The Big in Big Data: Breakthrough Discoveries, Disease Disparities, and Precision Medicine

Dear Colleagues,

Regrettably, due to unforeseen circumstances, we will be postponing the Computational Medicine Symposium, which was originally scheduled for November 07/08, to Spring 2019.

We will be updating this page as soon as a new date has been confirmed.

The CMC Team

November 07 and 08, 2018Spring 2019

A Computational Medicine Center Symposium on big data and disease disparities.

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Big Data Registration Fee

Students / Postdoctoral Fellows (Jefferson & Affiliates, Non-Jefferson)


Faculty / Physicians / Other Health Professionals (Jefferson & Affiliates)

$200 $0

Alumni (Jefferson & Affiliates)

$200 $0

Faculty / Physicians / Other Health Professionals (Non-Jefferson)

$300 $0

Industry & Other Non-Academic

$400 $0

Preliminary Agenda – Subject to Change

6:00PM – 7:00PM

Registration & Buffet Dinner for Attendees

7:00PM – 7:15PM

Welcome & Introductions

Isidore Rigoutsos, PhD

Computational Medicine Center, Thomas Jefferson U


Mark Tykocinski, MD

Provost, and Dean Sidney Kimmel Medical College


7:15PM – 8:15PM

Keynote Presentation: Advancing Cancer Disparities Research: Opportunities for Big Data, Translational Research, and Precision Medicine

Tiffany Wallace, PhD

Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities, NCI, NIH


7:00AM – 7:45AM

Registration & Buffet Breakfast for Attendees

7:45AM – 8:00AM

Welcome & Introductions

Mark Tykocinski, MD

Provost, and Dean Sidney Kimmel Medical College


8:00AM – 8:30AM

Personalized MicroRNA Therapy for Cancer

Frank Slack, PhD

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard U


8:30AM – 9:00AM

Towards a Complete Characterization of the Human MicroRNAome

Eric Londin, PhD

Computational Medicine Center, Thomas Jefferson U


9:00AM – 9:30AM


Katherine Sherif, MD

Department of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson U


9:30AM – 10:00AM

Coffee Break

10:00AM – 10:30AM

About Chomsky, Genomic Immunity, and Cancer Patients

George Calin, MD, PhD

Department of Experimental Therapeutics, MD Anderson Cancer Center


10:30AM – 11:00PM

Lung Cancer Health Disparities and Precision Medicine

Brid Ryan, PhD, MPH

Laboratory of Human Carcinogenesis, NCI, NIH


11:00AM – 11:30AM

Big Data on Small Things: Using Single-Cell Transcriptomics and miRNA Profiling to Understand Human Development

Louise Laurent, MD, PhD

Department of Reproductive Medicine, UC San Diego School of Medicine


11:30AM – 12:00PM

Cyclic-phosphate-containing RNAs as a Hidden Layer of Transcriptome Dysregulated in Diseases

Yohei Kirino, PhD

Computational Medicine Center, Thomas Jefferson U


12:00PM – 1:30PM

Buffet Lunch for Attendees / Networking

1:30PM – 2:00PM

Mitochondrial Polymorphisms as Predictors of Disparities in Metastasis Efficiency and Therapeutic Efficacy?

Danny Welch, PhD

Dept. of Cancer Biology, Kansas U. Medical Center


2:00PM – 2:30PM

Nuclear and Mitochondrial Short Non-coding RNAs that Depend on Sex, Population Origin, and Race are Linked to Key Pathways

Isidore Rigoutsos, PhD

Computational Medicine Center, Thomas Jefferson U


2:30PM – 3:00PM

Multiscale Neuroscience and Genetic Liability to Neuropsychiatric Disease

Panagiotis Roussos, MD, PhD

Dept of Neuroscience, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


3:00PM – 3:30PM

Discussion – All Speakers


Closing Remarks / Departure

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