Challenges and opportunities for Biomedical Research in the Digital Age: Deriving New Understanding from Big Data Emerging from Methods Providing Multimodal and Multi-Scale Knowledge

Date Tme Event
March 14, 2016
08:30 - 08:35 Welcome and Opening by Joachim Kohn, Director, Resource Integrated Technologies for Polymeric Biomaterials
08:35 – 09:30 NIH Directors’ Addresses Introduction: Joachim Kohn
Jon R. Lorsch, PhD, Director, NIGMS
Roderic I. Pettigrew, PhD, MD, Director, NIBIB
09:30 – 10:30

Plenary Introduction: Clare Tempany MD, Professor, Harvard Medical School

Isaac Kohane, MD PhD, Professor & Chair, Harvard Medical School – Medicine is Too Important To be Left to Doctors
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:00 Frontiers In Data, Information Integration And Analytics Panel
Chair: Mark Ellisman, PhD, Professor, University of California, San Diego
  • Andrew Rossi, PhD, Program Chief, National Institute Mental Health
  • Phil Bourne, PhD, Associate Director for Data Science National Institutes of Health
  • Isaac Kohane, MD PhD, Professor & Chair, Harvard Medical School
  • Susan Gregurick, PhD, Director of the NIGMS Division of Biomedical Technology, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology (BBCB), National Institute of General Medical Sciences
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 2:30

Session I Multi-modal Data Informatics Big Data

Chair: Paul Sammak, PhD, Program Director of Division of Biomedical Technology, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, NIGMS

  • Michael P. Rout, PhD, Professor, Rockefeller University – Understanding Dynamic Macromolecular Assemblies: Current Advances, Future Directions
  • Dan Vigneron, PhD, Director of Hyperpolarized MRI Technology Resource Center, University of California, San Francisco – Multi-Modal, Multi-Parametric Medical Imaging Big Data Requires Improved Storage & Analysis Solutions
  • Wah Chiu, PhD, Distinguished Service Professor, Baylor College of Medicine – Challenges in Modeling and Validating CryoEM Maps
2:30 – 2:45 Coffee Break
2:45 – 4:15 Session II : Spatial, Temporal Bridging Technologies

Chair: Antonio Sastre, PhD, Program Director of Division of Applied Science & Technology, NIBIB

  • Daniel Sodickson, MD PhD, Director for the Center for Biomedical Imaging, New York University  – The Changing Face of Biomedical Imaging: From Still Photography to Streaming Information
  • Andrey Fedorov, PhD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital – 3D Slicer as a Bridging Imaging Research Platform and its Role in the Big Data Era
  • Enrico Gratton, PhD, University of California, Irvine – The Connectivity Map of the Cell Interior
4:15 – 6:00 Break-out Sessions of Short Talks to Instigate Collaborations

Dinner and Lecture

Terrence J. Sejnowski, PhD, (Dinner Speaker) Professor, Francis Crick Chair and Laboratory Head, Salk Institute for Biological Studies – Through the Computational Microscope


Date Tme Event
March 15, 2016
08:30 – 10:00 Session III Connections: Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms

Chair: Susan Gregurick, PhD, Director of the NIGMS Division of Biomedical Technology, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology (BBCB), NIGMS

  • Ivet Bahar, PhD, Distinguished Professor & JK Vries Chair Computational & Systems Biology Department, University of Pittsburgh – Mechanistic Insights into the Function of Dopamine Transporters: Bridging Molecular and Cellular Simulations
  • Leslie Loew, PhD, Director, Center for Cell Analysis and Modeling, University of Connecticut School of Medicine – The Virtual Cell Project
  • Rommie Amaro, PhD, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry; Director, National Biomedical Computational Resource, University of California, San Diego – Multi-scale Dynamics: Molecules to Cells
10:00 –10:45 New Center Talk
  • Center for Biomolecular NMR Data Processing and AnalysisJeff Hoch, PhD, University of Connecticut
  • National Resource for Translational and Developmental ProteomicsNeil Kelleher, PhD, Northwestern University
  • Biotechnology Resource Center of Biomodular Multi scale Systems CBM2 for Precision Molecular Diagnostics – Steven Soper, PhD, University of North Carolina
10:45 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:00

Break-out Sessions: NIGMS, NIBIB

Staff will provide updates concerning either the NIBIB BTRC program or on new technology development programs at NIGMS and the evaluation of the BTRR program. Please bring your questions about policies and procedures for discussion at the meeting, or contact staff before the meeting.

12:30 Adjournment