Friday June 15th 2018 - Hammersmith Campus

"Past & Future of Data Science in the NIHR Imperial BRC & ITMAT






This worskhop is organized by the ITMAT Data Science Group of the NIHR Imperial Biomerdical Research Centre (BRC).

It will gather Imperial College speakers to discuss current challenges and opportunities in using data science for translational medicine.

Location:  Lecture Theatre 2,  Wolfson Centre, Imperial College Hammersmith Campus, London W12 0NN



Welcome  Coffee & Tea

10h00:11h30 - Morning Session - Orals

BRC/ITMAT Data Science Projects & Impact 


10h00-10h05: P. Matthews (Past ITMAT Chair), "Review of data science funding within ITMAT over the past 2 years"
10h05-11h05: ITMAT projects:

  • "A radiomics feature classification approach to defining tumour aggressiveness in ovarian cancer", Haonan LU (Comprehensive Cancer Imaging Centre). Project funded in 2016. PI: E. Aboagye.
  • "Role of de novo non-coding mutations in neurodevelopmental disorders", Santosh Atanur (NIHR BRC Genetics and Genomics Theme and ITMAT Data Science Group). Project funded in 2017. PI: S. Atanur.
  • TBC

11h05-11h10:  "Future plans and mode of review on impact of data science in ITMAT proejcts", Jorge Ferrer (current ITMAT chair).
11h10-11h30: Panel discussion on "Data Science within ITMAT and the Imperial BRC", Jorge Ferrer, Paul Matthews, Rorbert Glen.


11h30:12h00 - Keynote on an Initiative of Excellence @ ICL

  • “Keystroke: how computers can help manage a common neurological disease”, Prof. Paul BLENTLEY, Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Medicine, Centre for Restorative Neurosciences.

12h30-13h30: Lunch Break


13h00:14h30 - Afternoon Session - Posters

"ITMAT Data Science Projects & Impact"  

  • Funded BRC projects (ITMAT - All Themes)
  • ITMAT DSG projects (BC, DM, JMS, SA, PB)
  • Collaborations (MRES student projects)
  • ITMAT data resources (challenges, databases, registries, UKB,…)
 14h30-15h00: Coffee Break


15h00:16h30 - Afternoon Session - Orals

"Data sharing & Compute Resources for Data Science in the Faculty of Medicine" 


15h00-15h20: Infrastructures:

  • UK MedBio (S. Butcher)
  • HDR-London (R. Glen)

15h20-15h40: Data Sharing:

  • BIORESOURCES (B. Glampson)
  • UK-Biobank @ the DSI (F. Guitton)

15h40-16h00: AI/ML:

  1. AHSC strategy (TBC)
  2. Trust strategy (TBC)

16h00-16h30: Panel discussion on needs & challenges (R. Glen, S. Alexander, B. Glampson)