Eagle’s third symposium: Will Big Data and Bigger Cuts Cripple Bioinformatics?
Tools and techniques to stretch the bioinformatics budget
Thursday, 21 March 2013 08:30 – 18:30 (GMT)
Where: Babraham Research Campus, Cambridge, CB22 3AT, UK
Twitter: @eaglegen #egsym13
Eagle's annual symposia started in 2011 and have been a big success. The one day event is intended for an audience of bioinformaticians, IT specialists, and innovation IT managers from across the life sciences and biotechnology industry.
This year's topic relates to the need to increase efficiency in bioinformatics teams and resources when faced with frequent arrivals of big data (e.g. NGS) and a shortage of skilled staff to manage and analyse that data. Speaker subjects will cover a variety of topics under this efficiency umbrella including automation, planning, analysis tool selection, storage, outsourcing, collaboration, and general best practice.
The first two events presented talks from a group of highly experienced senior bioinformaticians from the field, including many from industry and big pharma – the list of speakers from our 2012 symposium is still available online. 2013 is no different and we have put a lot of effort into organising what we hope is our best line-up yet.
- Keynote: Pistoia Alliance – John Wise- "Open Innovation does work and the Pistoia Alliance shows the way."
- University of Manchester – Katy Wolstencroft – "Sharing data, models and procedures between Systems Biologists: technical and social engineering."
- Bayer Healthcare – Henrik Seidel – "Setting up RNA-seq in a pharma company – an experience report."
- MedImmune – Mathew Woodwark – "Impact of Informatics on Biologics Drug Discovery and Development in MedImmune."
- Syngenta – Florence Servant – "Scaling up the Marker Assay Developments in Plants Species."
- UCB – Jiye Shi – "Mobile Crowd Computing: a Green Computing Resource."
- Rijk Zwaan – Remco Ursem – "Challenges in next generation bioinformatics for vegetable breeding."
- IMI Consortium – Anthony Rowe – "eTRIKS: A Knowledge Management Platform for Translational Research."
- GSK – Victor Neduva – "High Throughput Sequencing in Pharma: Challenges and Solutions"
- Naturalis Biodiversity Center – Rutger Vos – "Natural history museums in the NGS era: coping with the data deluge."
Full registration costs £195+VAT. Discounts are available for academics and others working at non-profit organisations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. In addition to the meeting the registration includes breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks and drinks reception at the end. This will be another incredibly exciting and informative event with fantastic networking opportunities for all participants, and we can't wait to see you there.
Exhibitors stands are available. These will be situated in the coffee area so exhibitors will get maximum exposure during coffee and lunch breaks to pharma, biotech and academic delegates. For exhibition details please contact Ivan Karabaliev, but please note that spaces are limited and last year they were booked quite early.
Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Packages include full meeting sponsorship, food and drink sponsorship, or adverts or inserts in symposium booklets and other promotional material. If you would like to receive more information please email Ivan Karabaliev.
The conference will be held at: Babraham Research Campus, Cambridge CB22 3AT, UK.
There is parking on site, enter CB22 3AT in your satnav. Nearest railway station is Whittlesford Parkway from where a taxi may be called. Taxis are more readily available from Cambridge railway station and city centre. Bus service 13 between Cambridge, Linton and Haverhill passes the campus main entrance.
If accommodation is required we would advise one of the following:
- The Three Tuns, B&B Abington – 2.3 miles away from the campus, £60 per room (Excludes breakfast).
- Days Inn Hotel, Haverhill – 13 miles away from the campus, £58.50 per night for single occupancy and £68.50 for double occupancy.
- Royal Cambridge Hotel – 6.2 miles away from the campus, single bed occupancy £85.
The prices shown are at discounted rates, to get the discount codes necessary to access these rates please email Ivan Karabaliev.
The Babraham Research Campus – home to the internationally-regarded Babraham Institute, Babraham Bioscience Technologies Ltd (BBT) and around 35 biomedical companies – has established itself as one of the UK's leading enterprise hubs of bioscience innovation. At the cornerstone of the campus is the Babraham Institute, which undertakes world leading life sciences research to generate new knowledge of biological mechanisms underpinning ageing, development and the maintenance of health. Babraham Bioscience Technologies Ltd (BBT) is the Institute's commercial arm, undertaking the business development function and developing the infrastructure of the campus to support start-up bioventures.
Babraham's Bioincubator Buildings offer bespoke, state-of-the-art research and development facilities, scientific support services for bioventures at any stage in the business development cycle, thereby supporting the full spectrum of science from R&D to commercial realisation. Campus companies and external organisations have access to the Technology Development Laboratory, which offers access to bench space, equipment and research services to accelerate the translation of early-stage concepts. Knowledge Exchange between the Institute's research base and industry, through collaborations, IP, licensing and access to scientific facilities or know-how, is a core philosophy at the campus.
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