Bringing Big Data to Life
The CompGen initiative seeks to combine the collective strengths of Illinois’ genomic research with its prowess in large-scale parallel systems and big data to develop new technology that enables future genomic breakthroughs.
As part of the initiative, researchers aim to build an instrument that allows scientists to manage and process genomic information and algorithm development, while providing high accuracy of results, resilience to errors, and scalability with growing volumes of data.
The new technology could enable a better understanding of the basic processes of life, illumination on how evolution works, and custom treatments for disease, among other discoveries.
CompGen will also serve as a tool for educating students and corporations in novel, efficient ways to process and analyze genomic data and to handle “big data” in general.
Spring 2018 Workshop – Is Computational Genomics the Key to the Future Breakthroughs in Cancer Research?
Join us on March 2, 2018 (noon – 5:00 p.m.) for a broad discussion on how computational genomics uses advanced computing to create problem-solving strategies and tools for many fields including cancer research. This free workshop is being held in room 607 of the IGB and includes lunch for all attendees. Click here for the technical program. For more information please contact Mikel Hernaez (email@example.com). Click here to register for the conference.