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  • From: Todd Sedmak <>
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  • Subject: [I2-NEWS] ESnet and Internet2 Host Focused Technical Workshop For Life Sciences
  • Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2013 14:30:29 +0000
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ESnet and Internet2 Host Focused Technical Workshop For Life Sciences

Technology Leaders To Discuss Challenges and Best Practices To Support Data-Intensive Science

Berkeley, Calif.—July 15, 2013--The Department of Energy’s ESnet and Internet2 will host the first Focused Technical Workshop titled, “Network Issues for Life Sciences Research,” at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, July 17 to 18. 

The meeting brings network engineers, network researchers together with the life science research community to discuss network and computing challenges and requirements with the purpose of developing next steps for supporting this data-intensive science community. The full agenda is available by clicking here.

The workshop will include keynotes from Jay Keasling, Berkeley Lab’s associate laboratory director for Biosciences and chief executive officer of the Joint BioEnergy Institute; George Komatsoulis, chief information officer of the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute; and Adam Arkin, computational biologist and director of Berkeley Lab's Physical Biosciences Division, and principal investigator for the Kbase project.

The workshop's format is designed to encourage lively, interactive discussions by the invited speakers and panelists. Four main topic areas will be explored including:

Network Infrastructure Issues and Architectures: speakers include Don Preuss, National Center for Biotechnology Information ; Bill Barnett, Indiana University and National Center for Genome Analysis Support; Chris Dagdigian, BioTeam; Migiel de Vos, SURFnet; and Kuang-Ching Wang, Clemson University.

Cloud and Storage Architectures: speakers include Bob Grossman, University of Chicago, BioNimbus ; Narayan Desai, KBase and Argonne National Laboratory ; and Sanjay Joshi, EMC-Isilon.

Workflow Engines, Portals and Gateways: speakers include Ewa Deelman, USC/ISI; David Skinner, National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) ; Yushu Yao, National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), and James Taylor, Emory University

Data Movement Architecture and Tools: speakers include Dan Maltbie, Annai Systems ; Michelle Munson, Aspera ; Martin Swany, Indiana University; Steve Tuecke, Globus Online; and Jason Zurawski, ESnet.

About ESnet •
ESnet provides the high-bandwidth, reliable connections that link scientists at national laboratories, universities and other research institutions, enabling them to collaborate on some of the world's most important scientific challenges including energy, climate science, and the origins of the universe. Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Science and located within the Scientific Networking Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, ESnet provides scientists with access to unique DOE research facilities and computing resources.

About Internet2® •
Internet2® is a member-owned advanced technology community founded by the nation's leading higher education institutions in 1996. Internet2 provides a collaborative environment for U.S. research and education organizations to solve common technology challenges, and to develop innovative solutions in support of their educational, research, and community service missions.

Internet2 consists of more than 220 U.S. universities, 60 leading corporations, 70 government agencies, 38 regional and state education networks and more than 100 national research and education networking partners representing more than 50 countries. Internet2 offices are located in Ann Arbor, Mich.; Emeryville, Calif.; and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit or follow @Internet2 on Twitter.

Media contact:

Internet2, Todd Sedmak, or , 202-331-5373 


  • [I2-NEWS] ESnet and Internet2 Host Focused Technical Workshop For Life Sciences, Todd Sedmak, 07/15/2013

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