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Re: position in cancer informatics

From: Stefan Decker <stefan.decker@deri.org>
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2012 10:22:48 +0100
Message-ID: <CAJ=-dmY1czM8g3=Dqdc9KythaqyQPt8_bv80wPHuE4Arudr+iw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Helena Deus <helena.deus@deri.org>
Cc: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>, "nathan@webr3.org" <nathan@webr3.org>, Michael Hausenblas <michael.hausenblas@deri.org>, "semantic-web@w3.org" <semantic-web@w3.org>, "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>, "www-rdf-interest@w3.org" <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>, "protege-discussion@lists.stanford.edu" <protege-discussion@lists.stanford.edu>, "semanticweb@yahoogroups.com" <semanticweb@yahoogroups.com>, "dbworld@cs.wisc.edu" <dbworld@cs.wisc.edu>, "machine-learning@egroups.com" <machine-learning@egroups.com>, "taverna-users@lists.sourceforge.net" <taverna-users@lists.sourceforge.net>, "bbb@bioinformatics.org" <bbb@bioinformatics.org>
The discussion seem to point to a deeper question: how to enable crowd
sourcing of the analysis of these kind of data sets? This may involve
running of analysis code or maybe even manual work.
What kind of computational infrastructure would we need to enable this? And
how do we validate and aggregate results?

On Thursday, 19 July 2012, Helena Deus wrote:

> An on a related topic and the reason why doing cancer informatics is so
> exciting in this area: a happy story where exploring data patterns enabled
> curing a cancer which had a 4-5% survival chance -
> http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/08/health/in-gene-sequencing-treatment-for-leukemia-glimpses-of-the-future.html?_r=1
>
>
>
> On Jul 19, 2012, at 7:41 PM, Melvin Carvalho wrote:
>
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> On 17 July 2012 22:27, Nathan <nathan@webr3.org <javascript:_e({},
> 'cvml', 'nathan@webr3.org');>> wrote:
>
>> Can you open this right up for everybody to be involved?
>>
>> I know I for one would be happy to invest free time to looking at these
>> datasets to find patterns - are they open and available online, any
>> pointers to get started, anything at all that would enable me (and
>> hopefully others skilled here) to work on this?
>>
>> It sounds like less of a "position" and more of a global need we who can
>> should all be pumping time in to.
>>
>
> Maybe related:
>
> 15-Year-Old Maker Astronomically Improves Pancreatic Cancer Test
>
>
> http://blog.makezine.com/2012/07/18/15-year-old-maker-astronomically-improves-pancreatic-cancer-test/
>
> He gleaned information on the topic from his “good friend Google,” and
> began his research. Yes, he even got in trouble in his science class for
> reading articles on carbon nanotubes instead of doing his classwork. When
> Andraka had solidified ideas for his novel paper sensor, he wrote out his
> procedure, timeline, and budget, and emailed 200 professors at research
> institutes. He got 199 rejections and one acceptance from Johns Hopkins:
> “If you send out enough emails, someone’s going to say yes.”
>
>
>> Best,
>>
>> Nathan
>>
>>
>> Helena Deus wrote:
>>
>>> Dear all,
>>> We have an exciting research assistant position open at DERI for a
>>> chance to work with Cancer Informatics! We are looking for an enthusiastic
>>> developer who is familiar with bioinformatics concepts. Your role will be
>>> exploring cancer related datasets and looking for pattern (applying, for
>>> example, machine learning techniques) that can be used for personalized
>>> medicine.
>>> Please don't hesitate to Fw. this to whomever you think might be
>>> interested.
>>> To apply or to ask for more information, please reply to me (
>>> helena.deus@deri.org <javascript:_e({}, 'cvml',
>>> 'helena.deus@deri.org');>) with CV + motivation letter
>>> Kind regards, Helena F. Deus, PhD
>>> Digital Enterprise Research Institute
>>> helena.deus@deri.org <javascript:_e({}, 'cvml',
>>> 'helena.deus@deri.org');>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>

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National University of Ireland, Galway. Ireland.
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Received on Friday, 20 July 2012 09:23:27 UTC

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