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Clinical Genomic Analysis Workshop
March 2, 2010
Organized by the IBM Research - Haifa


You are cordially invited to participate in a one-day clinical genomic analysis workshop, to be held Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at the IBM Haifa Research Lab, located on the University of Haifa campus in Haifa, Israel.

The domain of personalized health and genome-based therapy is flourishing in recent years due to the significant reduction of information storage devices and genome testing costs and with the major advances related to genome testing tools. Data mining and machine learning techniques have been applied to decipher the relationship between clinical status and genomic variations. Clinical genomic analysis includes one of the most challenging and promising area of research - genome wide analysis (GWA) studies where a set of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) is found to be associated with disease. 

The keynote speaker will be Professor Pierre Baldi from University of California, Irvine. In addition to few invited speakers, slots are reserved for a few exceptionally talented graduate student talks. A detailed agenda and participation information will be distributed at a later date. We invite submission of abstracts describing ongoing research in the area of clinical genomic analysis, in particular GWA studies.

Student authors are asked to submit two-page extended abstracts before January 28, 2010 12:00 am CET time, see instructions at submission page. Authors of accepted abstracts will be awarded with a travel fellowship.

The workshop will take place in the auditorium of the IBM Haifa Research Lab. Participation is free of charge but registration is required. Please register by February 25 at registration page.

Important Dates

Januray 28, 2010: Students abstracts due
February 9, 2010: Notification of paper acceptance
February 16, 2010: Notification of funds secured for student travel
February 25, 2010: Close of registration
March 2, 2010: Workshop gathering and presentations


Workshop Chairs

  • Michal Rosen-Zvi,
    Manager, Machine Learning and Data Mining group, IBM Research - Haifa
  • Dan Geiger,
    Computational Biology Laboratory, CS, Technion


Program Committee

  • Clive Hoggart, Imperial College
  • Cristina Barlassina, University of Milan
  • Fabio Macciardi, University of California, Irvine and University of Milan
  • Hani Neuvirth-Telem, IBM Research - Haifa
  • Itsik Pe'er, Columbia University
  • Jacques  Beckmann, University of Lausanne


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