The scientific program includes keynotes by leading researchers in the field (Lynn Schriml and Zhiyong Lu).


Times are provided for CDT time zone.

Monday, 11 July 2022

10:30 CAMDA Welcome
10:40 CAMDA Keynote: Addressing standardization challenges through integrated approaches in biomedical and genomic data Lynn Schriml, University of Maryland, Baltimore, U.S.A.
11:40 MetaSUB: An initiative to characterize the global microbiome and establish planetary-scale metagenomic surveillance (invited talk) Krista Ryon, MetaSUB International Consortium & Weill Cornel Medicine, NY, U.S.A.
12:00 Antimicrobial resistance prediction from whole-genome sequence and metagenomic data - challenges and opportunities (invited talk) Leonid Chindelevitch, Imperial College London, U.K.
12:30 Lunch and Posters
14:30 ISMB Proceeding: Phage-bacteria contig association prediction with a convolutional neural networkTianqi Tang, University of Southern California, U.S.A.
14:50 The systematic assessment of completeness of public metadata accompanying omics studiesSerghei Mangul, University of Southern California, U.S.A.
15:00 Assessing the completeness of immunogenetics databases across diverse populationsYu-Ning Huang, University of Southern California, U.S.A.
15:10 Data availability of open T-cell receptor repertoire data, a systematic assessmentNaresh Amrat Patel, University of Southern California, U.S.A.
15:20 GO Bench: Shared-hub for Universal Benchmarking of Machine Learning-Based Protein Functional AnnotationsAndrew Dickson, University of California - Berkeley, U.S.A.
15:30 Break, Open Networking Time
16:00 CAMDA Highlights - From Critical Assessment at CAMDA to real life applications: metagenomics in forensics Paweł Łabaj, Malopolska Centre of Biotechnology, Jagiellonian University University, Kraków, Poland
16:20 Network Medicine in Times of Pandemic: Can we repurpose drugs? (invited talk) Deisy Morselli Gysi, Harvard Medical School & Northeastern University, U.S.A.
16:40 A Data-Driven and Knowledge-Based Approach to Inferring Temporal Gene Networks for COVID-19 Mitsuhiro Odaka, National Institute of Informatics, Japan & Nantes Université, France
17:00 Submission Withdrawn: Modeling of large biological knowledge graph augmented with COVID-19 casual network data for drug repurposing Roman Koval, Bogomolets National Medical University, Kyiv, Ukraine
17:20 CAMDA Highlights - Making History - 20th Anniversary Joaquin Dopazo, Fundación Progreso y Salud (Andalusian Ministry of Health), University Hospital Virgen del Rocío, Seville, Spain
17:50 1st day summary
18:00 Virtual Poster Session
19:15 Leaving for CAMDA dinner

Tuesday, 12 July 2022

10:30 CAMDA Keynote: PubMed and Beyond: Biomedical Text Mining for Knowledge Discovery Zhiyong Lu, NCBI, NLM, NIH, U.S.A.
11:30 Automatic identification of drug-induced liver injury literature using natural language processing and machine learning methods Jung Hun Oh, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, U.S.A.
11:50 The CAMDA Contest Challenges 2022: TextNetTopics Combined with Random Forest Applied on Drug-induced Liver Injury (DILI) Literature Malik Yousef, Zefat College, Israel
12:10 Comparative analysis of information-theory-based statistical methods and transformer-based machine learning techniques for scientific literature classification Ihor Stepanov, The National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
12:30 Lunch and Posters
14:30 DeSIDE-DDI: Interpretable prediction of drug-drug interactions using drug-induced gene expressions Eunyoung Kim, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
14:50 AI-based Filter of Drug-induced Liver Injury Publications with Natural Language Processing and Conformal Prediction Xianghao Zhan, Stanford University, U.S.A.
15:30 Break, Open Networking Time
16:00 ISMB Proceeding: High-sensitivity pattern discovery in large, paired multi-omic datasets Andrew Ghazi, Broad Instotute, U.S.A.
16:20 CAMDA Trophy ceremony
16:40 CAMDA Caffee - Grand challenges of our times Joaquin Dopazo, Wenzhong Xiao, David Kreil
17:40 CAMDA summary and closing remarks


Lynn Schriml, PhD

President of the Genomic Standards Consortium
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health & Institute of Genome Science (IGS), University of Maryland, Baltimore, U.S.A.

