BD2K-LINCS Data Science Symposium 1/31-2/2/18

BD2K-LINCS Data Science Symposium | Jan 31 – Feb 2, 2018 | Miami, FL

Studying Systems Biology by Cellular Perturbations

The BD2K-LINCS Data Coordination and Integration Center (DCIC) and the University of Miami present the third annual BD2K-LINCS Data Science Symposium (DSS 2018) on January 31 – February 2, 2018.

This annual symposium brings together experts in systems biology, data science, drug discovery and translational medicine from academia, industry and government to present their latest research and exchange new ideas and approaches in data driven biomedical research. The general theme of the symposium is the study of complex biological systems using large-scale cellular perturbation profiling and applications in drug development, translational biomedicine and environmental health. Talks will address a range of issues related to leveraging Big Data in translational research including integration, visualization, access, sharing, and reuse of data, software tools and the emerging NIH Big Data ecosystem. The program also provides a survey of data science research pertaining to the BD2K (Big Data to Knowledge) and LINCS (Library of Integrated Network-Based Cellular Signatures) consortia.

The Symposium is organized by the BD2K-LINCS DCIC, the U54 center is jointly funded by NIH BD2K and LINCS programs (U54HL127624) and with support from the Center for Computational Science and the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. The objective of the DCIC is to apply state of the art data science principles and methods in stewarding, integrating and analyzing data generated by the LINCS project and related resources.

Key Dates

Poster Abstract Deadline: December 15, 2017
Hotel Reservation Cut-off: December 20, 2017
Registration Deadline: January 10, 2018
Data Science Hackathon: January 31, 2018
Data Science Symposium: February 1 – 2, 2018


The event is free but pre-registration is required.

Registration Main Page | Participant Registration | Submit Poster Abstract | Abstract and Poster Guidelines

Hotels and Travel

The BD2K-LINCS DCIC has reserved a room block at the Atton Brickell Miami for the Hackathon and Data Science Symposium 2018 registrants at discounted rates. Click here for details including information about other hotels in the area.

Event Calendar


Data Science Hackathon (January 31)

Atton Brickell Miami, Meeting Room: Optimism
500 SW 1 AVE, Miami, Fl, 33129

Data Science Symposium 2018 (February 1 – 2)

University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Lois Pope Life Center Auditorium
1095 NW 14th Terrace, Miami, Fl, 33136


Dusica Vidovic PhD | University of Miami
Project Manager, Lead Scientist Center Coordinator
Email: dvidovic {at}


This symposium is funded by grant U54HL127624 awarded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute through funds provided by the trans-NIH LINCS Program and the trans-NIH BD2K initiative, and by resources from the University of Miami. 

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