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NGS and supercomputing, life as a couple

Seminario científico
11 May 2017
Next Generation Sequencing technology needs to be intimately linked to supercomputing to be able to process and store all the massive generated data.

Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies are essential these days on projects of all disciplines related to biology and medicine. The huge amount of data generated needs to be stored and processed in supercomputers to be kept for future use and to be understandable. All this needs to be well coordinated with a total interaction between NGS and supercomputing. In this workshop it will be presented how and where to archive NGS data, computational needs for small and medium research centers as well as for national infrastructures, how computing enterprises are moving to genomics and biomedicine, and some researchers will show their particular needs for their projects.

This workshop is free of charge.

Lugar del evento

Ramón Areces Seminar Room.

Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa (CBMSO) CSIC-UAM.

Campus de Excelencia Internacional (CEI) UAM+CSIC.

Cantoblanco, Madrid, Spain.

Ubicación / Cómo llegar

Follow this link to know how to get to CBMSO.


8:30 – 9:00     Registration


9:00 – 9:15      Rafael Garesse. Vice-rector of Research and Innovation. Introduction to workshop.

9:15 – 9:30      Alberto Luna. Centro de Computación Científica (CCC, Scientific Computing Center), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), Madrid, Spain: “The CCC Cibeles node at the Spanish Supercomputing Network (RES)”

9:30 –10:15     Guy Cochrane. European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge, UK: “European Nucleotide Archive, Big Data and Supercomputing”

10:15- 11:00   Víctor de la Torre. UAM-Fujitsu Chair, Madrid, Spain: “Fujitsu, Supercomputing and Genomics”


11:00-11:30     Coffee Break       

11:30- 11:45   Marta Renato. Spanish Supercomputing Network (Red Española Supercomputación, RES), Barcelona, Spain: "Spanish Supercomputing Network: resources and access"

11:45 -12:30   Ramón García Escudero.  Molecular Oncology Unit. CIEMAT, Madrid, Spain. "Transcriptome aberrations in cancer"

12:30 –13:10   John Broxholme. The Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Oxford, UK: “Big data and big files from NGS, and the problems they can generate”.


13:15 – 14:30 Lunch


14:30 –15:15   Juan Carlos Sánchez Rosado. UAM-IBM Chair, Madrid, Spain: “Big Data in Bio-medicine: IBM-Watson project”

15:15 –16:00   Antonio Alcamí. Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa (CBMSO, CSIC-UAM), Madrid, Spain: “Application of NGS to the discovery of new viruses in extreme environments and the air”


16:00 – 16:30 Coffe Break


16:30 –17:15   Niclas Jareborg. National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden (NBIS), Sweden: “NBIS, the Swedish national bioinformatics infrastructure”

17:15 –18:00   Alfonso Nuñez. Bioinformatics Service, CBMSO, CSIC-UAM, Madrid Spain: “Computational needs of NGS data analysts”

18:00 – 18:15 Begoña Aguado. End of workshop


18:15 – 19:30 Networking drinks


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