The recent developments of experimental techniques in biomedical
research and treatment practice have led to the extensive generation of
increasingly complex high throughput datasets, especially for the life
sciences and clinical disciplines. This has in turn resulted in a vast
number of approaches to process, model, and interpret such large-scale
data, prompting for innovations in computational fields, such as
biostatistics, bioinformatics, and data science.
A tight cooperation among researchers of different disciplines will be essential to allow an efficient integration and translation of the single layers into systems medicine, for empowering medical research, biomarker discovery and personalised medicine.
In our Summer School “Genomics and Transcriptomics, Integrated with Proteomics and Medical Informatics: learning the cornerstones of Systems Medicine” (GTIPI), we will bring together local and international experts from these fields and twenty early career researchers who already had basic exposure to bioinformatics to build a solid common ground to assimilate the foundations of these disciplines, enabling them to develop a research plan with a stronger Systems Medicine focus for their scientific careers.
The lectures on the different cornerstone components of systems medicine, complemented by hands-on sessions with participative learning, will enable the participants to actively acquire a broad set of basic skills across study design, data analysis, high throughput biology (genomics, transcriptomics, and proteomics – also at the single cell resolution), and medical informatics (involving systems and data integration as well as applications of artificial intelligence). This will make them proficient to adequately plan experiments as well as to use state-of-the-art methods for their own high-throughput data and make informed choices about integrative data analysis strategies.
The GTIPI 2022 Summer School is funded by the e:Med program of the BMBF, and is supported by the University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz.