Zhang Zhang

Building a big data ecosystem for bioinformatics

Biological omics data are generated at unprecedented rates and scales, making bioinformatics increasingly more data-intensive and data-integrative with tremendous potential for knowledge discovery from big data. However, little attention has been devoted to building a big data ecosystem for bioinformatics, which comprises a collection of all necessary digital assets and resources, linking and interacting as a system for big data deposition, integration, and translation. Here I will give a talk on my perspectives of big data ecosystem for bioinformatics and present the recent development of our National Genomics Data Center & BIG Data Center on what we did, what we are doing and what we will do next by seeking possible collaborations worldwide.

Short CV

Zhang Zhang is professor at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Executive Director of the BIG Data Center at the Beijing Institute of Genomics. His research interests focus on Big Data integration, analytics, and computational health genomics. His work includes projects and resources such as the EWAS Atlas, a knowledgebase of epigenome-wide association studies, or LncBook + LncRNAWiki, an expert + community curated resource for human long non-coding RNAs. He obtained his PhD in Computer Science at the Institute of Computing Technology in China, 2007.