Tools and Methods for Leveraging Digital Pathology in Integrative Cancer Research

Date of Event: 
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

This project Is developing a suite of open source tools and integrated informatics platform that will facilitate multi-scale, correlative analyses of high resolution whole slide tissue image data, spatially mapped genetics and molecular data for cancer research.These tools will allow quantitative analyses of the interplay between morphology and spatially mapped genetics and molecular data and will be used in studies that predict outcome and response to treatment, in radiogenomicand quantitative Radiology imaging studies and in studies to identify cancer targets.The software and methods will enable researchers to assemble and visualize detailed, multi-scale descriptions of tissue morphologic changes originating from a wide range of microscopy instruments and make it possible to efficiently manage, interrogate, and explore microscopy imaging data at multiple scales and to identify and analyze features across individuals and cohorts. - (PDF)


Talk: The Planet of the Apps: Web Computing for Scalable Research Informatics

Date of Event: 
Thursday, September 10, 2015

Biomedical Informatics Department

Jonas S. Almeida, PhD
BMI Professor and Chief Technology Officer

The Planet of the Apps: Web Computing for Scalable Research Informatics 

Thursday, September 10, 2015 4 - 5 PM
Health Sciences Center, Level 2 Lecture Hall 3

The emergence of the Web Platform as the dominant vehicle for consumer informatics has created opportunities for disseminating research applications at a truly global scale, and in a manner that a) persists in time, b) requires minimal maintenance, c) delivers reproducible analyses, and d) is much safer than the conventional model where the data leaves protected environments. There is, as always, a price to pay: many algorithms and the underlying mathematical models require extensive re-identification. The rewards, however, are substantial, particularly with the advancement of Open Data resources (for a peek, see ). This presentation will illustrate the opportunities and challenges of this approach with examples from ongoing research projects in genomics, public health, and image analysis. Professor Almeida joined SBU’s Biomedical Informatics Dept in January this year as Professor and Chief Technology Officer. Prior to that he was Professor and inaugural Director of the Division of Pathology Informatics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (2011-2015), Distinguished Professor of Bioinformatics at the Univ. Texas MDAnderson Cancer Center (2005-2010) and faculty at Medical University of South Carolina in the Dept. of Biostatistics (2000-2004). His current research projects focus on physician and patient-centric architectures, such as development of web Apps and the use of wearable devices, that contextualize reference Big Data, including The Cancer Genome Atlas Thursday, September 10, 2015 4 - 5 PM Health Sciences Center, Level 2 Lecture Hall 3

Questions? Please call the Biomedical Informatics Department at 631-444-8459.


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