Upcoming Global Web Symposia
May 17, 2012
1:30 – 3:00 pm EDT
Symposium Course Description:The course will start by showing how to download and install iRODS, followed by simple configuration. Once iRODS is up and running, we will demonstrate a typical lifecycle for genomic data, from creation, through annotation, to archiving. We will demonstrate pros and cons of using iRODS.
Who Should Attend:
Instructor Information and Biography: Giles Day, Co-Founder, Distributed Bio LLCGiles graduated from the University of Manchester with BSc in Biology and MSc in Bioinformatics. From there he joined Pfizer in the UK establishing Bioinformatics as a core discipline within Pfizer’s drug discovery programs. Over the next 15 years Giles held numerous leadership positions in Pfizer’s informatics organization. His teams developed ground-breaking solutions for HTS, med-chem and target identification. In 2007 Pfizer created a new R&D division, the Biotechnology and Bioinnovation Center (BBC) in San Francisco. Giles was appointed head of informatics for the division leading a global team that supported all aspects of the BBC, from Prof. Goodman’s Blackberry to running protein-protein docking at Amazon and supporting clinical trials. Following the Wyeth merger and disbanding of the BBC Giles and Chris decided that this was the ideal time to create Distributed Bio bringing their wealth of experience to new partners.
Chris Smith, Technical Director Distributed BioChris graduated from the University of British Columbia with a BSc in Computer Science. After a couple of years in the trenches as a system administrator at UBC, he joined Platform Computing as a software developer. Over the next 13 years Chris played a number of roles within the organization, from senior software developer, to Solutions Architect, to Principal Product Architect, where he focused on integrating Platform Computing’s distributed computing middleware for cluster, grids and clouds into production solutions within High Performance Technical Computing disciplines. As an active member of the Open Grid Forum, he contributed to and authored a number of specifications concerned with workload management protocol interfaces, and held the position of Vice President of the Standards function of OGF from 2007-2010. In 2010 he co-founded Distributed Bio, where he holds the position of technical director and principal consultant.
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