Merging Medical Informatics and Bioinformatics for Personalized Medicine

A special issue of Journal of Personalized Medicine (ISSN 2075-4426).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (5 June 2020) | Viewed by 440

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1. Center for Integrative Genomics, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA
2. School of Biological Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA
Interests: genomics for predictive health; transcriptional variation; integrative genomics and wellness; genetics of inflammatory disease
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Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Interests: translational bioinformatics; precision medicine; machine learning
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Institute for Biomedical Informatics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Interests: biomedical informatics; data science; functional genomics; precision medicine; translational bioinformatics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Personalized medicine embraces a spectrum of approaches for evidence-driven medical care, ranging from precision molecular diagnosis to genome-based prediction of disease onset or progress. One emerging frontier is the merging of bioinformatics with medical informatics, i.e., the use big data analytical methods to learn the attributes of patients that may be informative for genetic analysis. Consequently, we aim to present a series of papers that describes new approaches using machine learning and very-large-scale data analytics to approaching critical problems in medicine. The scope may include practical issues such as the development of applications that facilitate the translation to bedside care, theoretical approaches for merging bioinformatics and medical informatics, or focused case studies. Medical informatics and bioinformatics have developed in parallel, with both fields attracting more and more students and generating excellent career prospects for them. We are finding that computer science, biomedical engineering, genetics, and medical trainees are increasingly interested in the interface of their disciplines. Now is an excellent time to promote integrative biomedical informatics. Big data is at the cutting edge of personalized medicine, and very large biobanks are driving the research agenda. At the same time, it is critical that translational research addresses the challenges in moving analytical discoveries into pipelines for personal care. We welcome studies that embrace machine learning, parsing of electronic medical records, processing of million-plus-sample genomic datasets, and of 10 million-plus public health datasets. Research on the subclassification of disease, joint modeling of genetic and clinical attributes, and ancestry-dependent biases in personalized medicine will also be particularly welcome.

Prof. Dr. Marylyn D. Ritchie
Prof. Jason H. Moore
Prof. Dr. Greg Gibson
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  • medical informatics
  • big data
  • predictive health
  • machine learning
  • genomics

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