Breakout Discussion Groups Announced at CHI's Bioinformatics & Cancerinformatics Event

Delegates now have the option to choose from 3 moderated breakout discussion groups in the exhibit hall at this conference that is set for February 21-23, Moscone North Convention Center, San Francisco, CA (part of CHI's Molecular Med TRI-CON 2012).
Feb. 6, 2012 - PRLog -- Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI) today announced details of three concurrent breakout discussion groups in its exhibit hall to be hosted by a facilitator at its inaugural Bioinformatics & Cancerinformatics: Turning the Data Deluge into Meaningful Biological Knowledge conference set for February 21-23, 2012 at the Moscone North Convention Center in San Francisco, CA.

The following breakout discussion groups will be held on the conclusion of day one between 5:20-6:20 pm:

Transcription Factors
Moderator: Stuart Tugendreich, Product Management Director - IPA, Ingenuity Systems

* TF binding prediction vs. ChIP-Seq and other experimental approaches
* Post translational regulation of TFs and feedback loops
* TF cascades
* TFs as drug targets

Bridging the Gaps in Translational Informatics
Moderator: Jonathan Usuka, Ph.D., M.B.A., Director, Global Business Partnering, Celgene Corporation

* The $1000 Genome in the $100 Million Clinical Trial
* Do Novel Targets still matter? Pathway Analysis comes of age
* What do we know and when do we know it? Integrating biomarker and clinical data for
* Go/No-Go decisions
* Three vital acronyms for 21st Century drug discovery: LIMS, ELNs and CROs

Causal vs Correlative Diagnostics and Biomarkers: Understanding the Difference
Moderators: Michael Liebman, Ph.D., Managing Director, Strategic Medicine, Inc. and
Sabrina Molinaro, Ph.D., Institute for Clinical Physiology, National Research Council, Italy

* Understanding the limitations of correlation and the opportunity for causality
* Analyzing and evaluating existing algorithms for risk and diagnosis
* The need to address biological complexity and process to the equation

The Bioinformatics & Cancerinformatics 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.

To view the agenda, speaker line-up, and to register:

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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