Biomedical Big Data Science:

Vision, Promises and Challenges

Wed-Thu., Dec 13-14, 2017

Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Engineering Auditorium. Hall No. 100

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Roy Kishony, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Kira Radinsky, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Nir Friedman, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Eran Segal, Weizmann Institute of Science
Shai Shen-Orr, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Shira Sagee, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

Program Overview

The Lorry I. Lokey Center for Life Sciences and Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology is pleased to invite you to participate!

Biomedical informatics is becoming a central focus across academic research centers, medical institutions and data-science industry and entrepreneurs. The application of machine learning approaches to large volumes of medical data, information, and knowledge is driving discovery at the interface of basic research and biomedicine. These approaches allow testing basic science hypotheses in patients and can even generate new hypotheses that traverse from basic research to human health.

Indeed, as both medical research and healthcare become increasingly dependent on big data, biomedical informatics is promising to impact major biomedical questions and challenges from infectious diseases through genetic disorders to cancer.

Inherently though, progress in this field requires interdisciplinarity across basic research in Biology, Computer Science and Medicine intertwined with collaborations with healthcare providers, industry leaders, entrepreneurs and even governmental agencies. The aim of the conference is to bring together key innovators in these disciplines to showcase current approaches and breakthroughs and brainstorm future research directions and discovery paradigms. We hope that the meeting will thereby foster new initiatives and partnerships.

Israel provides a unique setting for the conference. Combining its “startup nation” spirit, with its relatively uniform national health system, advanced medical infrastructure and leading expertise in information technology and biomedical science, Israel provides a hub for the vision of data-driven biomedical innovation. The conference will be held at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, a renowned arena for entrepreneurship at the interface of Engineering, Biology and Medicine.

We expect the conference to attract attendance by students, postdocs industry leaders and entrepreneurs from a wide range of disciplines both across Israel and internationally.