The Omics Integration in Biology and Medicine Workshop, held on June 19th and 20th is now available for viewing on NIH Videocast: Day 1 and Day 2. The workshop focused on the emerging field of integrating disparate omic data from genomics, proteomics, glycomics, etc. in order to better understand key biological processes and also improve clinical practice. Discussants identified technical and biological barriers in omic integration, with solutions to build a consensus towards data integration in bioscience and to better define phenotypes.
As omics science moves forward, identifying methodologies and applications based on specific types of omic data, as well as their integration, becomes increasingly important as it provides new insights to be rapidly tested in basic or applied research. The workshop was sponsored by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s Proteomics Centers Program and also the National Cancer Institute’s Office of Cancer Clinical Proteomics.