Computing Challenges for Systems Biology and Personalized Medicine
Nathan Price, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
The emergence of advanced technologies to generate large amounts of high-throughput biological data has catalyzed a phase transition in biology research where computation is becoming a key factor in biological discovery. These technologies, coupled with advanced computation, are also opening up opportunities for a future of personalized medicine, where patients receive care based on the computational analysis of information obtained from their personal genome sequence and the measurement of thousands of proteins in their blood at different time points. This talk will introduce some of the computational challenges for systems biology and personalized medicine that can be addressed through advances in high-end computing technologies.