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BioConnect Ireland Networking Event

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

14:31 PM to 14:31 PM


BioConnect Ireland Networking Event


Data innovation: Transforming Bio-Business and Research


Davenport Hotel, Dublin - Thursday September 10th 2015.


Biologists are increasingly being challenged by data issues. More high-throughput

instrumentation is becoming available, which increases data creation and this in turn results

in the need for more sophisticated analysis and management of the data produced. The

range of scientific areas in which this is occurring is also increasing. Genetic data has been expanding for decades, but data on proteins, biomarkers and many other biomaterials is also multiplying. In turn, screening for these genetic or other markers in animals and humans creates more scientific and clinical data and so on. In parallel, the regulatory requirement for appropriate and ethical storage of medical data adds a further layer of complexity to data management, for researchers, clinical research organisations and others.  This meeting will look at these issues and how they are being tackled. It will also look at the opportunities which are being created by these developments.




2.30 Registration


3.00 Welcome and introduction




Dr Andrew Smith, External Relations Manager

ELIXIR Europe: A public infrastructure for life science data - supporting innovation and

translation to industry


Prof Barry O’Sullivan, UCC Director Insight Centre for Data Analytics

Perspective on Irish activities in life science data management


Dr. Tapesh Santra, Systems Biology Ireland, University College Dublin

From Omics to personalized medicine: challenges and opportunities

4.30 Open Mike Session (3-minute presentations)

4.45 Q&A

5.00 Network Reception




BioConnect Ireland is an informal, open and independent networking organisation for individuals in the biotechnology, life science and medical device sectors in Ireland, North and South.  It was founded to promote forward-thinking interaction and exchange between all the stakeholders in academia, industry, government agencies, trade, professional services and financial organisations.  BioConnect Ireland runs free open meetings on a quarterly basis on topics of general interest to the life science community.  It is funded by contributions from annual sponsors – currently RTF Recruitment and Enterprise Ireland.


BioConnect Ireland is sponsored by:

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