Ward has a BSc degree in Biology and a MSc degree in Theoretical Biology and Bioinformatics. His research experience ranges from protein folding and structure analysis to working with RNA sequencing data. At the Hyve Ward works as a project manager and as a functional consultant, being responsible for managing delivery for several major clients, efficiently bridging between the clients and the team of software developers and data scientists. In 2014 Ward won a SuperStar award for his wiki contributions to tranSMART. At the moment he is working on-site in Cambridge, MA.
Session B3: Centers of Excellence and New Projects
Title: On-the- go data exploration at your fingertips: The tranSMART Android Client
Developments started in 2013, funded by Janssen as their contribution to IMI eTRIKS, have
provided the tranSMART platform with a RESTful API, allowing it to function as a core
component in a translational research ecosystem. The REST API clients allows developers
to create interfaces to the data and functionalities in tranSMART which fit many specific use
Examples of these clients are the R-interface (https://github.com/transmart/RInterface),
allowing to access tranSMART data in R, the DMS Data Download Portal
(http://thehyve.nl/ctmm-trait- presents-data- download-portal- for-the- maastricht-study/), giving
tranSMART a data request workflow, and even the new Glowing Bear user interface for
tranSMART, being developed in the Translocation project.
In this talk Ward Weistra, project manager and data scientist at The Hyve, will demonstrate
how the REST API allowed him to create an interface for tranSMART for Android phones
and tablets. This will give users a quick way to explore the data in their tranSMART
instances and might even give scientists a way to verify hypotheses whenever they arise.
Session A5: tranSMART Platform 17.1 and Roadmap
Title: Overview of the 17.1 Project