PRESENTATIONS (click on presentation title to download presentation):

Baylor College of Medicine (TCC Member):

  Cristian Coarfa:  Environmental Exposures and the Epigenome: The Writing is on the Wall

  Shashikant Kulkarni: Quest for a Shortcut to Precision Omics

  Olivier Lictharge:  Omics Applications of Evolutionary Theory

  Lynn Zechiedrich:  After all the 'Omics: A New Solution


  Liz Warren:  Results from ISS-National Lab Microbiome Workshop

KBRWyle (TCC Member):

  Tina Bayuse:  Pharmacogenomics: One Potential Factor in Personalizing Space Medicine

  Zarana Patel:  Omics Approaches for Space Radiation Risk Assessment in Astronauts

NASA Johnson Space Center (TCC Member):

  Marc Ott:  Advantages and Context of Omic Approaches for Microbial Risk Assessments of Spacecraft Environments

  Kate Rubins: Systems Biology Approaches for Spacecraft Environments - KEYNOTE

  Sarah Wallace:  Beyond DNA Sequencing in Space: Current and Future Omics Capabilities of the Biomolecule Sequencer Payload  

National Institutes of Health/NIAID:

  Carmen Rios:  Predictive-omics: A NIAID Perspective

Sandia National Laboratories:

  Glory Aviña:  Assessing Human Health Through Real-Time Data Collection at the Grand Canyon

  Ronen Polsky:  Transdermal Microneedle Sensors to Measure Biomarker Signatures and Report on Human Performance

Scripps Research Institute:

  Nathan Grubaugh:  AstroPath: Virus Evolution and Diagnostics in Space

Stanford Medical School:

  Ash Alizadeh:  Circulating Tumor DNA Analysis for Personalized Cancer Detection and Monitoring

University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine:

  Charles Chiu:  Real-Time Metagenomic Next-Generation Analysis for Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston:

  Zhongming Zhao:  Bioinformatics Research in the Era of Big Data and Precision Medicine

Weill Cornell Medicine:

  Daniela Bezdan:  New Technologies and Methods for Sequencing on Earth and Space

Omics Workshop Pictures

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  7:30 – Networking Breakfast
  8:00 – Welcome, NASA Keynote
  8:30 – Presentation Panel Session 1
  9:45 – Networking Break
10:15 – Presentation Panel Session 2
11:45 – Lunch
12:30 – TCC Overview
12:45 – Presentation Panel Session 3
  2:15 – Networking Break
  2:45 – Presentation Panel Session 4
  4:00 – Working Group Sessions              ​
                          Microbial & Environmental
                          Data Analytics
                          Cancer & Precision Medicine
  5:00 – Adjourn

Are you developing or applying omics to assess human health or understand the environment?

Are you looking for omics-related solutions or collaboration partners?

Omics Workshop - April 11, 2017, hosted by NASA at the Johnson Space Center - SOLD OUT

NASA and the Technology Collaboration Center held an Omics Workshop, at the NASA Johnson Space Center, on April 11, 2017, covering a broad range of cross-industry Omics and Systems Biology topic areas.

Omics integrates multiple biological disciplines (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, epigenomics, metabolomics and microbiomics) to focus on measurements of a diverse array of biomolecules.

This event brought together organizations from a variety of sectors to accelerate shared awareness of the rapidly changing state of the art in omics science and technology, with presentations on the latest advances and unmet challenges, in a format providing an opportunity for participants to network and explore potential partnerships, including working group sessions fostering collaborative insight on specific topics.

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