Eagle's third annual bioinformatics symposium was an exciting day that covered a lot of discussions about achieving greater efficiency in bioinformatics. We had 10 high profile speakers, good networking breaks, gifts for every delegate, a tasty lasagne lunch, a prize draw won by Rutger Vos, and a drinks reception at the end.
Below are links to the speakers' presentations and their abstracts for those who missed the symposium or want a reminder of some of the presentations. Also a copy of the delegate booklet is available to download, and of course some pictures from the day!
And also a 14 min podcast done by Madeleine Armstrong from Clinica who spoke to four attendees about their experience at the meeting and the future of genome sequencing and bioinformatics: Richard Holland, CBO, Eagle; Alex Gutteridge, Principal Scientist, Pfizer; Xose Fernandes, Bioinformatics Consultant, Life Technologies; and John Wise, Executive director, Pistoia Allaince.
First things first, below are the presentations in order of appearance (not all are available online):
- Janssen – Anthony Rowe – "eTRIKS: A Knowledge Management Platform for Translational Research." - Presentation
- MedImmune – Mathew Woodwark – "Impact of Informatics on Biologics Drug Discovery and Development in MedImmune." - presentation not available
- Keynote: Pistoia Alliance – John Wise – "Open Innovation does work and the Pistoia Alliance shows the way." - Presentation
- Naturalis Biodiversity Center – Rutger Vos – "Natural history museums in the NGS era: coping with the data deluge." - Presentation
- GSK – Victor Neduva – "High Throughput Sequencing in Pharma: Challenges and Solutions"
- Syngenta – Florence Servant – "Scaling up the Marker Assay Developments in Plants Species." - Presentation
- Rijk Zwaan – Remco Ursem – "Challenges in next generation bioinformatics for vegetable breeding." - Presentation
- Bayer Healthcare – Henrik Seidel – "Setting up RNA-seq in a pharma company – an experience report." - Presentation
- UCB – Jiye Shi – "Mobile Crowd Computing: a Green Computing Resource."- Link to paper on which Jiye's presentation was based
- University of Manchester – Katy Wolstencroft – "Sharing data, models and procedures between Systems Biologists: technical and social engineering." - Presentation
A great sum up of the talks written by my colleague Richard Holland.
The delegate brochure is available here.
Also big thanks to the speakers:
In this photo form left to right: John Wise, David Flanders, Katy Wolstencroft, Henrik Seidel, Victor Neduva, Anthony Rowe, Florence Servant, Mathew Woodwark, Remco Ursem and Rutger Vos. Jiye Shi arrived a little later in the day so couldn't be included - sorry Jiye!