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titleICR Active Working Groups
titlePrevious ICR Working Groups

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.

Additional information is also found on the Molecular Analysis Knowledge Center site.

Open Development and Community Projects Speaker Series

Upcoming Speakers

titleICR 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:

  • June 22
    • BioPAX and GeneMANIA; Gary Bader, U. of Toronto
    • I SPY/ Transcend; Sarah Davis, UCSF
  • July 13
    • Protein Ontology; Cecilia Neomi Arighi, U. of Delaware
    • Data standards and the Cardiovascular DAM at Duke University; Sal Mungal, Duke University
  • July 27
    • SBML: Systems Biology Markup Language – Mike Hucka, California Institute of Technology
  • Aug 24
    • HL7 Clinical Genomics Working Group: Amnon Shabo, Head of the Healthcare and Life Sciences Standards Program, IBM
  • Sept 14
    • 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
  • Sept 28
    • NCBO Organization and Outreach; Ray Fergerson - NCBO Project Director, Stanford University
  • Oct 12
    • GenomeSpace – Michael Reich, Broad Institute
  • Oct 26 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

    Thank you very much for the many suggestions we received for ICR Workspace teleconference speakers.  Based on your feedback, here are the speakers and topics for our upcoming meetings:

    • Feb 22: Deanna Church, NCBI project lead for the Genome Reference Consortium (GRC), will speak about Map Viewer, Ideogram Service, Coordinate Remapping Service and CloneDB. Rakesh Nagarajan, Washington University at St. Louis, will describe the MAGE-TAB export functionality that will be available in caTissue v2.0.
    • March 14: Guy Coates of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute will talk about the iRODS genomic data management system.  Philippe Rocca-Serra, Oxford University, will provide a demo of ISA Tools.
    • March 28: Rakesh Nagarajan, Washington University at St. Louis, will give a presentation on operations of the Wash U Genome Center.
    • April 11: Sorena Nadaf will speak about UCSF’s application of NGS technology including data management, interoperability and secondary use of data.
    • May 9: Richard McCombie will talk about the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Genome Center

    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:

    Recent News

    titleNew 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.

    title*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.

    titleFive PNNL Scientists Elected AAAS Fellows

    Congratulations to Nathan Baker, leader of the caBIG^®^ Nanotechnology Working Group, and four other Pacific Northwest National Laboratory scientists who have been elected as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for their efforts to advance science or its applications. The Nanotechnology Working Group is helping to develop computational methods for the prediction of nanomaterial properties and the design of improved nanoparticles. To learn more about the AAAS fellowship award or the five recent selectees, please visit the latest PNNL publication.