Bioinformatics: A Big Data Challenge

Date:
Tuesday 8 April 2014

Time:
Talk starts at 7.00pm. Tea/Coffee from 6.30pm

Venue:
University of Wolverhampton, MC Building, Room MC228, City Campus, Wulfrana Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1SB

Cost:
Free to attend for both BCS Members and non-members

Speaker:

David Huen, University of Wolverhampton

Event details:

The very rapid technological development since the Human Genome Project poses interesting challenges to computing professionals in terms of how the data can be captured, analysed and archived. This talk by David Huen of the University of Wolverhampton will introduce a general audience to the origins and the motivations for collecting and storing this data and provide an appreciation of the kind of challenges that lie ahead for its management and analysis.

About the speaker:

David Huen originally trained as a chemical engineer in Birmingham in those distant days when strikes used to happen every Christmas. He worked in the petroleum industry for six years prior to returning to academia to retrain as a molecular biologist. He has been in academic research since, first at Birmingham and subsequently in Cambridge. He is currently a lecturer in Bioinformatics at the University of Wolverhampton.