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Introducing PerMedCoE Building Blocks and Workflows to streamline biological analysis pipelines

Analysing biological datasets is nearly always a multi-step process involving many interconnected stages. Even so, the lack of transparent approaches to managing complex data analysis pipelines remains a common challenge in the life sciences. Another limiting factor is that completing such pipelines often requires in-depth knowledge of many data analysis tools and programming languages. There is, therefore, a continued need for methodologies that make complex biological data analysis pipelines easier to implement.

This webinar will present some of the main practical ways through which PerMedCoE seeks to make data analysis pipelines more manageable and accessible to researchers. In particular, the webinar will provide an overview of how the project addresses many biological use cases using a single, shared approach in which semi-automated workflows are constructed using purpose-designed building blocks.

About the speaker

Dr Jesse Harrison is a Senior Data Scientist and Project Manager at CSC - IT Center for Science Ltd, where he currently leads the Horizon EU BioDT project. His other tasks have included R environment design, maintenance and support on CSC computing platforms, bioinformatics tool development, and teaching. Prior to joining CSC in 2019, Jesse held postdoctoral positions in microbial ecology, astrobiology and environmental chemistry at the universities of Helsinki, Turku, Vienna and Edinburgh (2012-2019).

Who is this course for?

This webinar is part of PerMedCoE webinar series and is open for anyone interested in PerMedCoE products and developments, as well as for researchers in the life sciences, bioinformaticians and life sciences software developers.

The goal of PerMedCoE is to provide an efficient and sustainable entry point to the HPC/Exascale-upgraded methodology to translate omics analyses into actionable models of cellular functions of medical relevance.


By the end of this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Describe the concept of building blocks in PerMedCoE
  • Define how building blocks can be used for workflow planning and execution

This webinar took place on 15 December 2022. Please click the 'Watch video' button to view the recording

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15 December 2022
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  • Jesse Harrison
    CSC - IT Center for Science

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