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The Input of BioMolecular Biobanking to Data Analytics and Medical Research

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Date: 7 January 2016

Time: 9.00 - 16.30 GMT
Place: University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
 

This seminar, presented by Biobanking and BioMolecular Resources Research Infrastructure – European Research Infrastructure Consortium (BBMRI-ERIC) and Insight Centre for Data Analytics, sets out to demonstrate how Ireland could benefit from participating in one of the largest health infrastructures in Europe, BBMRI-ERIC, and more generally to update the research community on the contribution of BBMRI-ERIC to medical research.

BBMRI-ERIC primarily aims at establishing, operating, and developing a pan-European distributed research infrastructure of biobanks and biomolecular resources to facilitate access to biological resources as well as biomedical facilities and support high-quality biomolecular and medical research. Biological tissues and associated data are necessary to understanding the causes of disease and developing new drugs and treatments. Likewise, data serves to analyse the influence of environment and lifestyle factors on health, constituting a basis for disease prevention programmes and the improvement of public health.

Insight Centre for Data Analytics undertakes high impact research in data analytics that has significant impact on industry and society by enabling better decision making. The application of data analytics on health data can bring many benefits to healthcare.

This seminar brings biobanking, industry, academia, legal, and data analytics representatives together to discuss the contributions of their respective sectors to the improvement of healthcare, from prevention to treatment and drug development. The central role of biobanks in providing resources for health research will be highlighted, and the speakers will explore how participating in BBMRI-ERIC would enhance Ireland’s biobanks and its contribution to medical research.

Agenda

Time

Topics & Speakers

08:30

Registration & Welcome

SESSION 1

Moderator: Prof Barry O’Sullivan, Insight UCC

09:00

 

Welcome

Prof Barry O’Sullivan (Co-Chair)

Director, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, UCC

Prof Anita Maguire

Vice President for Research & Innovation, UCC

 

Opening Address

Deirdre Clune, MEP

Member of the European Parliament for Ireland South

Prof Jan-Eric Litton (Co-Chair)

Managing Director, Biobanking and BioMolecular resources Research Infrastructure – European Research Infrastructure Consortium (BBMRI-ERIC)

SESSION 2

Moderator: Prof Barry O’Sullivan, Insight UCC

09:30

Prof Jan-Eric Litton  

Director General, BBMRI-ERIC

“An Overview of the BBMRI-ERIC”

09:45

Mike Conroy

Strategic Projects Manager, Insight Centre for Data Analytics

“An Overview of Insight Centre for Data Analytics”

 

10:00

Brian Quinn

Director Strategic Programs, Intel Labs Europe

“The Intel Perspective on Big Data and Analytics"

10:15

Prof Geraldine Boylan

Director, Irish Centre for Fetal & Neonatal Translational Research (INFANT)

“Managing Complex Datasets for Clinical Research”

10:30

Prof Eoin Gaffney

Medical Director, Biobank Ireland Trust

“A Biobank Network to Integrate Cancer Research and Care”

10:45

Jason Carr

CEO, SuprTecBox

“New Tools for Health Research - Introducing the Irish Biobank Web Portal”

11:00

Break

SESSION 3

Moderator: Prof Barry O’Sullivan, Insight UCC

11:20

Dr. Graham Love

CEO, Health Research Board, Ireland

“Whither BioBanking in Ireland?”

11:30

Dr. Roisin Cheshire

Research Centres Manager, Science Foundation Ireland

“SFI Support Initiatives for Infrastructure and Data Analytics”

12:00

Dr. Derick Mitchell

CEO, Irish Platform for Patients' Organisations Science & Industry (IPPOSI)

“Biobanking from the patient perspective”

12:15

Prof Paul O'Toole

APC Microbiome Institute

“Leveraging the microbiome for smart health promotion in the 21st Century”

12:30

Dr. Ratnesh Sahay

Research Fellow, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUIG

“Ensuring Patient Privacy in Clinical Trials & Biomedical Research”

12:45

Emma Snapes

Quality & Regulatory Manager, Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research (INFANT)

“A Perspective on Biotechnology for Biobanking and Bioresources”

13:00

Lunch will be provided

SESSION 4

Moderator: Declan Kirrane, ISC

14:00

Prof Kurt Zatloukal

Professor at the Medical University Graz, Austria

“Biobanking and EFSI: Transforming Biobank Biomolecular Data into Innovation Globally”

14:25

Michaela Mayrhofer

Senior Project Manager, BBMRI-ERIC

“Biobanking: The Ethical Dimension”

14:40

Prof Jan-Eric Litton

Director General, BBMRI-ERIC

“BBMRI-ERIC: Innovative Research Capacity for Ireland, Europe, & Globally”

15:00

Markus Pasterk

Administrative Director, BBMRI-ERIC

“How BBMRI-ERIC Supports New Members”

15:10

Declan Kirrane

Managing Director, ISC

“Biobanking Contribution to the Implementation of the UN Post 2015 SDGs”

15:30

Discussion

 

15:45

Closing Address

Seán Kelly MEP

Member of the European Parliament for Ireland South

“Opportunities for Ireland to lead in European Research & Innovation”

16:05

Prof Barry O’Sullivan

Director, Insight Centre for Data Analytics

Data Analytics and New Knowledge: Sustainable Capacity”

16:15

Final Q&A

16:30

End of Seminar