Data science poised to unlock major health discoveries in Ireland and Europe, says Insight director

Irish data research centre joins call for better biobanking infrastructure in Ireland and Europe”A biobanking capacity in Ireland linked to a European infrastructure, underpinned by good data analytics and biomedical science, holds enormous potential for the European health research effort.”Prof Barry O’Sullivan was speaking ahead of a seminar on data science, health research and bio-banking at UCC on January 7 2016.The Insight Centre for Data Analytics and Europe’s bio-banking infrastructure BBMRI-ERIC together hosted a seminar entitled ‘The Input of BioMolecular Biobanking to Data Analytics and Medical Research.’A biobank is any facility that stores biological samples for use in medical research. There are currently more than forty biobanks in Ireland. The patient data that accompanies stored samples is critical to its research value. There is increasing collaboration between the clinical research…


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