Big Data in Biology  

I attended the Keystone Symposia Conference: Big Data in Biology as the Conference Assistant last week. I set up an Etherpad during the meeting to take live notes during the sessions. I’ve compiled all the abstracts, notes and slides (where available) here. Shout-out to David Kuo for helping edit the notes.

Warning: These notes are somewhat incomplete and mostly written in broken english

 Complete schedule of talks

 Large-scale Cancer Genomics

Lincoln Stein, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Canada

Opening Remarks

David Haussler, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

Keynote - Large-scale Cancer Genomics -
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[Q&A]

 Databases and Clouds

Laura Clarke, European Bioinformatics Institute, UK

The 1000 Genomes Project, Community Access and Management for Large Scale Public Data -
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[Q&A]

Dan Stanzione, University of Texas at Austin, USA

The iPlant Collaborative: Cyberinfrastructure for 21st Century Biology -
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Jill P. Mesirov, Broad Institute, USA

GenomeSpace: A Community Web Environment for Genomic Analysis Across Diverse Bioinformatic Tools -
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Ronald C. Taylor, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA (replaced by Francis Ouellette)

FGED: The Functional Genomics Data Society -
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Andrew Carroll, DNAnexus, USA

Insights from the Genomic Analysis of 10,940 Exomes and 3,751 Whole Genomes Demystifying Running at Scale and the Scientific -
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Michael Schatz, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA

The Next 10 Years of Quantitative Biology -
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 Panel: Big Data Challenges and Solutions: Control Access to Individual Genomes

Doreen Ware (moderator), David Haussler, Laura Clarke, Jill P. Mesirov, Andrew Carroll, Lincoln D. Stein, Mark Gerstein

 Personal Genomes

Lincoln D. Stein, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Canada

The International Cancer Genome Consortium Database -
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[Q&A]

Ajay Royyuru, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA

Genome Analytics with IBM Watson -
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Mark Gerstein, Yale University, USA

Human Genome Analysis -
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Stuart Young, Annai Systems Inc., USA

The BioCompute Farm: Colocated Compute for Cancer Genomics -
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Adam Butler, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK

Short Talk: Pan-Cancer Analysis of Somatic Variation from Whole Genome ICGC / TCGA Datasets -
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Maya M. Kasowski, Yale University, USA

Short Talk: Extensive Variation in Chromatin States Across Humans -
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Robert L. Grossman, University of Chicago, USA

Short Talk: An Overview of the Bionimbus Protected Data Cloud -
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 Imaging/Parmacogenomics

Susan Sunkin, Allen Institute for Brain Science, USA

Allen Brain Atlas: An Integrated Neuroscience Resource -
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Jason R. Swedlow, University of Dundee, Scotland

The Open Microscopy Environment: Open Source Image Informatics for the Biological Sciences -
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Douglas P. W. Russell, University of Oxford, UK

Short Talk: Decentralizing Image Informatics -
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John Overington, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, UK

Spanning Molecular and Genomic Data in Drug Discovery -
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 Closing Session

Michael Schatz, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA

The Next 10 Years of Quantitative Biology -
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[Slides]

 
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