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[[BOSC 2017]] is pleased to announce the following keynote speakers:
 
[[BOSC 2017]] is pleased to announce the following keynote speakers:
  
[[Image:DawnFieldy.jpg|240px|left|Dawn Field]]
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[[Image:Madeleine-Ball.jpg|240px|right|Madeleine Ball]]
  
=== Dawn Field ===
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=== Madeleine Ball ===
  
Dawn Field is a Lamberg International Guest Professor at Göteborg University’s Department of Marine Sciences. Previously she was a senior research fellow at the NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Head of the Molecular Evolution and Bioinformatics Group at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in Wallingford, UK, and a research associate at the Smithsonian Institution. She is also a founder of the Genomic Standards Consortium, the Genomic Observatories Network and Ocean Sampling Day.
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[http://www.madeleineball.net/ Madeleine Ball] is Executive Director of Open Humans Foundation and co-founder of Open Humans, a nonprofit project enabling individuals to engage studies and share data.
  
Dr. Field is credited with introducing the concept of a biological code, or “biocode"--the sum of all DNA on earth. In their book Biocode: The New Age of Genomics, she and coauthor Neil Davies describe the rapid rise of genomics, how it is revealing the scale and diversity of life on Earth, and future possibilities and implications.  
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[https://www.openhumans.org/ Open Humans] is an open source online platform and community, created through funding support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Open Humans enables members to connect data from a variety of sources, including genome, microbiome, activity tracking, and GPS data – and then invites members to share their data with projects and work with research studies. By using an individual-centered approach, Open Humans enables new research opportunities, including: data sharing by individuals, cohort sharing across studies, anonymous engagement with studies, and citizen-led projects.
  
Dr. Field's advocacy for open data and interoperability is epitomized by her past leadership of the Genomics Standards Consortium ([http://gensc.org/about-gsc/ GSC]), which aims to facilitate genomic data integration, discovery and comparison through international community-driven standards.
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Dr. Ball is also supported by a [https://shuttleworthfoundation.org/about/ Shuttleworth Foundation Fellowship], supporting her continued vision for new approaches to openness in human health research and data sharing. Previously, Dr. Ball was Director of Research at the [http://www.personalgenomes.org/harvard/ Harvard Personal Genome Project].
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Dr. Ball's keynote talk topic is "''Open Sourcing Ourselves''" ([https://f1000research.com/slides/6-1255 slides], [https://youtu.be/PXBxZCfvMXI video], [http://www.madeleineball.net/open-sourcing-ourselves/ transcript]).
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Dr. Ball will also be one of the panelists for our panel on [[BOSC_2017_Panel| Open Data--Standards, Opportunities and Challenges]].
  
 
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[[Image:NickLoman.jpg|210px|left|Nick Loman]]
  
 
=== Nick Loman ===
 
=== Nick Loman ===
  
[[Image:NickLoman.jpg|210px|right|Nick Loman]]
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[http://lab.loman.net/about/ Nick Loman] is known as a vocal proponent of open genomic data in healthcare. A Professor of Microbial Genomics and Bioinformatics at the University of Birmingham, Dr. Loman explores the use of cutting-edge genomics and metagenomics approaches to human pathogens. He promotes the use of open data to facilitate the surveillance and treatment of infectious disease.
  
[http://lab.loman.net/about/ Nick Loman] is known as a vocal proponent of open genomic data in healthcare. An Independent Research Fellow in the Institute for Microbiology and Infection at the University of Birmingham, Dr. Loman explores the use of cutting-edge genomics and metagenomics approaches to human pathogens. He promotes the use of open data to facilitate the surveillance and treatment of infectious disease.
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Dr. Loman helped establish real-time genomic surveillance of Ebola in Guinea and Zika in Brazil (via the [http://www.zibraproject.org/ ZiBRA project], which states that "Data will be subject to open release as it is generated"). In another recent project, real-time genomic data was used to analyze a small outbreak of Salmonella enteritidis in the UK. Through this sharing of genomic datasets, researchers were able to confirm that the cases were linked to a larger, national-scale outbreak. Dr. Loman is one of the authors of [https://poretools.readthedocs.io/ Poretools], and he regularly shares cutting-edge Nanopore data and protocols for using it. In collaboration with Lex Nederbragt, Dr. Loman is developing an open-source repository of sequencing and bioinformatics benchmarking datasets called [http://lab.loman.net/high-throughput%20sequencing/e.%20coli%20o104%20h4/genomics/2012/10/09/seqbench-a-useful-meta-resource-of-e-coli-sequence-reads/ Seqbench].
  
