Investigating Provenance in Cell Biology
at IPAW 2014
June 2014, Cologne, Germany
This tutorial will investigate the following themes:
Duration & Format:
This 3 hour tutorial is expected to be an interactive session, with significant discussion between the presenters and the audience.
There will be an initial 1.5 hour presentation (by Khan, Errington and Rana), followed by a 45 minute break out session (into three groups). This is then followed by a "bringing it together" session of 45 minutes.
A key outcome is expected to be the identification of key challenges for provenance recording, annotation, storage and analysis in cell biology.
This event is primarily targeted towards computer scientists to identify the state of irreproducibility in biological sciences, especially in cell biology. The organisers will provide a number of key challenges that could stimulate work in the use of the recent PROV model from W3C and potential tools that could be benefit to cell biologists. Two key aspects:
About the presenters:
Dr Imtiaz Khan is a Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellow, working collaboratively with Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, USA and Cardiff University, UK. He is the lead developer of virtual laboratory work environment – ProtocolNavigator (PN) that enables the design, capture, exploration and sharing of experimental protocols through a visual map with contextual links to the resulting data.
Rachel Errington is currently a Professor in BioMolecular Imaging and Systems Cytometry at Cardiff University, leading a multi-disciplinary R&D programme focused on biophotonics and predictive cancer biology. Rachel is an entrepreneur and director at Biostatus Ltd, a UK biotechnology developing novel fluorescent probes and tools for cell-based assays.
Omer Rana is Professor of Performance Engineering at Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics. He was formerly the deputy director of the Welsh eScience Centre at Cardiff University -- where he had an opportunity to collaborate with a number of scientists working in computational science and engineering. He was involved in two projects investigating provenance in service-oriented architectures: the UK EPSRC-funded PASOA (Provenance Aware Service-Oriented Architecture) and the European “Grid Provenance” project.
Part of the ProtocolNavigator project