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Learn More About the Cloud and Container Technology Driving Cancer Data Science at the Containers and Workflow Interest Group (CWIG) Webinars

Data scientists, bioinformaticians, computer scientists, and researchers are invited to attend the monthly Containers and Workflow Interest Group (CWIG) webinar series to learn more about cloud computing and container technologies, workflows, and pipelines that could drive cancer data science.

The webinar series features a variety of presenters from across NIH, industry, and academia. Though cancer research is the focus of the series, unrelated data science and cloud computing topics are still welcome. In the last year, the CWIG webinar speakers have discussed:

  • NIH cloud programs like the NCI Cloud Resources and NIH STRIDES.
  • commercial cloud platforms for biomedical data storage and computing.
  • pipelines and tools for deep learning and various omics analysis.

As cancer researchers and data scientists continue to grapple with the exponential growth of big data and the computational resources to analyze it, the CWIG series hopes to provide a space to learn from others facing the same challenge. “We started the Containers and Workflow Interest Group and the webinar series to bring together scientists and researchers across the globe to share and discuss the latest technological advances, new tools, and systems in this field,” explained Dr. Kanakadurga “Durga” Addepalli, co-founder of the series. “Our hope is that it will foster collaborations that work and utilize these technologies for scaling up and accelerating their research.”

The webinars will resume in September (after the summer break) and will be held on the second Friday of every month from 3 p.m.–4 p.m. ET. 2021’s events are listed on the CWIG event site for early and free registration.