We are excited to be heading to Boston next week to participate in the annual Bio-IT World Conference & Expo at the Seaport World Trade Center. Reflecting the needs and interests of attendees, the conference organizers have prepared a program featuring cloud computing as a central and pervasive topic. Cloud computing appears not only as its own dedicated track, but, in addition, as a focal point in many of the other conference tracks.
With twelve concurrent tracks in all, and so many great opportunities to learn about high-performance computing, data analysis, data security, IT management, and, of course, the cloud, it can be challenging to plan one’s own way around the conference. Here, for our customers and others interested in the most productive ways to manage and analyze genomic data, are our top recommendations:
- The Cloud Reigns: Enabling Scalable Analysis and Storage for High-Throughput Next-Gen Sequencing
Wednesday, April 22nd at 1:55pm
Hear John Penn, Associate Manager, NGS Analysis at Regeneron Genetics Center, describe how, and why, his organization uses DNAnexus to store sequencing data in VCF files.
- Cloud-Based Solutions for Population-Scale, Whole Human Genome and Exome Analysis
Wednesday, April 22nd at 3:10pm George Asimenos, PhD, Director of Science at DNAnexus, will review the experiences of several leading health institutions using cloud-based bioinformatics to manage big data across multiple initiatives.
- We also broadly recommend the Data Security track to anyone with a professional interest in genomics. The recently updated NIH genomic data security best practice guidelines include an important and welcome revision allowing the use of dbGap data in a cloud computing environment. For an introduction to this critical topic, download our security and privacy white paper, which was listed as a resource in the NIH document.