling of neurobiological events. The newly developed computational methods open the way to examining complex neurobiological interactions such as excitatory signaling from a systems perspective and identifying new target and polypharmacological intervention methods.

12:30 Multi-Scale Modeling in Breast Cancer: Personalized Medicine in Population-Based Healthcare

Michael Liebman, Ph.D., Managing Director, IPQ Analytics, LLC

Sabrina Molinaro, Ph.D., Head, Epidemiology, Institute of Clinical Physiology, National Research Council - CNR Italy

Breast cancer continues to be a focus of big data research to enhance risk assessment, early detection, accurate diagnosis and optimal treatment. Actual clinical practice must deal directly with the patient in addressing these issues but at a personal level and currently, the tools are derived from population-based analyses. This presentation will present the specific instance of moving from population-based risk analysis to personalized risk assessment based on the patient’s unique physiologic development and lifestyle.

1:00 Session Break

Elsevier1:15 Luncheon Presentation l

Speaker to be Announced

1:45 Luncheon Presentation ll (Sponsorship Opportunity Available)

2:15 Session Break

2:30 Chairperson’s Remarks

Michael Liebman, Ph.D., Managing Director, IPQ Analytics, LLC

2:40 Predicting Drug Pharmacology Networks and Mechanistic Targets

Michael Keiser, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, University of California San Francisco, School of Medicine

Many drugs modulate more than one molecular target. We used the Similarity Ensemble Approach (SEA) to predict “liability target” profiles for hundreds of drugs, asking which account for their adverse reactions. Likewise, one may interrogate phenotypic mechanisms of action, using target profiles to guide chemical-genetic testing. In C. elegans, this revealed novel conserved pathways by which compounds up-regulate feeding. Applied at scale, this may automate determination of mechanistic targets underlying drug effects, desired and otherwise.

3:10 SIDRAiTrip Data Mining Framework in Building Personalized Medicine Based on the Integrated Phenotypic and Omics Databases

Emad Elsebakhi, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Division of Biomedical Informatics, Sidra Medical and Research Center

Rashid Al Ali, Ph.D., Deputy Chief Research Officer and Division Chief Biomedical Informatics, Sidra Medical and Research Center

Over the next 10 years in the Genomic Wide Association Study (GWAS), it is anticipated that the employment of novel predictive modeling techniques will be significantly increased in both analytics and knowledge management which will lead to complex decision support tools. These innovative tools will enable researchers and physician to achieve their main goal of GAW to evaluate the existing analytical and modeling methods and to provide an impetus for developing new methods.

3:40 Privacy, Big Data and Bioinformatics

Rakesh Radhakrishnan, Principal (Chief) IS Security Architect, Amgen

4:10 Enabling Patient Centric NGS Workflows through a Hadoop Optimized Compute Platform and Graph Analytics

David Anstey, MBA, Global Head, Life Sciences, Cray, Inc.

The drive to precision medicine is continually taxing compute, storage, archive and analytics capabilities of current NGS pipelines. Using specific use cases, attendees will gain an understanding of how NGS pipelines can be optimized to eliminate data movement and compute bottlenecks. Attendees will also learn how the data generated by the NGS workflows can be rapidly integrated with patient data to support cohort selection and precision medicine initiatives.

4:40 Break and Transition to Plenary Session

5:00 Plenary Session

6:00 Grand Opening Reception in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing

7:30 Close of Day


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Tuesday, February 17

7:00 am Registration and Morning Coffee

8:00 Plenary Session

9:00 Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing


BIG DATA AND COMPUTATIONAL DRUG DESIGN: RESCUING AND REPURPOSING OF DRUGS FOR CANCER

10:05 PANEL DISCUSSION: Rescuing and Repurposing of Drugs for Cancer

Drug repurposing is becoming an attractive business strategy. It reduces risks and costs and creates opportunities to fill pipelines with new products that have a higher level of success, an accelerated development timeframe, and a quicker FDA approval process. Repurposing a drug from outside a therapeutic area and combining the drug with a blockbuster offers the potential to add significant and proprietary clinical value beyond that provided by the blockbuster drug alone. This session discusses examples and benefits of synergistic, repurposed-drug combinations; methods for identifying and developing such product candidates; and market trends to discover and develop novel, high-impact drugs for critical unmet clinical needs in the cancer arena.

Chairperson and Moderator: H. Kim Lyerly, M.D., George Barth Geller Professor of Cancer Research, Duke University; Director, Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center

Panelists:

Sandra Gesing, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Center for Research Computing, University of Notre Dame

B. Jayaram, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Chemistry & Professor, Kusuma School of Biological Sciences, and Coordinator, Supercomputing Facility for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Anil Srivastava, President, Open Health Systems Laboratory

Wenjin Zhou, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, Oakland University 

12:15 pm Session Break

12:25 Luncheon Presentations (Sponsorship Opportunities Available) or Lunch on Your Own

1:25 Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing


BIG DATA AND COMPUTATIONAL DRUG REPOSITIONING: FROM DATA TO THERAPEUTICS

2:00 Chairperson’s Remarks

2:10 Systematic Drug Repositioning: Analytics for Clinically Viable Novel Indications

Pankaj Agarwal, Ph.D., Director, Systematic Drug Repositioning, Computational Biology, GlaxoSmithKline

2:40 Building Genomic Rigs: Towards Precision Biology

Rajendra Joshi, Ph.D., Associate Director and Head, Bioinformatics Group, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Pune University Campu.

