Find upcoming data science and informatics presentations, conferences, workshops, and trainings for the cancer research community.

October 16, 2019 08:30 a.m. - 06:00 p.m.
NIH Main Campus
Porter Neuroscience Center (Building 35A)
35 Convent Drive, Bethesda, Maryland 20892

The National Cancer Institute’s Office of Cancer Clinical Proteomics Research (OCCPR) and Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC) is pleased to announce the 2019 CPTAC Symposium, which offers an exciting opportunity to learn about the field of cancer proteogenomics and the strides in cancer research made by CPTAC investigators. 

Savova and Hochheiser
October 23, 2019 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
NCI Shady Grove, 9609 Medical Center Drive, Room 7E032/034, and via Webinar

Guergana Savova, Ph.D. and Harry Hochheiser, Ph.D.

Dr. Savova and Dr. Hochheiser will describe the DeepPhe system for extracting rich cancer phenotypes and its visual analytics platform.

October 24, 2019 01:00 p.m. - 03:00 p.m.

Steven Salzberg, Ph.D., Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of biomedical engineering, computer science, and biostatics; Director of the Center for Computational Biology at Johns Hopkins University

The Human Genome Project was launched with the promise of revealing all of our genes, the “code” that would help explain our biology. The publication of the human genome in 2001 provided only a very rough answer to this question. For more than a decade following, the number of protein-coding genes steadily shrank, but the introduction of RNA sequencing revealed a vast new world of splice variants and RNA genes. Dr. Salzberg will review where we’ve been and where we are today, and will describe the use of an unprecedentedly large RNA sequencing resource to create a comprehensive new human gene catalog, containing thousands of novel genes and gene variants.

ATOM Fellowship Opportunity
October 28, 2019 12:00 p.m. - 01:00 p.m.

Debra Hope, Ph.D., ATOM Program Manager

The Accelerating Therapeutics for Opportunities in Medicine (ATOM) Consortium is accepting applications for their Cancer Drug Discovery Data Scientist Fellowship program. This virtual information session will give potential applicants an opportunity to ask questions about the fellowship program and the application process.

Applying Big Data to Address the Social Determinants of Health in Oncology: A Workshop
October 29, 2019 08:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
National Academy of Sciences Building (Lecture Room)
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20418

The National Cancer Policy Forum will hold a workshop to examine the social determinants of health in the context of cancer, and to consider opportunities to effectively leverage big data to improve health equity and reduce disparities.

October 30, 2019 02:00 p.m. - 03:30 p.m.

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) will hold a pre-application webinar for the Informatics Technology for Cancer Research Education Resource Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) RFA-CA-19-042. The webinar will provide orientation to FOA and technical assistance to potential applicants by explaining goals and objectives for the FOA.

Rebecca Rosen, Ph.D.
November 06, 2019 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
NCI Shady Grove, 9609 Medical Center Drive, Room 2E908, and via Webinar

Rebecca Rosen, Ph.D.

Dr. Rosen will present an overview of the NIMH Data Archive (NDA) and how the program has integrated with the NIH, grants management, and the researcher community.

November 13, 2019 01:00 p.m. - 02:00 p.m.

Chris Kinsinger, Ph.D. and Ratna Rajesh Thangudu, Ph.D.

This webinar will provide a brief overview of the Proteomic Data Commons (PDC), including how to navigate the PDC website and how to submit data to the commons.

Matthew Scotch, Ph.D., MPH
November 13, 2019 02:00 p.m. - 03:00 p.m.

Matthew Scotch, Ph.D., MPH

Dr. Scotch will discuss NLM-funded projects related to the development and evaluation of a surveillance system that uses virus sequences to study the evolution, spread, and population size of viruses across geographic areas.

November 25, 2019 02:00 p.m. - 03:00 p.m.

Michael Fitzsimons, Ph.D. and Colin Reid, University of Chicago

This webinar is intended for any organization that is currently submitting or is interested in submitting data to the NCI Genomic Data Commons (GDC) in support of data sharing.