This week was a busy week of events. While Nadia was in <a href='http://blog.repositive.io/3-april-2016-ga4gh-global-engagement-workshop-launch-of-brca-challenge-and-cherry-blossom/'Kyoto for # ICHG2016 attending among other things the GA4GH workshop</a>, I was in Boston at the <a href='http://www.bio-itworldexpo.com'BioIT World Congress</a>, meeting and discussing genomic data availability with data analysis experts, scientists and many service providers.
The keynotes were highlighting the big data that is around us waiting to be utilised for the benefit of medical research:
In other news from # BioIT16 was Illuminas launch of <a href='https://www.linkedin.com/company/7935564'BaseSpace Informatics Suite</a> which connects their data analysis pipeline all the way from sample management on the machine (LIMS functionality) to variant calling and cohort analysis.
All the service providers and vendors presented demos of their platforms in the exhibition hall and I had great discussions with both <a href='https://www.dnanexus.com'DNAnexus</a> and <a href='https://www.sbgenomics.com'SevenBridges Genomics</a> on how their platforms allow users to collaborate and share their data with their peers in the research community. <--- More on this in a later blog post!