Wednesday, December 9, 2015

SWAT4LS 2015 Industry stream

It's been a great first day at SWAT4LS and I have been buying a few books in the lovely Cambridge University bookstore and had a nice conference dinner.

I'm now preparing for tomorrow's task to be the chair for the industry stream in SWAT4LS (see my previous blog post for more information about this event). So, here's a list of the 6 abstracts, companies and projects/tools that I'll introduce tomorrow morning:
  1. The BioHub Knowledge Base: Ontology and Repository for Sustainable BiosourcingText Mining/NLP research group within the School of Computer Science at the University of Manchester together with UniLever, BioHub Knowledge Base (BioHubKB)
  2. Customizing “General SPARQL” for visualisation of in-house data in CytoscapeGeneral BioinformaticsGeneral SPARQL
  3. GraphScope – smart data access for the life sciencesSearchHaus,  GraphScope
  4. Semantic Technologies Make Sense for Life SciencesSmartLogic
  5. Advancing Knowledge Discovery for Alzheimer’s Disease: The Alzforum ExperienceAlzforum
  6. Everybody a Translational Data ScientistOntoforceDISQOVER 

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

SWAT4LS 2015

Monday, 7th December, I will fly to Cambridge to attend the Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Life Sciences (SWAT4LS) conference and also visit colleagues at the new AstraZeneca site. The conference programme looks interesting and the venue, Clare College, fantastic ("Harry-Potter-land" was my husband's comment when he saw the pictures :-).

I am very glad to be the chair for the Industry session on Wednesday morning. Here are a few items on the programme I find extra interesting, from my clinical and RWE data perspective:
Will be great fun to meet friends and colleagues in the Semantic Web community.

Checkout my Storify: SWAT4LS2015