2017 Big Data Forum for Life and Health Sciences (October 10-13, 2017)

Biological research has entered the era of big data, including a wide variety of omics data and covering a broad range of health data. Such big data is generated at ever-growing rates and distributed throughout the world with heterogeneous standards and diverse limited access capabilities. However, the promise to translate these big data into big knowledge can be realized only if they are publicly shared. Thus, providing open access to omics & health big data is essential for expedited translation of big data into big knowledge and is becoming increasingly vital in advancing scientific research and promoting human healthcare and precise medical treatment.

Share Big Data, Make Big Discovery

It is our great pleasure to announce that the 2017 Big Data Forum for Life and Health Sciences will be held in October 10-13, 2017. A few renowned biomedical data scientists have agreed to give speeches. Likely, you are also cordially invited to share your work and participate in this excited event.

Looking forward to seeing you in Beijing, China! We will be working hard to ensure your stay not only a fruitful one, but also an enjoyable one!

Invited Speakers (to be updated)

Prof. Amir Ali Abbasi

National Center for Bioinformatics
Quaid-i-Azam University

Alex Bateman

Head of Protein Sequence Resources
United Kingdom

Shahid Mahmood Baig

Professor of Human Molecular Genetics
Head of Health Biotechnology Division
National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering

Runsheng Chen

Professor, Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Principal Investigator
Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Mikhail S. Gelfand

Vice-Director for ITTP Science
Head of IITP Research and Training Center of Bioinformatics
Russia Academy of Sciences

Bailin Hao

Professor, Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Institute of Theoretical Physics (ITP),Chinese Academy of Sciences

Yasukazu Nakamura

Professor, Genome Informatics Laboratory
Head of Database Division
DDBJ Center, National Institute of Genetics

Etienne PAUX

Genetics, Diversity & Ecophysiology of Cereals
Head of Database Division
National Institute of Agricultural Research

Chris Sander

Professor of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School
Director of the cBio Center at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Associate Member of the Broad Institute
United States

Vorasuk Shotelersuk

Professor, Associate Dean for Research Affairs
Director of Excellence Center for Medical Genetics
Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University


October 10: Pick-up & Registration
October 11: Talks & Discussions
October 12: Talks & Discussions
October 13: Talks & Discussions