Beyond Bits to Bytes: Looking to the Future in Imaging and Data Science

When: January 13, 2020, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Where: Broad Institute, 415 Main Street, Cambridge, MA

The role of data science in life science innovation is rapidly growing and evolving. If harnessed, the information explosion has the potential to catalyze new discoveries and treatments in healthcare to benefit patients in need. During this time of digital transformation, the potential exists to derive value from a wide variety of data sources, including next generation sequencing, mass spectrometry, electronic health records, images, and consumer wearables.

The MLSC will convene various stakeholders to discuss how data is rapidly changing patient care. The gathering will feature voices from industry and academic research partners leading in this space. The event will feature a panel discussion covering a wide range of topics, including requirements and standards for generating useful data, patient privacy, barriers to adoption, and workforce training challenges.


3 p.m. – Registration & Networking

3:30 p.m. – Brief speaking program featuring remarks from:

Damon Cox, Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development Assistant Secretary of Technology, Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Jennifer Griffin, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Vice President of Industry Strategy and Investments

3:45 p.m. – Panel discussion on Looking to the Future in Imaging and Data Science


Anne Carpenter, Senior Director of the Imaging Platform, Institute Scientist at Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Aditya Khosla, Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer at PathAI

Bruce Rosen, Director of the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Laurence Lamson Robbins Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School

Zachary Piccolomini, Shareholder, Electrical & Computer Technologies at Wolf Greenfield

Trent Thakur, Senior Program Manager at GE Healthcare

4:30 p.m. – Networking

Light refreshments and snacks will be available pre and post-event

The MLSC recently launched the second round of its Bits to Bytes Capital Call to provide funding for projects that will generate and analyze large datasets to answer pressing life science questions, and train data scientists in the Commonwealth. The inaugural round of Bits to Bytes provided $6.7 million in capital funding to nine data-driven, cross-sector projects focused on imaging, cancer, neuroscience, drug discovery and clinical trial design.

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