Omics Workshop - April 11, 2017
NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX

NASA and the Technology Collaboration Center held an Omics Workshop, at the NASA Johnson Space Center, on April 11, 2017, covering a broad range of cross-industry Omics and Systems Biology topic areas.

Omics integrates multiple biological disciplines (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, epigenomics, metabolomics and microbiomics) to focus on measurements of a diverse array of biomolecules.

This event brought together organizations from a variety of sectors to accelerate shared awareness of the rapidly changing state of the art in omics science and technology, with presentations on the latest advances and unmet challenges, in a format providing an opportunity for participants to network and explore potential partnerships, including working group sessions fostering collaborative insight on specific topics.

  7:30  Networking Breakfast
  8:00  Welcome, NASA Keynote
  8:30  Presentation Panel Session 1
  9:45  Networking Break
10:15  Presentation Panel Session 2
11:45  Lunch
12:30  TCC Overview
12:45  Presentation Panel Session 3
  2:15  Networking Break
  2:45  Presentation Panel Session 4
  4:00  Working Group Sessions              ​
                          Microbial & Environmental
                          Data Analytics
                          Cancer & Precision Medicine
  5:00  Adjourn

Presentations (click on presentation title to download presentation):

Baylor College of Medicine (TCC Member):
  Cristian Coarfa:  Environmental Exposures and the Epigenome: The Writing is on the Wall

  Shashikant Kulkarni: Quest for a Shortcut to Precision Omics
  Olivier Lictharge:  Omics Applications of Evolutionary Theory
  Lynn Zechiedrich:  After all the 'Omics: A New Solution

  Liz Warren: Results from ISS-National Lab Microbiome Workshop

KBRWyle (TCC Member):
  Tina Bayuse: Pharmacogenomics: One Potential Factor in Personalizing Space Medicine
  Zarana Patel:  Omics Approaches for Space Radiation Risk Assessment in Astronauts

NASA Johnson Space Center (TCC Member):
  Marc Ott:  Advantages and Context of Omic Approaches for Microbial Risk Assessments of Spacecraft Environments
  Kate Rubins: Systems Biology Approaches for Spacecraft Environments - KEYNOTE
  Sarah Wallace:  Beyond DNA Sequencing in Space: Current and Future Omics Capabilities of the Biomolecule Sequencer Payload  

National Institutes of Health/NIAID:
  Carmen Rios: Predictive-omics: A NIAID Perspective

Sandia National Laboratories:
  Glory Aviña: Assessing Human Health Through Real-Time Data Collection at the Grand Canyon
  Ronen Polsky: Transdermal Microneedle Sensors to Measure Biomarker Signatures and Report on Human Performance

Scripps Research Institute:
  Nathan Grubaugh: AstroPath: Virus Evolution and Diagnostics in Space

Stanford Medical School:
  Ash Alizadeh:  Circulating Tumor DNA Analysis for Personalized Cancer Detection and Monitoring

University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine:
  Charles Chiu: Real-Time Metagenomic Next-Generation Analysis for Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston:
  Zhongming Zhao: Bioinformatics Research in the Era of Big Data and Precision Medicine

Weill Cornell Medicine:
  Daniela Bezdan: New Technologies and Methods for Sequencing on Earth and Space