Wakefield, Mass. (PRWEB) April 10, 2014
This includes a pre-conference workshop, four presentations during the Conference as well as holding a special Community Meeting on a Wednesday evening during the Conference.
“Our tranSMART platform is ideal for the life sciences community, specifically those attending the
Bio-IT World Conference,” said tranSMART Foundation CEO Keith Elliston. “We see this conference as the perfect venue to increase the awareness of our platform and demonstrate how it can help scientists in academia, at disease foundations, in pharmaceutical companies, as well as at government agencies collaborate to advance translational medicine.”
On Tuesday, April 29, the tranSMART Foundation will hold a workshop on “The tranSMART Platform Today and Tomorrow” from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m. The workshop will include presentations from Dr. Elliston; Yike Guo, chief technology officer for the foundation; Sherry Cao, associate director, scientific computing at Genzyme Sanofi; Paul Avillach, M.D., Ph.D., research associate, Center for Biomedical Informatics at Countway, Harvard Medical School; Brian Athey, Ph.D., chief science officer for the Foundation; as well as from the workshop sponsors: BT Global Services, IDBS, Genedata, and Gigaspaces.
In addition to the pre-conference workshop, the following are other tranSMART Foundation-related events being held during the conference:
The tranSMART Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides an open-source, cloud-based, data-sharing and analysis platform that enables scientists at universities, disease foundations, pharmaceutical companies, and government agencies around the world to share pre-competitive data in a way that saves money and time in translating research findings into new therapies and diagnostic tools. Founded to steward the tranSMART platform, the Foundation is headquartered in Wakefield, Massachusetts with Centers of Excellence in Ann Arbor, Mich.; London, England; Boston, Mass.; and Amsterdam, Netherlands. The tranSMART Foundation can also be found on the web at http://www.tranSMARTFoundation.org.