Keynote: Aled Edwards, Structural Genetics Consortium "Why health care is broken from the scientist perspective"
APRIL 15, 2011 -- PART 1: ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE PAST YEAR
The second Sage Bionetworks Commons Congress will be held in San Francisco on April 15-16, 2011. The theme will be the move towards personalized, patient-driven medicine, and the role that Sage Bionetworks can play in that transition. Expect reports from the Sage Federation, Working Groups, and exciting projects like SageCite, poster sessions and evening activities.
A patient perspective on healthcare followed by summaries of the new projects that have emerged since the 2010 Congress as a demonstration that the efforts of the Commons over the past year have paid off. The Federation, the Commons Platform, Repository and independent projects like SageCite will be featured. Sage Bionetworks will review its own internal development work and a new journal for sharing models will be announced.
Dr. Aled Edwards oversees the Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC). Trained as a protein biochemist at McGill University and at Stanford University, his group collaborated to determine the structures of many proteins, protein-protein complexes and protein-DNA complexes, mostly in the areas of transcription and DNA replication, and DNA repair.