Global Health Colloquium - Igor Jurisica

“High-performance computing and "big data" in integrative cancer informatics.  From biomarkers to new drugs and increased survival”

Igor Jurisica, Tier I Canada Research Chair in Integrative Cancer Informatics, Senior Scientist at OCI, Professor at the U Toronto and Visiting Scientists at IBMs CAS; Adjunct Professor at the School of Computing Queens U and Computer Science at York U.

Dr. Jurisica’s research focuses on integrative computational biology and the representation, analysis and visualization of high-dimensional data to identify prognostic/predictive signatures, drug mechanism of action and in silico re-positioning of drugs. Interests include comparative analysis for mining different integrated data sets (e.g., protein-protein interactions, high-dimensional cancer data, and high-throughput screens for protein crystallization).