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Primeur weekly 2016-10-24

Focus

EUDAT Project Director Damien Lecarpentier to expand on added value of EUDAT for data storage, the success of the first DI4R Conference and on the importance of Key Performance Indicators for e-infrastructures ...

Quantum computing

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New 3D wiring technique brings scalable quantum computers closer to reality ...

Focus on Europe

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Middleware

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Hardware

Innovative technique for shaping light could solve bandwidth crunch ...

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UK Met Office installs new HPC system to significantly improve productivity of weather and climate data analysis ...

Fast data sharing with South Korea via Netherlight ...

NSF funds new projects to advance energy-efficient computing ...

Applications

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A new class of materials could realize quantum computers ...

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Predicting jellyfish invasions at coastal power stations ...

IBM and Quest Diagnostics launch Watson-powered genomic sequencing service to help physicians bring precision cancer treatments to patients nationwide ...

A new spin on superconductivity ...

Insilico Medicine to present on recent advances in AI at BioData World in Cambridge ...

Unraveling the science behind biomass breakdown ...

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Promise of gene therapy for glaucoma shines bright in award-winning image ...

The Cloud

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Insilico Medicine to present on recent advances in AI at BioData World in Cambridge


This image depicts Jane and Poly. Credit: Insilico Medicine.
18 Oct 2016 Baltimore - Insilico Medicine Inc. is presenting on the recent advances in applying the deep learning techniques to biomarker development and drug discovery at the BioData World Congress in Cambridge, UK. Jane Schastnaya, a research scientist at Insilico Medicine, will give a presentation on October 27th in the "Genomics personalized medicine and biomarkers" track.

The presentation titled "Actionable biomarkers of aging and disease trained on biochemistry and transcriptomics data" will cover the applications of deep learning techniques to large repositories of biomedical data and creating multi-modal biomarkers and predictors of therapeutic use of the drugs for high-throughput screening, deep-learned predictor of human age trained on human blood biochemistry and transcriptomics data. It will also cover the new method for deriving the importance of the features in deep networks soon to be published in a peer-reviewed journal.

"BioData World is one of the world's top conferences on bioinformatics bridging academia and industry, and I am very thankful to the organizers and our company for the opportunity to present our research at such a high-profile event. Insilico Medicine is clearly one of the leaders in the field with several "industry firsts" and events like BioData World allow us to find new challenges and sources of data that rapidly result in valuable research results. I will be presenting our work on applying deep learning techniques to estimating the chronological age of the patient using very simple blood tests as well as the comprehensive gene expression data. These biomarkers of aging are likely to be indicative of the overall health status and can be combined with the biomarkers of age-related diseases and used to improve clinical trials enrollment practices", stated Jane Schastnaya, a research scientist at Insilico Medicine.

The pharmaceutical artificial intelligence division will help with the Q&A and facilitate the discussion on applying the deep learning techniques to biomarker development and combining deep reinforcement learning and generative adversarial networks for drug discovery and establish collaborations with the top industry and academic thought leaders attending the conference.

"Many of the advances that brought fame and recognition to the deep learning approaches were made using the imaging and text data and new discoveries are published every day. However, the adoption of these advances for drug discovery and biomarker development has been very slow, because these require domain expertise in many areas, vast amounts of data and biologically-relevant validation. At Insilico we have a very strong ecosystem which allows us to solve complex problems ranging from biomarker development to precision drug discovery to aging research. We are very happy to take part in the BioData World conference to meet some of the world's top thought leaders and present our work", stated Poly Mamoshina, sr. research scientist at Insilico Medicine.

Source: InSilico Medicine

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2016-10-24

Focus

EUDAT Project Director Damien Lecarpentier to expand on added value of EUDAT for data storage, the success of the first DI4R Conference and on the importance of Key Performance Indicators for e-infrastructures ...

Quantum computing

Exploring defects in nanoscale devices for possible quantum computing applications ...

Quantum computers: 10-fold boost in stability achieved ...

New 3D wiring technique brings scalable quantum computers closer to reality ...

Focus on Europe

ISC 2017 seeks contributors for Conference programme ...

Middleware

Allinea brings new software performance briefings to SC16 ...

Hardware

Innovative technique for shaping light could solve bandwidth crunch ...

R&D collaboration in integrated electronic systems receives top award ...

UK Met Office installs new HPC system to significantly improve productivity of weather and climate data analysis ...

Fast data sharing with South Korea via Netherlight ...

NSF funds new projects to advance energy-efficient computing ...

Applications

Can we find more benign nanomaterials? ...

Scientists find technique to improve carbon superlattices for quantum electronic devices ...

A new class of materials could realize quantum computers ...

Rhön-Klinikum Hospitals to study how IBM Watson can support doctors in the diagnosis of rare diseases ...

Predicting jellyfish invasions at coastal power stations ...

IBM and Quest Diagnostics launch Watson-powered genomic sequencing service to help physicians bring precision cancer treatments to patients nationwide ...

A new spin on superconductivity ...

Insilico Medicine to present on recent advances in AI at BioData World in Cambridge ...

Unraveling the science behind biomass breakdown ...

T-rays will speed up computer memory by a factor of 1,000 ...

Promise of gene therapy for glaucoma shines bright in award-winning image ...

The Cloud

Amazon Web Services Cloud now available to customers from data centres in Ohio ...

IBM Cloud expands Bluemix ecosystem in China to fuel blockchain and IoT innovation ...

Atos teams with VMware to launch Digital Private Cloud offering ...

DNAstack launches genomics platform to accelerate disease research and precision medicine ...