Workshop on Nordic Big Biomedical Data for Action

Day 1 – (11:00 – 17:00) NORDIC big biomedical data

11:00 – 11:30    Arrival

11:30 – 12:30    Lunch

12:30 – 12:45    Davit Bzhalava – Welcome, introduction to the workshop and goals of the day 1

12:45 – 13:00    Joakim Dillner – NIASC and Nordic Big Biomedical Data for Action

Session 1:

Data privacy regulation, ethics and legal issues

13:00 – 13:40 Evert-Ben van Veen. The GDPR, balanced national legislation and exchange of data for research while still respecting national legislation.

13:40 – 14:00 Discussions

Session 2: Nordic Colorectal Cancer consortium – a use case for Synergy of NORDIC Big Biomedical Data Sources

14:00-14:25        Joakim Dillner– Overview of the Nordic CRC Project

14:25-15:50        Karin Sundström – Sweden Available resources and scientific interests of CRC Project

15:50-15:15        Frederik Trier Møller – Acquisition of consumer data, storage, content and possibilities for CRC studies.

15:15 – 15:30      Coffee Break

15:30 – 15:50      Miriam Elfström – NKCx, storage, content and possibilities for CRC studies.

15:50 – 16:15      Anu Jalanko – Finnish Biobanks – Available resources for CRC studies

16:15 – 16:40      Tõnu Esko – Estonian Genome Center, Large scale population genomics and possibilities for CRC studies.

16:40 – 17:05      Laufey Tryggvadóttir – Infrastructure and Potential Participation in Nordic CRC Poject.

17:05 – 17:30      E. Christina M. Wennerström – LABMED registry, storage, content and possibilities for CRC studies.

 

Day 2 (09:00 – 17:00) Infrastructures and emerging technologies for processing big biomedical data

09:00 – 09:15 Davit Bzhalava Welcome, summary of day 1 and goals of the day 2

Session 1: Data centers that could handle sensitive biomedical data in NIASC consortium

09:15 – 09:45     Antti Pursula – Tryggve: Nordic services for sensitive data.

09:45 – 10:15     Davit Bzhalava – Biomedical Computing Center at KI.

10:15 – 10:45     Jaakko Leinonen – ePouta infrastructure

10:45 – 11:15     Joel Hedlund – Tryggve2 planning: scopes and roadmap.

11:15 – 11:45     Discussions

 

12:00 – 13:00      Lunch

 

Session 2: Emerging technologies for storing and processing big biomedical data

13:00 – 13:30 Jim Dowling – HopsWorks

13:30 – 14:00 Maarala Ilari – Big Data processing for genomics.

14:00 – 14:30 Petri Klemelä – Delivering bioinformatics software as virtual machine image

14:30 – 15:00 Discussions

 

15:00   – 15:15   Coffee Break

Session 3: Session algorithms for processing big biomedical data:

15:15 – 15:35 Piotr Bala – PCJ BLAST.

15:35 – 15:55 Raul Vicente – Deep learning for computational biology.

15:55 – 16:15 Davit Bzhalava – Bioinformatics for viral metagenomics.

16:15 – 16:35 Bartlomiej Wilkowski – The Biobank Register: A search system for big biomedical and biobank data.

16:35 – 17:00 Discussions

18:00 Dinner

 

Day 3 (09:00 – 12:00)

09:00 – 09:30 Eero Pukkala – The Nordic Occupational Cancer Study (NOCCA), storage, content and possibilities for CRC studies.

Session 1: Software sustainability

09:30 – 10:00 Mike Croucher – Is your research software correct?

10:00 – 10:30 Radovan Bast – CodeRefinery

10:30 – 11:00 Discussions

Session 2: Plans for the future

11:00 – 11:30 Joakim Dillner – Future work and upcoming big data calls

11:30 – 12:00 Discussions and planning for the future.

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch and Departure