Life Sciences: (Remote:https://IU.zoom.us/j/376841850)
- Rob Quick (Indiana University)
3/7/17, 4:00 PM
Cancer Computer is a non-profit with a goal to create a computing platform, as a service, for cancer researchers. In just under 2 years since founding, we've received enough donations, to deploy a modest cluster, supporting OSG, the Galaxy Project, researchers in private virtual environments, and scavenging spare CPU and GPU cycles for public projects such as Rosetta and Folding at Home, and...
Mr Suchandra Thapa (Computation Institute / University of Chicago)
3/7/17, 4:20 PM
FreeSurfer is a software suite for processing and analyzing human MRI images. Freesurfer takes several hours to process a typical MRI scan (~40MB in size) and generates about 300MB of results. This makes it a good fit for computation on OSG. We present FSurf, a computational service that allows users to easily run typical FreeSurfer workflows on OSG.
Dr Oana Carja (University of Pennsylvania)
3/7/17, 4:40 PM
Molecular processes are fundamentally stochastic. Randomness is the rule in transcription, translation, cell-to-cell variation in protein levels, and heterogeneity in interactions. One common assumption is that such phenotypic variation is simply noise, and scientists often appeal to the statistics of large numbers when developing deterministic theories, ignoring any potentially adaptive role...
Prof. Stephen Ficklin (Washington State University), Mr William Poehlman (Clemson University)
3/7/17, 5:00 PM
Several petabytes of raw DNA sequencing data have been deposited into public databases in recent years, introducing novel opportunities for mining useful biological information. The Open Science Grid (OSG) provides hardware and software infrastructure that have enabled us to address complex biological questions at a larger scale than previously possible with our local HPC resources at...