IO Informatics’ Quarterly Newsletter - Summer 2010


Breaking News

·         Best Practices Award

PROOF Centre of Excellence and UBC James Hogg iCAPTURE Research Centre Win Bio-IT World Best Practices Award in Partnership with IO Informatics 

The PROOF Centre of Excellence issues a press release detailing the award. 

The PROOF Centre of Excellence issues a press release detailing the award.

·         Recent Partnerships

IO recently announced strategic partnerships with Dell and Franz Inc.


Semantic Universe editor Tony Shaw recently spoke with Jans Aasman, CEO of Franz Inc., and Robert Stanley, President & CEO of IO Informatics, about the announcement of their new strategic partnership. The article was entitled, "The Pfizer IDEA project: An Interview with Franz' Jans Aasman and IO Informatics' Robert Stanley"   

Upcoming Events


IO Informatics will have a poster entitled, “From Concepts to Production: Semantic Technology Solves Real Life Sciences and Healthcare Challenges” at the SemTech 2010 conference in San Francisco, June 21 – 25.

       Bio-Soft 2010

Dr. Erich Gombocz, CSO and Vice President of IO Informatics will be presenting the keynote address at BIT Life Sciences' 2nd Annual World Bio-Soft Conference in Dalian, China, June 23 – 25. Dr. Gombocz’s keynote address is entitled, “The New Information Age in Life Sciences and Clinics: From Static Data Warehouses to Decision Support based on Dynamic Semantically Integrated Data and Knowledge Networks.” He will also be on the panel for Track 2-3: Bioinformatics in Genomics, Proteomics, Transcriptomics and Metabolomics.  

       ADAPT 2010

IO Informatics will be at the upcoming Accelerating Development & Advancing Personalized Therapy (ADAPT 2010) conference in Arlington, VA September 13 – 16. Dr. Raymond Ng, Professor, UBC and Dr. Erich Gombocz will be delivering a talk entitled, “Biomarker development to improve decision support for the treatment of organ failures – How far are we today?” In addition to the talk and an exhibit booth (#10), IO will be displaying a poster entitled, “Personalized Medicine in Action: Screening with Semantic Biology Models from Integrated Data Correlation and Knowledge Networks.”

Monthly Webinar Series

       Introduction to Semantics

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT

Discover how semantic technology breaks the data integration barrier leading to the eradication of data silos. This use-case driven introductory seminar will provide a brief overview of semantic technology and applications. Registration is required.

       Integrating Experimental Data

Tuesday, July 20, 2010 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT

Leverage semantic technology to combine various experimentally-derived data including all types of –omic data. Learn about how tools can be leveraged to maximize insight and knowledge from existing data. Registration is required.

       Integrating Public Data

Tuesday, August 24, 2010 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT

Discover and learn about new tools which are being used to efficiently and effectively combine public data with your experimental data. Harness the full potential of the multitude of publicly available resources. Registration is required.


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