Addressing standardization challenges through integrated approaches in biomedical and genomic data

Big data integration holds the promise of accessible datasets amenable to ML/AI approaches for knowledge discovery. However, the very FAIRness of biomedical and genome information resources is challenged by unstructured, non-standardized datasets distributed across numerous resources. Genomic resource initiatives, such as the HMP-DACC, Alliance of Genome Resources and the Common Fund Data Ecosystem are utilizing ontology and metadata standards to wrangle disparately collected data into integrated resources amenable for large scale data analysis. I will review the development and utilization of standards for characterizing complex disease mechanisms and genomic metadata integration. I will examine sources of unrecognized bias of collected data and highlight standardized approaches to address these challenges among genomic and cancer resources.

About the speake: Dr. Lynn Schriml is President of the Genomic Standards Consortium and leads the Human Disease Ontology project. Dr. Schriml’s research incorporates data science and knowledge engineering, focusing on the classification of genetic and environmental drivers of complex diseases, biomedical data sharing, integration and harmonization. Prior to joining IGS/UMSOM in 2007, Dr. Schriml led the development of the Gemina genomic epidemiology database at The Institute for Genome Research (TIGR) and model organism gene and genomic resources at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). Dr. Schriml conducted her postdoctoral studies on mammalian ABC-transporters at the National Cancer Institute with Michael Dean. On twitter: @lschriml, @genomestandards, @diseaseontology

Zhiyong Lu, PhD FACMI

Senior Investigator
Deputy Director for Literature Search
National Center of Biotechnology Information (NCBI)
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

PubMed & Beyond: Biomedical Text Mining for Knowledge Discovery

The explosion of biomedical big data and information in the past decade or so has created new opportunities for discoveries to improve the treatment and prevention of human diseases. But the large body of knowledge—mostly exists as free text in journal articles for humans to read—presents a grand new challenge: individual scientists around the world are increasingly finding themselves overwhelmed by the sheer volume of research literature and are struggling to keep up to date and to make sense of this wealth of textual information. Our research aims to break down this barrier and to empower scientists towards accelerated knowledge discovery. In this talk, I will present our work on developing large-scale, machine-learning based tools for better understanding scientific text in the biomedical literature. Moreover, I will demonstrate their uses in some real-world applications such as improving PubMed searches, scaling up data curation with PubTator, and taming COVID-19 pandemic paper tsunami in LitCovid.

About the speake: Dr. Zhiyong Lu is a Senior Investigator at the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) Intramural Research Program, leading research in biomedical text and image processing, information retrieval, and machine learning. As Deputy Director for Literature Search at National Center of Biotechnology Information (NCBI), Dr. Lu also directs the overall R&D efforts to improve literature search and information access in resources like PubMed and LitCovid that are used by millions worldwide. Over the years, Dr. Lu has mentored over 40 trainees and is a highly cited author with 300 peer-review articles. Dr. Lu is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI), Associate Editor of Bioinformatics, and Organizer of the BioCreative challenge series.

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Atul Butte, MD, PhD
Atul Butte, MD, PhD
Stanford University School of Medicine

Nikolaus Rajewsky, PhD
Nikolaus Rajewsky, PhD
Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine

Terry Speed, PhD
Terry Speed, PhD
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

Sandrine Dupoit, PhD
Sandrine Dudoit, PhD
University of California, Berkeley

John Quackenbush, PhD
John Quackenbush, PhD
Harvard School of Public Health

Eran Segal, PhD
Eran Segal, PhD
Weizmann Institute of Science

John Storey, PhD
John Storey, PhD
Princeton University

Chris Sander, PhD
Chris Sander, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Temple F. Smith, PhD
Temple F. Smith, PhD
Boston University

Curtis Huttenhower, PhD
Curtis Huttenhower, PhD
Harvard School of Public Health

Christopher E. Mason, PhD
Christopher E. Mason, PhD
Weill Cornell Medicine

Lodewyk Wessels, PhD
Lodewyk Wessels, PhD
Netherlands Cancer Institute

Cesare Furlanello, PhD
Cesare Furlanello, PhD
Fondazione Bruno Kessler

Rita Colwell, PhD
Rita Colwell, PhD
University of Maryland

Nikos Cyrpides, PhD
Nikos Cyrpides, PhD
DOE Joint Genome Institute

Francesca Ciccarelli, PhD
Francesca Ciccarelli, PhD
Francis Crick Institute

Call for Abstracts Opens24 January 2022
Late Posters Submissions Open25 April 2022
Poster Acceptance Notifications12 May 2022
CAMDA Extended Abstracts Deadline20 May 2022
Late Posters Submissions Deadline19 May 2022
Late Posters Acceptance Notifications26 May 2022
CAMDA Acceptance Notification26 May 2022
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