Location & dates EMBL Heidelberg, Germany 25 - 27 Sep 2016
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Conference Programme

Day 1 - Sunday 25 September 2016
TimeSpeaker
11.15-13.15 Registration and Lunch
ATC Registration Desks
11.30-12.30 Pre conference Workshop by Aspera
ATC Courtyard Room A and B
13.15-13.30 Opening remarks
Klaus Tschira Auditorium

Session 1
Chair: Jan Korbel, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
Infrastructures & pipelines for enabling big data

13.30-13.40

Introduction by the chair of the session
Klaus Tschira Auditorium

13.40-14.10

NIH Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program: Why, When, What, Who, How
David Glazer, Google Inc., United States of America
Klaus Tschira Auditorium

14.10-14.40

European Infrastructure for Big Data Analysis in Life Science
Steven Newhouse,
EMBL-EBI, United Kingdom
Klaus Tschira Auditorium

14.40-14.55

Image Data Repository: a platform for publishing, integrating and mining imaging-derived biological data at scale    
Josh Moore, Centre for Gene Regulation & Expression, University of Dundee, Germany
Klaus Tschira Auditorium

14.55-15.10

Analyzing massive amounts of biomedical data in real time
Clemens Suter-Crazzolara, SAP SE, Germany
Klaus Tschira Auditorium

15.10-15.25

Development of a bioinformatics pipeline for routine analysis of whole genome sequencing data for typing of Neisseria meningitidis    
Bert Bogaerts, WIV-ISP, Belgium
Klaus Tschira Auditorium

15.25-16.25 Coffee Break, Meet Today`s Speakers and Poster Preview
ATC Foyer
15.25-16.25 Speed Networking
EMBL Canteen
16.25-16.55 Tara Oceans: Eco-Systems Biology at Planetary Scale
Chris Bowler, Institut de Biologie de l'École Normale Supérieure, France
Klaus Tschira Auditorium
16.55-17.10

Linking and mining the electronic health records and the omics data
Jaak Vilo, University of Tartu, Estonia
Klaus Tschira Auditorium

17.10-17.25 Butler: orchestration of big data analyses in biology and health on the cloud    
Sergei Iakhnin, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
Klaus Tschira Auditorium
17.25-17.40 Data exploitation in the OCTOPUS imaging facility: Challenges in robust, quantitative and scalable biomedical research    
Daniel Rolfe, Science & Technology Facilities Council, United Kingdom
Klaus Tschira Auditorium
17.40-17.55 The Open Targets Platform: a new data rich resource to support drug target selection    
Philippe Sanseau, Open Targets and GlaxoSmithKline, United Kingdom
Klaus Tschira Auditorium
17.55-18.10 Device based mobility assessment in musculoskeletal clinical trials when big data meet big muscles    
Sophie Lemire-Brachat, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, Switzerland
Klaus Tschira Auditorium
18.10-20.10

Conference Dinner
EMBL Canteen

20.10-22.00

After Dinner Drink and get together
ATC Rooftop Lounge

Day 2 - Monday 26 September 2016
TimeSpeaker

Session 2
Chair: Ewan Birney, EMBL-EBI Hinxton, UK
Methodologies & algorithms for big data analytics

09.00-09.10 Introduction by the chair of the session
Klaus Tschira Auditorium
09.10-09.40

Improving Algorithms & Research Results with Large Scale Data in Genomics
Deniz Kural, Seven Bridges, United States of America
Klaus Tschira Auditorium

09.40-10.10

Big Knowledge from Genomic Data?
Chris Ponting, University of Edinburgh & Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, United Kingdom
Klaus Tschira Auditorium

10.10-10.25

ntHash: A rolling hash algorithm for genomics    
Hamid Mohamadi, BC Cancer Agency, Canada
Klaus Tschira Auditorium

10.25-11.00

Coffee Break
ATC Foyer

11.00-11.30

When an entire country is a cohort
Camilla Stoltenberg, Norwegian Institute for Public Health, Norway
Klaus Tschira Auditorium

11.30-12.00

Making highly dimensional data easily accessible
Laura Clarke, EMBL-EBI, United Kingdom
Klaus Tschira Auditorium

12.00-12.15 A database of billions of genetic associations for on-the-fly causal inference and more    
Gibran Hemani, MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Klaus Tschira Auditorium
12.15-12.30 MELODI - Mining Enriched Literature Objects to Derive Intermediates    
Benjamin Elsworth, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Klaus Tschira Auditorium
12.30-12.45

Summarizing sequential physical activity patterns in high-resolution accelerometer data with activity bigrams    
Louise Millard, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Klaus Tschira Auditorium

12.45-13.55

Meet the Speakers of the day and Lunch
ATC Foyer

13.55-15.40

Poster Session 1
Odd numbers
ATC Foyer
List of posters can be downloaded here.

