Genome Bioinformatics for Health 2019
"Genome Bioinformatics for Health 2019" workshop, organized jointly by NAS RA Institute of Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics Group, Interdisciplinary Centre for Bioinformatics (IZBI) at Leipzig University, and Institute of Biomedicine and Pharmacy at Russian-Armenian University, took place in Yerevan on July 3-4.
Among the speakers were leading experts in bioinformatics, big data and machine learning from Armenia, Germany, US, Sweden and Ukraine. The workshop sparked an avid interest in the academic community and gathered 120 participants.
The workshop organizers highlighted that bioinformatics and genomics have proven their ability to change the paradigm in biomedical research and discovery of innovative diagnostics and medicine. With the launch of the Armenian Genome Project, these multidisciplinary scientific fields will become the main drivers of the development of basic and applied biomedical research and establishment of precision medicine in Armenia.
Among the topics discussed at the workshop were molecular mechanisms of diseases genetics, epigenetics and transcriptomics, personalized diagnostics, bioinformatics for next-generation analytics, single cell bioinformatics, machine learning, big data handling and visualization, biological text mining, etc.
The workshop was partially funded by the German Ministry for Education and Science and grant of RA Committee of Sciences to Russian-Armenian University.