3:10 Finding New Uses for Existing Drugs Using Public Drug Data Resources

Atul Butte, M.D., Ph.D., Division Chief and Associate Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine; Director, Center for Pediatric Bioinformatics, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital; Co-Founder, Personalis and NuMedii

Dr. Butte’s lab at Stanford builds and applies tools that convert more than a trillion points of molecular, clinical, and epidemiological data into diagnostics, therapeutics, and new insights into disease. Dr. Butte, a bioinformatician and pediatric endocrinologist, will highlight his lab’s work on using publicly-available molecular measurements to find new uses for drugs including drug repositioning and discovering new treatable inflammatory mechanisms of disease in Type 2 diabetes.

3:40 Sponsored Presentations (Opportunities Available)

4:10 Mardi Gras Celebration in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing

5:00 Breakout Discussions in the Exhibit Hall

6:00 Close of Day


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Wednesday, February 18

7:00 am Breakfast Presentation (Sponsorship Opportunity Available) or Morning Coffee

8:00 Plenary Session PANEL

9:45 Refreshment Break and Poster Competition Winner Announced in the Exhibit Hall


MOVING BIG DATA, SCALABLE ANALYSIS

10:35 Chairperson’s Remarks

Martin Gollery, CEO, Tahoe Informatics

10:45 Using Amazon Web Services for Large Scale Genomics Analysis

Angel Pizarro, Senior Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

In this presentation, we will discuss how customers are utilizing a variety of AWS services to create scalable performance and cost effective solutions for genomics and health big-data workflows. Come learn from technical experts demonstrating best practices for combining S3, Glacier, EC2, EMR, RDS, and RedShift to produce a robust platform for genomics.

11:15 Designing New Algorithms for Emerging Data-Intensive Computing Architectures to Improve the Speed and Accuracy of Shotgun Metagenomic Analysis

Jonathan Allen, Ph.D., Bioinformatics Scientist, Global Security Computing Applications, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Results from analyzing the complete collection of 1000 human genomes data and the complete collection of human microbiome project data using a new data-intensive compute cluster will be used to show how new large memory computing architectures are used for more accurate taxonomic analysis of metagenomic samples that scale with increasing sequencer use.

11:45 File Transfer Capabilities with Globus Online

Ian Foster, Ph.D., Director, Computation Institute, Argonne National Lab

12:15 pm Session Break

12:25 Luncheon Presentation (Sponsorship Opportunity Available) or Lunch on Your Own

1:00 Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall and Last Chance for Poster Viewing


TRANSLATING DATA TO PATIENT CARE

1:40 Chairperson’s Remarks

Ajay Shah, Ph.D., MBA, PMP, Director, Research Informatics & Systems, City of Hope National Medical Center

1:50 Finding Cohorts for Clinical Trials – An Integrated Informatics Approach

Ajay Shah, Ph.D., MBA, PMP, Director, Research Informatics & Systems, City of Hope National Medical Center

Integrating discovery, clinical and translational research informatics systems and data can help solve one of the key challenges in clinical trials – finding cohorts for clinical trials. SPIRIT – Software Platform for Integrated Research Information and Transformation is utilized to encode computable eligibility criteria, identify cohorts from EMR system via i2b2 and perform cohort analytics and visualization.

2:20 Building the High Performance Genomics Big Data Platform to Support Drug Discovery &Translational Medicine

Monica Wang, Ph.D., Lead Software Engineer, Project and Program Manager, Research Systems, Takeda

With the great advance of sequencing technology, vast amounts of genomics data is being generated every day. The ultimate challenge will be to best utilize the data and extract knowledge out of it to advance science and medicine. We will share our experience building the enterprise Genomics Big Data Platform with a focus on high performance to support our internal research effort for drug discovery and translational medicine.

2:50 Hackathons: Feed Innovation, Creativity, and Promote Thinking Outside of the Box

Kristen Cleveland, PMP, Senior IT Project Manager, R&D IT, Biogen Idec

Explore what a Hackathon is, how to plan it, and how to get the best out of the event for your organization.

Schrodinger3:20 Sponsored Presentation

Speaker to be Announced

3:50 Refreshment Break

4:00 Chairperson’s Remarks

Corrado Priami, Ph.D., Computer Science, The Microsoft Research - University of Trento Centre for Computational and Systems Biology (COSBI)


4:10 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Global Exchange of Human Genetic Data for Medicine and Research

David Haussler, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor and Director, Center for Biomolecular Science & Engineering, University of California Santa Cruz

Every human disease is a rare disease at the molecular level. No single institute has enough patients to understand any particular molecular subtype. For genomics to benefit medicine and science, we must share data. This presentation outlines the data standards and Application Programming Interfaces developed by the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health that are intended to address this issue, and highlight a few global genomics projects that use them.

4:40 Ranking omics Data to Discover Diagnostic Biomarkers

Corrado Priami, Ph.D., Computer Science, The Microsoft Research - University of Trento Centre for Computational and Systems Biology (COSBI)

An approach based on ranking of measurements is presented to identify patient signatures. The signature can be used to define biomarkers with respect to diseases, stratification of patients with respect to interventions or even toxicology of drugs with respect to doses and number of deliveries. This talk presents the approach and application examples.

5:10 XPRIZE: Transforming Science Fiction into Science Reality through Incentivized Competition

Grant Campany, Senior Director, XPRIZE

Imagine a portable, wireless device in the palm of your hand that monitors and diagnoses your health conditions. That’s the technology envisioned by the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE competition, and it will allow unprecedented access to personal health metrics. The end result: Radical innovation in healthcare that will give individuals far greater choices in when, where, and how they receive care.

5:40 Close of Conference Program



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