Session Title Pistoia Sequence Services: Using the Cloud for Collaborative R&D in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Session Type Case Study

Duration 45 minutes

Speaker(s) William Spooner (Eagle Genomics)

William Spooner is a seasoned operational bioinformatician with a track record of delivering tools for high-throughput genomics research. Having worked previously on Ensembl, BioMart, Gramene and WormBase at the European Bioinformatics Institute, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and Cold Spring Harbor, his current focus is on making life easier for users of open source/data in commercial settings. His strategic thinking is driven by the huge opportunities for data analysis in the life sciences provided by the near simultaneous arrival of NGS and cloud computing.

Session Description

The current generation of high-throughput assay technologies in the life sciences are driving research and development of personalised medicine, but pose significant data management and analysis challenges. This talk looks at recent pre-competitive / open innovation initiatives by the pharmaceutical industry to address such problems using cloud computing.