CAMDA 2017 Conference

CAMDA runs in collaboration with ISMB/ECCB. CAMDA has become a full conference track at ISMB, representing one of its Communities of Special Interests (COSIs). This gives you wide exposure and further opportunities for interaction with colleagues without separate registration fees. You just register for a 2- or 4-day ticket at ISMB, specifying CAMDA as your interest.

CAMDA focuses on one of the grand challenges of our time, the intelligent exploitation of Big Data in the life sciences. In the post genomic era, an effective scientific interpretation of large datasets is key to new medical and biological insights from novel high throughput assays and the increasing size of biomedical studies. CAMDA puts a spotlight on the successful analysis and integration of the massive data sets now prevalent in the life sciences.

This year, the scientific committee of CAMDA has set three data analysis contest challenges:

  • The MetaSUB Inter-City Challenge presents the urban microbiomes of three cities. Compare organism fingerprints from public places across cities. Investigate organism sequences and biodiversity vs location.
  • The Neuroblastoma Data Integration Challenge presents clinical data, RNA-seq and Agilent gene expression, and CNV from aCGH. Improve the prediction of clinical outcome, survival time, or disease mechanisms vs the original expression-only study by the FDA SEQC.
  • The Oxford Nanopore ‘Wiggle Space’ Challenge presents raw data from one of the latest next-next-generation sequencing platforms. Calibrate reads vs matched results from established platforms. Test your interpretation of metagenomics analyses on a 'mystery' sample of patient microbiota.

Leading scientists present their best methods and analyses in talks, complemented by poster sessions. Papers based on the submitted extended abstracts are published in the open access, fully indexed conference proceedings at Biology Direct. Related method papers can enter the ISMB proceedings track of the Bioinformatics journal.

All delegates vote for the best contributed analysis. The top three presenters win a free one-year subscription to F1000Prime (worth $250) and a free submission to F1000Research (worth $1000). The first prize in addition is awarded the prestigious CAMDA trophy.

We cordially invite you to attend and contribute to CAMDA, and look forward to seeing you in Prague!

Conference dinner

Saturday, 22 July 2015, 7:30 pm - …

Delegates are invited to join the CAMDA crowd for great food and informal discussion at the Na Blbym Miste Restaurant. This part of Prague was originally built by special decree of Charles IV in the 14th century. The restaurant is in a street with restaurants called Jama (The Pit) and Kyvadlo (The Pendulum). Our restaurant's name translates as “At the wrong place”. Draw your own conclusions…

We will meet in front of the convention center at 7:10pm to head there together. Alternatively, you can make your own way. From the convention center, take the underground to the city center (Line C heading north) and exit at the 2nd stop (Muzeum). Then walk to the top of Vaclavske namesti (Wenceslau Square), walk down, take the 3rd turn left (Stepanska ul.) and turn right at the next corner (street V Jame).

Address:
Na Blbym Miste
V Jámě 9, 110 00 Praha 1

Cost: $40.00 Available to purchase until June 29 during conference registration. Only as space permits, we may be able to accept late comers who pay €40 in cash directly to the CAMDA organizers by noon, Saturday, July 22.

PAST KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Atul Butte, MD, PhD
Atul Butte, MD, PhD
Stanford University School of Medicine

Nikolaus Rajewsky, PhD
Nikolaus Rajewsky, PhD
Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine

Terry Speed, PhD
Terry Speed, PhD
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

Sandrine Dupoit, PhD
Sandrine Dudoit, PhD
University of California, Berkeley

John Quackenbush, PhD
John Quackenbush, PhD
Harvard School of Public Health

Eran Segal, PhD
Eran Segal, PhD
Weizmann Institute of Science

John Storey, PhD
John Storey, PhD
Princeton University

Chris Sander, PhD
Chris Sander, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Temple F. Smith, PhD
Temple F. Smith, PhD
Boston University

Curtis Huttenhower, PhD
Curtis Huttenhower, PhD
Harvard School of Public Health

Christopher E. Mason, PhD
Christopher E. Mason, PhD
Weill Cornell Medicine

Mick Watson, PhD
Mick Watson, PhD
The Roslin Institute

IMPORTANT DATES
Extended Abstract Proposals Due19 May 2017
Notification of Accepted Contributions26 May 2017
Early Registration Closes15 Jun 2017
CAMDA2017 Conference22-23 Jul 2017
ISMB/ECCB 2017 Conference21–25 Jul 2017
Full Paper Submission Click to save the dates!24 Sep 2017
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Agilent Technologies

F1000Research

Biology Direct

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