WebGen (Web Genomics)

Goals

Precision Medicine requires an ever growing Biomedical BigData reference. This growth is particularly striking for pathologies with a genomic basis, like Cancer. Accordingly, NIH/NCI has spearheaded the establishment of interoperable multi-petabyte sized Genomic Data Commons as a data ecosystem that the scientific community, including the citizen scientist, can populate with analytical applications. The goal of this project is to explore this new data-rich landscape by developing nimble Web Applications (Apps) that help find novel associations between genomic features and cancer phenotypes.

Issues Involved or Addressed

Precision Medicine requires an ever growing Biomedical BigData reference. This growth is particularly striking for pathologies with a genomic basis, like Cancer.

Methods and Technologies

  • Cancer Genomics
  • Web Technologies
  • JavaScript
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • scalable distributed computing
  • social coding
  • patient-centered cancer prevention and treatment.

Academic Majors of Interest

  • Applied Mathematics and Statistics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomedical Informatics
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science

Preferred Interests and Preparation

Sponsor(s)

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