NBACC/NCI NICBR Bioinformatics Symposium and Workshop
Date: December 12, 2012
Location: Advanced Technology Research Facility (ATRF)
The advent of massively parallel sequencing technologies has produced a deluge of new applications spanning many domains of biomedical science. As the cost of producing huge quantities of sequence information continues to decrease, the costs associated with converting this information into actionable knowledge have remained relatively constant. Further, while many analysis methods are in place for dealing with some commonly used protocols, some of the more novel applications still lack robust and tested analysis methods. This symposium has been established in order to bring some of these new applications, technologies and analysis methods to the forefront across the broad research interests of the Ft. Detrick biomedical research community. The goal is to identify recurrent application and analysis themes across the community in order to identify collaborative opportunities, share expertise and increase operational efficiencies for a larger benefit to the larger biomedical community. A series of talks have been set up to highlight some of these efforts from NCI, DHS, NIAID and other organizations.
In addition to attending the presentations listed in the agenda, attendees are invited to present their own work to share their findings and analysis methods. They may also pose their scientific questions that may be applicable to various next generation technologies in order to collect feedback and guidance from presenters and other attendees. The symposium will focus on new technologies and is not limited to any specific platform or application. It is expected that this will represent the first in a series of workshops addressing this rapidly emerging area.