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Mar - Michel Dumontier

Speaker: Michel Dumontier

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Talk Title: “Powering Scientific Discovery with the Semantic Web”

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Thursday, March 13, 2014, 6:00pm

Affiliation: Associate Professor of Medicine, Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research, Stanford University

URL: Michel Dumontier

Twitter: @micheldumontier


In the quest to translate the results biomedical research into effective clinical applications, many are now trying to make sense of the large and rapidly growing amount of public biomedical data. However, substantial challenges exist in traversing the currently fragmented data landscape. In this talk, I will discuss our efforts to use Semantic Web technologies to facilitate biomedical research through the formulation, publication, integration, and exploration of facts, expert knowledge, and web services.

Please note:

Trainees are invited to meet with the VanBUG speaker for open discussion of both science and career paths. This takes place 4:30-5:30pm in either the Boardroom or Lunchroom on the ground floor of the BCCRC

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Introductory Speaker: Fong Chun Chan (PhD student, Shah Lab, BCCRC)

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Powering Scientific Discovery with the Semantic Web (VanBUG 2014) from Michel Dumontier

Today's #VanBUG speakers @micheldumontier & FongChunChan. See you next month with Dr.DanaPe'er. #Bioinformatics

— VanBUG (@VanBUG_) March 14, 2014

Feels like post-talk discussion twn @micheldumontier & audience is advancing science! This is what @VanBUG_ was built for!

— Stefanie Butland (@StefanieButland) March 14, 2014

.@micheldumontier, spawn of @cwvhogue rocking the first 5mins of his @VanBUG_ talk. #bioinformatics #Vancouver

— Stefanie Butland (@StefanieButland) March 14, 2014