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2021 Computational Genomics Conference

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NHGRI and George Mason University's Institute for Digital InnovAtion co-host the 2021 Computational Genomics Conference.

Computational and data science technologies are changing the landscape of genetic and genomic research. With resources like cloud computing and big data storage, scientists are able to investigate complex questions and work towards ensuring genetic and genomic advances benefit all.

This workshop features a series of speakers sharing their expertise through use cases and discussing the funding mechanisms to support research and training programs. The keynote speaker and successive sessions provide an overview of computational and data sciences with an outlook on where the fields are headed.




Time Topic
1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. ET Welcome and Introductory Remarks from the Organizers
1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Plenary Speaker Andrea Norris, M.B.A.
Director, NIH Center for Information Technology
1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. BREAK
2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Research Use Cases

  • VirtualFlow
    Christoph Gorgulla, Ph.D.
    Harvard University
  • Biomedical Research on AWS
    Ankit Malhotra, Ph.D.
    Amazon Web Services
  • Computational Genomics on Google Cloud
    Hatem Nawar, M.B.A.
    Health Care and Life Sciences at Google
3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. BREAK
3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. 

Funding Discussions

  • Ken Wiley, Jr., Ph.D.
  • Stephanie Rogers, Ph.D.
    U.S. Department of Defense
  • Joe Buccina, M.S., M.A.
4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. BREAK
5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Closing Reflection and Future Directions
5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Networking Breakout Rooms




Last updated: May 7, 2021