Contributors to this release include: ITTM, U Luxembourg, Erasmas Medical Center, Imperial College of London, J&J, Pfizer, Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters), U Liverpool, eTRIKS, TraIT, and the Hyve.
Harvard Business School (HBS) announced on the 20th of May 2016, that Dana-Farber’s MatchMiner has been named the winner of the Precision Trials Challenge.
A joint developmental effort between Dana-Farber’s KSG group, located in Boston, headed by Ethan Cerami PhD, and The Hyve, also located in Boston, has resulted in the inception of MatchMiner, an open computational platform for matching patient-specific genomic profiles to precision cancer medicine clinical trials.
TransMed COSI is organizing a Special Interest Group (SIG) during ISMB 2016 in Orlando – July 8, 2016.
In the TransMed SIG meeting, participants will explore the current status of computational biology approaches within the field of translational medicine.
Knowledge-based translational medicine is a rapidly growing discipline in biomedical research and aims to expedite the discovery of new diagnostic tools and treatments by using a multi-disciplinary, highly collaborative, “bench-to-bedside” approach. Large amounts of multi-omics, imaging (medical and molecular) and clinical data can now be captured for given patient populations. In addition to the challenges of data curation and harmonisation, new computational methods are required to identify molecular signatures that suggest disease subtype. These signatures may be predictive of outcome or progression, and impact on disease management by suggesting personalised therapeutic strategies for patients. Such approaches will further the development of a new taxonomy of disease.
Keynote Speakers Confirmed:
Prof. Russ Altman, Professor of Bioengineering, Genetics, Medicine and Computer Science; Director, Biomedical Informatics Training Program, School of Medicine, Stanford University
Prof. Sean Mooney, Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education, University of Washington; Chief Research Information Officer (CRIO) of UW Medicine
Prof. John Overington, Director of Bioinformatics at Stratified Medical, Visiting Professor at the Institute of Cardiovascular Science, University College London and the Farr Institute
Abstract submissions deadline: May 27, 2016
Poster and Presentation acceptance notifications: May 31, 2016
Final program available: June 10, 2016
TransMed 2016 SIG: July 8, 2016
TransMed2016 SIG web site: http://transmedit.org/Main_Page
Abstract submission: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=transmed2016