From big data to bedside

Apr/01 09:00 - Apr/02 18:00
Virginie Lovelingbuilding (VAC Gent) Koningin Maria Hendrikaplein 70 - 9000 Gent

Translational bioinformatics in cancer research
Workshop and Symposium

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 09:00 to Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 18:00

Virginie Lovelingbuilding (VAC Gent)
Koningin Maria Hendrikaplein 70 - 9000 Gent

Big datasets generated on the newest “omics” platforms significantly help in establishing a comprehensive view and understanding of tumor biology. At the same time, the handling and mining of these data sets poses great bioinformatic challenges. The complexity and size of these datasets is overwhelming and novel bioinformatic tools are being developed at a rapid pace to ensure fast and powerful analyses. More specifically, in relation to translating these big datasets to the bedside, there is a growing belief that precision medicine approaches are required in order to improve selection of patients for particular therapeutic compounds and combination therapies. This symposium will focus on the identification of new targets for therapy and the development of prognostic or predictive biomarkers through analysis of big datasets.

We aim to serve a broad public of basic and translational cancer researchers either with or without expertise in computational biology, interested in an update of the state-of-the art of this rapidly moving but clinically highly relevant research area of precision cancer medicine.

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