The tranSMART Foundation’s Chief Science Officer Brian Athey to Present at Bioinformatics & Data Management Conference 2014

The tranSMART Foundation, a non-profit organization providing a global, open-source knowledge management platform for scientists to share pre-competitive translational research data, today announced its chief science officer, Brian Athey, Ph.D., will be presenting at the Bioinformatics & Data Management Conference (BIDM) 2014 being held in San Diego, Calif., June 19-20, 2014.

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Wakefield, Mass. (PRWEB) June 17, 2014

Dr. Athey is the Michael A. Savageau Collegiate Professor and Chair of the Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics at the University of Michigan. He is also professor of Psychiatry. His presentation titled “Moving Bioinformatics and ‘Big Data’ into Medicine: The Emergence of Psychiatric Pharmacoepigenomics” will be held on June 19 at 3:45 p.m. He will review the current state-of-the-art technology and integrative bioinformatics methods in the field of Psychiatric Pharmacoepigenomics, new findings he and his collaborator Dr. Gerry Higgins have recently made, and outline how the tranSMART open source knowledge management platform will be utilized for data integration and analysis; and basic and clinical research; product development, and future directions.

“We, at the University of Michigan, and our collaborative partner Assurex Health (Mason, OH) are excited to be utilizing the tranSMART platform to accelerate discovery aspects of our research platform,” said Dr. Athey. Athey also serves as Chair of the Assurex Health Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). The University of Michigan and Assurex Health are both members of the tranSMART Foundation.

About The tranSMART Foundation
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.

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