Lecture Series Translational Bioinformatics & Systems Biomedicine - "Translational Bioinformatics in the precision medicine era" - Prof Jessica Tenenbaum

01/02/2018 16:00 to 01/02/2018 18:30 (Europe/Luxembourg)


Prof Jessica TENENBAUM is Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Division of Translational Biomedical Informatics, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, USA.



The field of translational bioinformatics is at an exciting stage of progression. The past decade has seen the establishment of TBI as a widely recognized discipline unto itself, and the launch of a number of large-scale initiatives that TBI has enabled around the globe. The recent explosion of molecular data coupled with clinical data on actual patients holds the potential to define an entirely new taxonomy of disease. In this new taxonomy, disease would be classified not solely by macroscopic symptoms many of which have been observed for centuries, but rather based on underlying molecular and environmental causes. This paradigm shift, enabled by novel methods for the generation, storage, analysis, and visualization of “big data” in biology and medicine, promises to do nothing short of rewrite the textbook of medicine moving forward. As technology continues to advance, assay costs to decrease, and as methods are further refined, the next decade is likely to feature increasingly pervasive examples
of applied translational bioinformatics, both in healthcare and other areas of
day to day life. In this talk I will highlight success stories and outstanding achievements in, or enabled by, translational bioinformatics. I will describe some important caveats and obstacles we face in this rapidly advancing field, as well as some ideas on how to address those hurdles. Finally, I will explore some of the tremendous opportunities we face in the years ahead.



16.00 - 17.00: LECTURE

University of Luxembourg

Maison des Sciences Humaines

11, Porte des Sciences 

L-4366 Esch/Alzette

Blackbox room

17.00 - 18.30: 'meet THE SPEAKER'

University of Luxembourg

Maison des Sciences Humaines

11, Porte des Sciences

L-4366 Esch/Alzette

Room 2.07

Registration required for the 'Meet the Speaker' - send us an email

programme 2017-2018


The LIH lecture and workshops series in Translational Bioinformatics and Systems Biomedicine, supported by the FNR and jointly organized with the University of Luxembourg, are gathering internationally recognised speakers to address topics around Translational Bioinformatics and Systems Biomedicine.  Please find here  the full programme for 2017-2018.

This lecture will be followed by a workshop especially dedicated to early-stage researchers.

Attendance to the lecture and workshop are free of charge. Should you be interested in registering for the workshop, please feel free to do so by sending us an email.


From 01/02/2018 16:00
To 01/02/2018 18:30


Luxembourg Institute of Health