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NCBO Webinar: Nathan Baker, Nov. 2 - Informatics and Standards for Nanomedicine Technology

From: Trish Whetzel <plwhetzel@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2011 11:27:33 -0700
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The next NCBO Webinar will be presented by Dr. Nathan Baker from Pacific
Northwest National Laboratory on "Informatics and Standards for Nanomedicine
Technology" at 10:00am PT, Wednesday, November 2.  Below is information on
how to join the online meeting via WebEx and accompanying teleconference.
For the full schedule of the NCBO Webinar presentations see:

Nanomedicine deals with the development and biomedical application of
nanotechnology-based methods and products. Nanotechnology provides the
ability to manipulate and characterize matter at the nanoscale. This ability
has enabled the research and development of nanoscale-sized objects such as
nanoparticles and other nanomaterials for biomedical applications that have
the potential to improve the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. In
particular, nanotechnology has the potential to make medicine more
personalized. However, to realize the goal of personalized medicine,
multidisciplinary teams of collaborating scientists must manage and analyze
large amounts of data generated from basic, pre-clinical and clinical
studies, and clinical outcomes in an integrated way. Before one can
effectively use the large and diverse nanomedicine datasets in translational
research efforts to achieve the goal of personalized medicine, there are
several unresolved issues related to information management in nanomedicine
that have to be addressed. Three areas of nanomedicine informatics are
critical in addressing these issues: information resources; taxonomies,
controlled vocabularies and ontologies; and, information standards. Progress
towards resolving these issues is essential to the rapidly growing field of
nanomedicine informatics.

Nathan A. Baker, Ph.D. is the Chief Scientist for Signature Science and the
Signature Discovery Initiative at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. He
is currently Lead for the National Cancer Institute Cancer Biomedical
Informatics Grid (caBIG®) Nanotechnology Working Group and Chair for the
ASTM E56.01 Subcommittee on Nanotechnology Informatics.  Dr. Baker's
research is in the area of computational biophysics, nanotechnology, and
informatics. He is actively involved in the development of new algorithms
and software for computational biology and modeling in support of these
research projects, including development of the APBS and PDB2PQR
biomolecular electrostatics software packages and the NanoParticle
Ontology.  Dr. Baker is the author of over 50 peer-reviewed articles as well
as several reviews and book chapters. He has been awarded the
Hewlett-Packard Junior Faculty Excellence Award by the American Chemical
Society, the National Cancer Institute caBIG® Connecting Collaborators
Award, and an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship.

To join the online meeting (Now from mobile devices!)
1. Go to
2. If requested, enter your name and email address.
3. If a password is required, enter the meeting password: ncbo
4. Click "Join".

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To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the meeting,
or call the number below and enter the access code.
Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-429-3300
Global call-in numbers:

Access code:926 719 478

Trish Whetzel, PhD
Outreach Coordinator
The National Center for Biomedical Ontology
Ph: 650-721-2378

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