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Talk by Prof. Dr. Jean-Philippe Vert in the context of our Distinguished Speaker Series

On Wednesday, January 18, 2017,  Prof. Dr. Jean-Philippe Vert (PSL Research University, MINES ParisTech, Institut Curie, Paris) will give a talk in the context of the CBI Distinguished Speaker Series. The talk is entitled "Machine learning for patient stratification from genomic data" and will be held in Room 001, CBI (Building E 2.1) at 17:00 (sharp).


As the cost and throughput of genomic technologies reach a point where DNA sequencing is close to becoming a routine exam at the clinics, there is a lot of hope that treatments of diseases like cancer can dramatically improve by a digital revolution in medicine, where smart algorithms analyze « big medical data »  to help doctors take the best decisions for each patient. The application of machine learning-based techniques to genomic data raises however numerous computational and mathematical challenges that I will illustrate on a few examples of cancer patient stratification from gene expression or somatic mutation profiles..