Tuesday, January 24th from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm

Stanford University, Huang Building MacKenzie Room

DBDS faculty, PhD/MS graduate students, postdocs, staff scientists and external collaborators will gather for this inaugural event featuring:

  • Welcome and Overview of DBDS Plans from Department Chair, Sylvia Plevritis
  • Faculty lightning talks on topics ranging from clinical data science and imaging to multi-omics to translational bioinformatics
  • Mini- career fair with DBDS graduate students and postdocs, including online resume book
  • Industry panel discussion
  • Time for networking and make new connections

Agenda: 

8:00-9:00 am: Check-in and light breakfast

9:00-9:30 am: Welcome and Department Overview; Sylvia Plevritis, Chair of DBDS

9:30AM-11:00AM: Faculty lightning talks & Q&A 

  • Professor James Zou 
    Title: GENERATIVE AI FOR BIOMEDICINE 
    Abstract: I will discuss applications of generative AI in biomedicine, including the first experimentally validated new antibiotic molecule that was created by AI. 
  • Professor Daniel Rubin
    Title: MAKING AI MODELS FOR MEDICAL IMAGING ROBUST
  • Abstract: There are exciting prospects of AI for applications in medical  imaging, but it is costly to develop AI models and performance may be  limited. We are developing methods to improve AI model development using a variety of approaches,   
  • Professor Barbara Engelhardt
    Title: MACHINE LEARNING FOR STRUCTURED BIOMEDICAL DATA 
    Abstract: Research in the Engelhardt Group focuses on building and applying methods for structured biomedical data, including case-control, time-series, spatial, and CRISPR-perturbed data. I'll discuss some recent work on spatial dimension reduction, live-cell imaging, and electronic healthcare records.
  • Professor Julia Salzman 
    Title: TOWARDS STATISTICAL GENOMICS FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE 
    Abstract: A unifying goal of biomedical data science is to discover the mechanisms and signatures of diverse biological processes from the genetic basis of heritable disease to emerging pathogen threats to antibiotic resistance to pan-species adaptation to climate change and beyond. I will discuss how a new statistical approach in genomics called NOMAD could enable unsupervised discovery, monitoring and prioritize interventions to maximize a sustainable future.             
  • Professor Teri Klein
    Title: PHARMACOGENOMICS CENTER OF EXCELLENCE FOR PERSONALIZED HEALTH 
    Abstract: We are developing a Center of Excellence for pharmacogenomics research and best practices in the implementation of clinical pharmacogenomics. This talk will outline the latest developments at Stanford and future plans.
  • Professor Nigam Shah:
    Title: TRANSLATING DATA SCIENCE INNOVATIONS TO IMPROVE CLINICAL CARE
    Abstract: We will review the successes as well as collaboration opportunities for data science based interventions to improve care at Stanford Medicine.                                                                                                        

 

11:00AM-12:00PM: Collaboration Forum

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Lunch

12:30 pm-1:30 pm External Partners panel 

Collaboration and Careers Forum registration link 

We hope to see you there!

For questions and information, please contact Jessica Ly at jessnly@stanford.edu.

 

DBDS on Diversity

We are committed to our historical and ongoing mission to use biomedical data science to improve human health. A cornerstone of this mission is diversity, reflected in embracing a breadth of complementary research interests, research styles, and a diverse and inclusive community. DBDS recognizes that we have significant work to do in shaping our future as we work towards achieving justice, equity, diversity and inclusion throughout our work and operations, our research and activities, and our professional relationships and partnerships.


Stanford's Land Acknowledgment Statement

Stanford sits on the ancestral land of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe. This land was and continues to be of great importance to the Ohlone people. Consistent with our values of community and inclusion, we have a responsibility to acknowledge, honor, and make visible the University’s relationship to Native peoples.

This acknowledgment has been developed in collaboration with the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe.