September 22, 2013 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bethesda – Washington DC, USA, in conjunction with ACM-BCB, September 22-25, 2013
EpiVax will be making a stop in DC this September at the ICIW Workshop 2013! EpiVax’s propriety in-silico platforms embody the essence of “Bridging Immunology and Computer Science” by enabling drug developers to design more effective vaccines and safer biologics. We hope to see you there!
ICIW 2013 Summary:
Technical advances in instrumentation, sample processing, immunological assays, and bioinformatics techniques generated large amount of immunological data. The overwhelming quantities and complexity of these data present a challenge for immunologists trying to interpret results, extract useful information, and derive new knowledge. The main role of immunoinformatics and computational immunology computational immunology is to convert immunological data into computational problems, solve these problems using mathematical and computational approaches, and then interpret the results to answer immunologically meaningful questions and advance our understanding of the immune system.
The main theme of this workshop is “Bridging Immunology and Computer Science”. Nowadays computational methods are integral to virtually every research and development project in every discipline. Immunology is not an exception and the need for sophisticated computational methods for research and development in immunology is increasing. At the same time, because of the extreme domain complexity of immunology, the lag between availability of sophisticated computational methods and their implementation in this field is increasing. There is ever growing need of computational methods for developing new vaccines and cancer immunotherapy and improving our knowledge and understanding of the immune system. Complementing laboratory experiments, computer approaches speed up knowledge discovery in immunology.