Dr. Loman helped establish real-time genomic surveillance of Ebola in Guinea and Zika in Brazil (via the ZiBRA project, which states that "Data will be subject to open release as it is generated"). In another recent project, real-time genomic data was used to analyze a small outbreak of Salmonella enteritidis in the UK. Through this sharing of genomic datasets, researchers were able to confirm that the cases were linked to a larger, national-scale outbreak. Dr. Loman is one of the authors of Poretools, and he regularly shares cutting-edge Nanopore data and protocols for using it. In collaboration with Lex Nederbragt, Dr. Loman is developing an open-source repository of sequencing and bioinformatics benchmarking datasets called Seqbench.
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Dr. Loman's talk title is "''Open data meets ubiquitous sequencing: challenges and opportunities''" ([https://f1000research.com/slides/6-1266 slides], [https://youtu.be/6QmITGqDvjQ video]).
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Dr. Loman will also be one of the panelists for our panel on [[BOSC_2017_Panel| Open Data--Standards, Opportunities and Challenges]].
  
 
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Latest revision as of 09:54, 4 August 2017

BOSC 2017 is pleased to announce the following keynote speakers:

Madeleine Ball

Madeleine Ball

Madeleine Ball is Executive Director of Open Humans Foundation and co-founder of Open Humans, a nonprofit project enabling individuals to engage studies and share data.

Open Humans is an open source online platform and community, created through funding support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Open Humans enables members to connect data from a variety of sources, including genome, microbiome, activity tracking, and GPS data – and then invites members to share their data with projects and work with research studies. By using an individual-centered approach, Open Humans enables new research opportunities, including: data sharing by individuals, cohort sharing across studies, anonymous engagement with studies, and citizen-led projects.

Dr. Ball is also supported by a Shuttleworth Foundation Fellowship, supporting her continued vision for new approaches to openness in human health research and data sharing. Previously, Dr. Ball was Director of Research at the Harvard Personal Genome Project.

Dr. Ball's keynote talk topic is "Open Sourcing Ourselves" (slides, video, transcript).

Dr. Ball will also be one of the panelists for our panel on Open Data--Standards, Opportunities and Challenges.



Nick Loman

Nick Loman

Nick Loman is known as a vocal proponent of open genomic data in healthcare. A Professor of Microbial Genomics and Bioinformatics at the University of Birmingham, Dr. Loman explores the use of cutting-edge genomics and metagenomics approaches to human pathogens. He promotes the use of open data to facilitate the surveillance and treatment of infectious disease.

Dr. Loman helped establish real-time genomic surveillance of Ebola in Guinea and Zika in Brazil (via the ZiBRA project, which states that "Data will be subject to open release as it is generated"). In another recent project, real-time genomic data was used to analyze a small outbreak of Salmonella enteritidis in the UK. Through this sharing of genomic datasets, researchers were able to confirm that the cases were linked to a larger, national-scale outbreak. Dr. Loman is one of the authors of Poretools, and he regularly shares cutting-edge Nanopore data and protocols for using it. In collaboration with Lex Nederbragt, Dr. Loman is developing an open-source repository of sequencing and bioinformatics benchmarking datasets called Seqbench.

Dr. Loman's talk title is "Open data meets ubiquitous sequencing: challenges and opportunities" (slides, video).

Dr. Loman will also be one of the panelists for our panel on Open Data--Standards, Opportunities and Challenges.


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