Join us at the BioData World Congress & Pre-Conference Workshop

We'll be exhibiting at this year's BioData World Congress, as well as sponsoring the Pre-Conference Workshop on the 1st November. 

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Pre-Conference Workshop

If you're attending the BioData World Congress, make sure you don't miss our Pre-Conference Workshop on the 1st November, co-sponsored by MedImmune and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

It's your chance to sit down with academic and industry peers to address the data challenges we all care about- we're looking forward to lively discussions, shared experiences and ideas for solutions!

We're all about data and how it can help scientists make the next medical breakthrough or product innovation, so we're posing the question...

Analysis or Stewardship: Which is the key hurdle to biodata insight?

Please join us at the Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, for a programme of speakers and round-table discussions around this important topic. 




The agenda of the day will run as follows:

10.00 Registration opens
11.00 Welcome remarks
11.05 Chair's remarks

MedImmune’s Precision Medicine Strategy; An Informatics Journey

David Fenstermacher, Vice President - Research & Development, MedImmune Inc.


Exploring the global initiatives for biodata: An international approach to genomic and health data sharing

Julia Wilson, Associate Director, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute


Networking afternoon break & laboratory tour


Data Governance by Design

Radouane Oudrhiri, Chief Data Scientist, Eagle Genomics Ltd.


Big Data and functional genomics

Francesca Buffa, Associate Professor, University of Oxford


Afternoon refreshments


User challenges/experiences (roundtable discussion led by industry experts)

“Data governance, a hinderance or an accelerator of innovation?”  Lucie Eckenberg-Friedlander, Translational Medicine Data governance leader at Sanofi

“CIO and CDO, conflicting or synergistic roles and responsibilities?”   Juergen Harter, Global Head of IT and Informatics at Horizon Discovery

"Data valorisation and monetization, a cultural change too challenging for Life Science R&D
Tobias Silberzahn, Partner, McKinsey & Company


Feedback discussion


End of Pre-Conference Workshop


Register to attend here - we look forward to seeing you there!