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Sunday, March 15 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Your Life in Big Data: Drugs and the Environment

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Our exposome, like our genome, plays an instrumental role in our livelihood. The exposome is defined as the collection of all environmental exposures humans encounter from birth to death, including dietary nutrients, drugs, pollutants, bacteria, and viruses. These factors can alter our genetic predisposition for disease. Unlike our genomes, however, our exposomes are not predetermined. Our disease risk can be changed by modifying our exposome. Additionally, the exposome itself is made up of interactions, such as the way drugs interact to produce unwanted side effects or additional benefits.
In this two and a half hour long workshop, we begin to answer this question by introducing the concept of a “Personal Exposome Project”. We shall provide answers to what environmental exposures are and what the exposome concept is. We will show how how scientists – and now individuals – can search for exposures associated with disease. We will try to answer how the genome and exposome interact.

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Chirag Patel

Asst Prof, Harvard University
Chirag Patel, PhD is a data scientist and assistant professor at the Center for Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School. His research goal is to address problems in human health and disease by developing computational methods to reason over large-scale environmental exposure... Read More →
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Nicholas Tatonetti

Asst Prof, Columbia University
Dr. Nicholas Tatonetti is assistant professor of biomedical informatics in the Departments of Biomedical Informatics, Systems Biology, and Medicine and is Director of Clinical Informatics at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia University. He received his PhD... Read More →

Sunday March 15, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
JW Marriott Room 201-202