CAMDA 2018 Conference

CAMDA runs in collaboration with ISMB. CAMDA is now an established 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 Forensics Challenge presents hundreds of novel city microbiome profiles. Construct urban microbiome fingerprints and identify the geographical origin of mystery samples.
  • The CMap Drug Safety Challenge presents clinical toxicity results and gene expression responses to hundreds of drugs. Compare or integrate responses of multiple cell lines, predict drug induced liver injury in humans. Opt into an FDA meta-analysis.
  • The Cancer Data Integration Challenge presents clinical data, RNA-seq and microarray gene expression, and CNV from aCGH. Demonstrate a robust analysis approach improving the state of the art for both Breast Cancer and Neuroblastoma.

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 Chicago!   (Travel fellowships available)

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

Lodewyk Wessels, PhD
Lodewyk Wessels, PhD
Netherlands Cancer Institute

Cesare Furlanello, PhD
Cesare Furlanello, PhD
Fondazione Bruno Kessler

IMPORTANT DATES
Intention to Submit due5 April 2018
FDA meta-analysis opt in due15 April 2018
Extended Abstract Proposals due13 May 2018
Notification of Accepted Contributions24 May 2018
Early Registration Closes7 Jun 2018
CAMDA2018 Conference7-8 Jul 2018
ISMB 2018 Conference6–10 Jul 2018
Full Paper Submission 24 Sep 2018
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