Bioinformatics for Infectious Disease Control: Mini Symposium

Monday, December 12 , 2016 Time: 9:00am - 12:30pm Location: Presentation Studio at SFU’s Big Data Hub (ASB 10900) Public health and Agri-food labs around the world are embracing the use of microbial genome sequencing to improve infectious disease surveillance and outbreak investigations. This technology requires new computational methods to translate this “big data” into meaningful information for the front lines in infectious disease response. Please join us for a free mini-symposium , exploring computational research that aims to address key challenges of potential broad interest to other fields. Topics discussed include cross-jurisdictional data sharing, improving predictive methods, and large-scale data visualization - applied to microbial whole genome/metagenome data.