Session 3
Chair: Robert Grossman
University of Chicago, USA
Big data application area I: basic biology

15.40-15.50

Introduction by the chair of the session
Klaus Tschira Auditorium

15.50-16.20

Judith Zaugg, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
Klaus Tschira Auditorium

16.20-16.35

Exploring Human Gut Microbiome Variations through Big Data    
Jun Wang, Rega Institute KU Leuven/VIB Leuven, Belgium 
Klaus Tschira Auditorium

16.35-16.50

Meta-analysis of Correlated Traits via Summary Statistics from Genome-wide Association Studies    
Hauke Thomsen, DKFZ, Germany
Klaus Tschira Auditorium

16.50-17.15

Coffee Break
ATC Foyer

17.15-17.45

The 1001 Arabidopsis Genomes Project
Magnus Nordborg, Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology GmbH, Austria
Klaus Tschira Auditorium

17.45-18.00 Improving the speed of genome interpretation via network collaboration and knowledge sharing
Jennifer Harrow, Illumina Cambridge Ltd, United Kingdom
Klaus Tschira Auditorium
18.00-19.00 Dinner
EMBL Canteen
19.00 Leaving for Heidelberg Tour
Meeting Point: EMBL Bus Stop
20.00 Bus to downtown for those who are not joining the tour.
Day 3 - Tuesday 27 September 2016
TimeSpeaker

Session 4
Chair: Jane Kaye, University of Oxford, UK
Big data application area II: clinical research & translation

09.00-09.10 Introduction by the chair of the session
Klaus Tschira Auditorium
09.10-09.40

Translating Population Genomics into Novel Drug Discovery to Treat Neurodegeneration
Sally John, Biogen Idec, United States of America
Klaus Tschira Auditorium

09.40-09.55

PAN-cancer therapeutic target identification by omics data integration    
Celine Everaert, Ghent University, Belgium 
Klaus Tschira Auditorium

09.55-10.10

As a stone thrown in a still pond: Describing human influenza dynamics and global circulation patterns after 2009 A/pH1N1 pandemic explosion    
Lorenzo Gatti, Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften ZHAW, Switzerland
Klaus Tschira Auditorium

10.10-10.35

Coffee Break
ATC Foyer

10.35-11.05

Big Data in Cancer: Curse or Cure?
Roland Eils, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Germany
Klaus Tschira Auditorium

11.05-11.35

Cloud computing Systems for data intensive science
Allison Heath, University of Chicago, United States of America
Klaus Tschira Auditorium

11.35-11.50 Schizophrenia-associated SNPs in highly conserved noncoding regions    
Anja Baresic, MRC Clinical Sciences Centre (CSC), United Kingdom
Klaus Tschira Auditorium
11.50-12.05 MARVEL - An efficient implementation regarding repeat saturated genomes    
Martin Pippel, Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS), Germany
Klaus Tschira Auditorium
12.05-13.05 Meet Today`s Speakers and Lunch
ATC Foyer
13.05-14.35

Poster Session 2
Even numbers
ATC Foyer

Session 5
Chair: Caroline Relton,University of Bristol, UK
Data privacy, bioethics & clinical record building in the era of big data

14.35-14.45 Introduction by the chair of the session
Klaus Tschira Auditorium
14.45-15.15 The Right to Science: Promoting Responsible Data Sharing
Bartha Maria Knoppers, McGill University, Canada
Klaus Tschira Auditorium
15.15-15.30 Inclusion of Indigenous Peoples in biomedical big data projects: An Australian perspective    
Michael Dobbie, Australian National University, Australia
Klaus Tschira Auditorium
15.30-15.45 Data Protection around the World and its Influence on Data Sharing in Biology and Health    
Fruzsina Molnar-Gabor, Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Germany
Klaus Tschira Auditorium
15.45-16.15 Protecting Privacy and Promoting Data Sharing
Jane
Kaye, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Klaus Tschira Auditorium
16.15-16.40 Coffee Break
ATC Foyer
16.40-17.10 Building a common and clinical health records
Isaac Kohane, Harvard Medical School, United States of America
Klaus Tschira Auditorium
17.10-17.40 DataSHIELD: a privacy preserving approach to remote analysis and federated co-analysis
Paul Burton,
University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Klaus Tschira Auditorium
17.40-17.55 Privacy for big data in health: trade-offs and perspectives    
Fabian Prasser, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Klaus Tschira Auditorium
17.55-18.10 Closing remarks and poster prize
Klaus Tschira Auditorium
18.30 Bus downtown and Frankfurt Airport