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GEN Presents An Educational And Informative Webinar

Efficient Data Mining for Personalized Medicine

  • Broadcast Date: Thursday, July 11, 2013
  • Time: 11:00 AM ET, 8:00 am PT



Increasingly, patient care will rely on integration of highly complex and multifaceted clinical and molecular data, such as clinical genomics and other OMICS data. The enormous volume of accumulated data has challenged software developers, scientists, and clinicians because investigators and their work are separated by therapeutic area and or developmental stage, location of data in large internal siloes, and the need to efficiently interpret and analyze data in clinically useful ways. Integration of internal knowledge with external data from open and commercial sources has also proved challenging.

The tranSMART Knowledge Management Platform, an open-source knowledge-management platform, has allowed medical and life science researchers to advance translational science and clinical research through information sharing and collaboration. By combining a data repository with intuitive search capabilities and analysis tools, the tranSMART system provides researchers a single self-service web portal with access to phenotypic, omics, and unstructured text-based data from multiple internal and external sources.

tranSMART can, for example, help scientists develop and refine research hypotheses by investigating correlations between genetic and phenotypic data, and assessing their analytical results in the context of published literature and other work.

Optimal use of tranSMART may require substantial expertise in life sciences IT, bioinformatics, semantics, and biology. During this webinar, experts from tranSMART and Thomson Reuters will present features of the tranSMART platform, and describe services offered by Thomson Reuters that can facilitate full and efficient use of the platform through consulting services in installation and IT support, data annotation and data mining as well as application plug-ins. The integration of tranSMART into a data exchange portal at a major public private partnerships will also be described.

What You Will Learn

  • How tranSMART system can enable data sharing and integration among scientists, bioinformaticians, and clinicians
  • How Thomson Reuters can provide broad ranges of services for tranSMART: installation and configuration, data annotation and uploading of multiple types of data, end-user training, and bioinformatic tool integration
  • How terminology alignment, data standardization including application of MeSH, MedDRA and CDISC ontologies can be applied to research data
  • How tranSMART can be integrated into a translational research infrastructure at an academic, nonprofit, hospital network, or pharmaceutical company

Who Should Attend

  • Bioinformaticians
  • Biostatisticians
  • IT experts working in drug development
  • Researchers working in translational research
  • Software developers working in biology
  • Systems biologists
  • Physicians focused on personalized medicine
  • Chief information officers

A live Q&A session will follow the presentations, offering you a chance to pose questions to our expert panelists.



  • Brian Athey, Ph.D.,
  • Co-CEO, tranSMART Foundation
  • Professor, University of Michigan Medical School
  • Sirimon O'Charoen, Ph.D.,
  • Manager, Translational Medicine
  • Life Sciences Professional Services
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Stephen D. Larson, Ph.D.,
  • Chief Information Officer
  • One Mind for Research


  • John Sterling
  • Editor in Chief
  • Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

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