The Integrative Cancer Research Workspace is producing modular and interoperable tools and interfaces that provide for integration between biomedical informatics applications and data. This will ultimately enable translational and integrative research by providing for the integration of clinical and basic research data. The Workspace is developing a software-engineered, well-documented and validated biomedical informatics toolset for use throughout the research community.
Open Development and Community Projects Speaker Series
ICR WS Teleconference Speakers
The Integrative Cancer Research (ICR) Workspace is hosting a series of speakers on various open development and community driven projects. While the applications may be of greatest interest to ICR, the conversations about success factors for these types of projects is of general interest to the caBIG community. Meeting minutes are posted below.
You are welcome to join us on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month from 2:00 – 4:00 pm ET. Teleconference information: 800-593-0616 passcode: 2927756. Adobe connect: http://cbiit.acrobat.com/icrws/
BioPAX and GeneMANIA; Gary Bader, U. of Toronto
I SPY/ Transcend; Sarah Davis, UCSF
Protein Ontology; Cecilia Neomi Arighi, U. of Delaware
Data standards and the Cardiovascular DAM at Duke University; Sal Mungal, Duke University
SBML: Systems Biology Markup Language – Mike Hucka, California Institute of Technology
HL7 Clinical Genomics Working Group: Amnon Shabo, Head of the Healthcare and Life Sciences Standards Program, IBM
eagle-I consortium and their research resource discovery network for biomedical scientists: Carlo Torniai, Oregon Health and Science University
GMOD ( Generic Model Organism Database) project: Scott Cain, The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
NCBO Organization and Outreach; Ray Fergerson - NCBO Project Director, Stanford University
GenomeSpace – Michael Reich, Broad Institute
OBI (The Ontology for Biomedical Investigations), an international project developing an integrated ontology for the description of life-science and clinical investigations. - Jennifer Fostel, NIEHS
New Article: Informatics and Standards for Nanomedicine Technology
A recent focus article in “Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology,” explores nanotechnology and its impact on medicine and biomedical research, as well as the need for informatics standards in Nanomedicine. To read more about how Nanotechnology has the potential to make medicine more personalized, predictive, and preemptive, click here.
*Nanotechnology Expert Dr. Stacey Harper Awarded $1.9 Million NIEHS Grant *
This new, five-year grant will provide extended research support to allow Dr. Harper of Oregon State University to continue to develop one of the nation’s leading programs to test the safety of compounds created through nanotechnology. While Dr. Harper has many credits to her name and too many accomplishments to list here, we want to congratulate her on this latest achievement , and we look forward to continuing to work with Dr. Harper through the caBIG^®^ Nanotechnology Working Group. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Harper on this truly outstanding achievement and wish her continued success in her research endeavors.