Uses of big data for health
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Tuesday 21st May 2019
Doors Open 18:30 | Event 19:00 - 22:00
Cafe The Crown
Gedempte Zuiderdiep 2, 9711 HG 

Science - a matter of life and data

Science. Of old, it was about getting data and making the most of it. These days, data are coming from everywhere and in enormous amounts. That comes with opportunities, and with great challenges. I will briefly illustrate how the data revolution is changing the face of science, show how it has changed the science I have done over the past two decades, and sketch what it has in store. That branch of science of mine concerns the miniscule molecular machines of life: proteins. And all that data should show us how they work, and how to fix them if they’re broken: as a matter of life and data.

Tsjerk Wassenaar

Scientific Software Developer

University of Groningen


Artificial intelligence for personalised diagnostics of bowel disorders

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) are common, chronic, disorders of the human gut. Currently, these diseases are diagnosed by using multiple, often invasive, clinical procedures such as colonoscopy. Microorganisms that inhabit the human gut are known to be associated with human health and disease, and reduction in ‘beneficial’ bacteria has been linked to IBD and IBS. This presentation will focus on illustrating the recent developments in utilisation of human gut bacteria for non-invasive diagnosis and classification of IBD and IBS.


Ranko Gacesa

Post-doc - Weersma Group