Bioinformatics and medical research: Optimizing data science to accelerate health


Biologically-driven and personalized medical research relies upon the availability of large multi-modal datasets of high quality. The consolidation and shared utilization of these data poses challenges compounded by increasing data size, variety, and the availability of advanced research computing resources. Using examples from oncology and neuropsychiatric research, the panel will discuss the current challenges and opportunities facing information management in medical research and recent progress in bioinformatics data science.


Tom Gee
Manager of Neuroin Formatics Group at the Rotman Research Institute

David Rotenberg
David Rotenberg
Manager of Scientific Computing / Research Informatics at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).

Carl Virtanen
Associate Director and co-founder of HPC4Health

Ariela Levy
Ariela Levy
Senior Manager Operations at Sunnybrook Hospital