The BD2K-LINCS Data Coordination and Integration Center (DCIC) and the University and Miami hosted the third annual BD2K-LINCS Data Science Symposium (DSS 2018) on January 31 – February 2, 2018.
This annual symposium brought together experts in systems biology, data science, drug discovery and translational medicine from academia, industry and government to present their latest research and exchange new ideas and approaches in data driven biomedical research. The general theme of the symposium was the study of complex biological systems using large-scale cellular perturbation profiling and applications in drug development, translational biomedicine and environmental health. Talks addressed a range of issues related to leveraging Big Data in translational research including integration, visualization, access, sharing, and reuse of data, software tools and the emerging NIH Big Data ecosystem. The program also provided a survey of data science research pertaining to the BD2K (Big Data to Knowledge) and LINCS (Library of Integrated Network-Based Cellular Signatures) consortia.