Broad Institute’s CIO Martin Leach Confirmed as a Keynote at CHI’s R&D Informatics Conference

Dr. Leach will participate in a keynote session at this conference scheduled for Feb. 21-23, 2012, San Francisco, CA. The conference is organized by Cambridge Healthtech Institute.
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Jan. 11, 2012 - PRLog -- Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI) today announces the addition of Martin Leach, Ph.D., CIO, Broad Institute, to participate in a keynote session at the fourth annual Integrated R&D Informatics & Knowledge Management conference to be held on February 21-23, 2012 at the Moscone North Convention Center in San Francisco, CA.  This conference is part of the Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference.

Dr. Leach’s presentation entitled “Surfing the Petabyte Waves - IT Partnering for Informatics and Computational Biology at the Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard” is scheduled for Wednesday, February 22 at 8:00-8:30 a.m. The Broad Institute is a well known powerhouse performing ground-breaking science through the use of genomics. As the datasets grow and the analyses become larger Information Technology becomes limiting. Their IT Vision is focused around providing the best collaboration experience to Broadies and constant innovation is required to overcome the latest technical challenges. Delegates will learn how IT works with research at Broad to support their network of scientists and how they are leveraging innovative technologies in support of next generation sequencing and genomics research.

Additional sessions:

-- Integration of Internal & External Data
-- Ontologies
-- Integrating & Accessing Non-Standard Public Data to Drive R&D
-- Workflow Project
-- Meeting the Informatics Needs to Support Biologics Development
-- Informatics for Translational Sciences

The Integrated R&D Informatics & Knowledge Management conference is one of the program offerings at CHI’s flagship event, the Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference (February 19-23). This international event features 2 partnering forums, 5 symposia, 18 short courses, and 12 core programs around 4 scientific channels: diagnostics, drug discovery & development, informatics, and cancer. Over 3000 attendees and 150+ sponsors & exhibitors will gather in shared networking functions and in the exhibit/poster hall.

Advance registration discounts are available until January 13, 2012. To view the agenda and to register, please visit

To inquire about sponsoring and/or exhibiting, contact Jon Stroup, 781-972-5483,

Writers and editors are encouraged to attend. To request a press pass, contact Tracey Fielding at

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James Prudhomme
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