Life Sciences Field Day

About the Event

Major drivers are requiring life sciences institutions to build highly scalable data infrastructures to cope with a new ramp in demand, accommodate users ranging from computer scientists to patient-facing clinicians, and address increasing concerns for data privacy as it is shared across institutional boundaries. The Life Sciences Field Day focuses on data management and gives participants an opportunity to discuss genomics, microscopy, and simulation data challenges; explore the best practices used for managing research and clinical data from pipeline to cloud; and to participate in panel discussions on future directions in these dynamic fields.

2017 HOST

2017 Presentations

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Dean Flanders, Head of Informatics, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research presents: “Chair’s Remarks and FMI Overview”

Dealing with the Challenges of Large Life Science Data Sets from Acquisition to Archive
Dean Flanders, Head of Informatics, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research presents: “Dealing with the Challenges of Large Life Science Data Sets from Acquisition to Archive”
First Experiences with DDN
Enrico Tagliavini, Large Scale Computing and Data Specialist, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research presents: "First Experiences with DDN"
Building Scientific Computing and Software platforms for the Life Sciences at Diamond
Andrew Richards, Head of Scientific Computing, Diamond Light Source, presents: “Building Scientific Computing and Software platforms for the Life Sciences at Diamond”
In the trenches of SPIM data streams at the MPI CBG
Peter Steinbach, Scientific Software Engineer, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG) presents: “In the trenches of SPIM data streams at the MPI CBG”
LSFD17 Instrument Panel Discussion
Panel Session: Instrument Vendors: Cory Czarnik, Imaging Product Manager, Gatan, Nicole Zobiack, Applications Scientist, Intelligent Imaging Innovations (3i), Maarten Kuijper, Workflow Architect, Research & Development, Thermo Fisher Scientific (formerly FEI), Klaus Weisshart, Product Management, Carl Zeiss Microscopy, Carl Zeiss Group

Biomedical Informatics with "Leonhard Med" - ETH's answer to the IT challenges of personalized health research
Andre Kahles, Research Scientist, ETH Zurich, Biomedical Informatics Group, Department of Computer Science, ETH Zurich, presents: "Biomedical Informatics with "Leonhard Med" - ETH's answer to the IT challenges of personalized health research"
ETH's answer to the IT challenges of personalized health research
Thomas Wüst, Group Head Research Informatics, ETH Zurich, Scientific IT Services presents: "ETH's answer to the IT challenges of personalized health research"
Digitalization in BASF R&D
Stephan Schenk, Team Lead, High Performance Computing & Databases, BASF, presents: “Digitalization in BASF R&D”
NIBR Scientific Computing Storage Challenges
Nick Holway, Lead for High Performance and Scientific Computing, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR), presents: “NIBR Scientific Computing Storage Challenges”

Transforming data storage for life sciences research, part one
Paul Jeffreys, PhD, Digital Operations Programme Lead, The Institute of Cancer Research; Keble College Fellow, University of Oxford presents:"Transforming data storage for life sciences research, part one"
Transforming data storage for life sciences research, part two
Jon Lockley, PhD, Head of Scientific Computing, The Institute of Cancer Research presents: "Transforming data storage for life sciences research, part two"

Birds of a Feather

Jürgen Eils, Head of Data Management, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) Alf Wachsmann, CIO, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Judit Planas, Researcher, Computer Architecture, The Blue Brain Project, EPFL Tim Cutts, Head of Scientific Computing, The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute James Coomer, Vice President for Product Management, File Systems and Benchmarking, DDN

Welcome
George Vacek, Global Director, Life Sciences DDN, presents: "Welcome and Opening Remarks"

2017 SPONSORS

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