BeeSpace and Beyond Functional Analysis of Genes and Environment Bruce Schatz Department of Medical Information Science email@example.com, www.canis.uiuc.edu Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) www.beespace.uiuc.edu Illinois Informatics Institute (I3) www.informatics.uiuc.edu Dell Computer Visit July 7, 2008
BeeSpace FIBR Project BeeSpace project is NSF FIBR flagship Frontiers Integrative Biological Research, $5M for 5 years at University of Illinois Analyzing Nature and Nurture in Societal Roles using honey bee as model Genomic technologies in wet lab and dry lab Bee [Biology] gene expressions Space [Informatics] concept navigations Net Futures: Google Tech Talk on Telesophy
BeeSpace Faculty Investigators • Bruce Schatz Medical Information Science • ChengXiang Zhai Computer Science (north) • Sandra Rodriguez-Zas Animal Sciences (south) Supports (Students and Offices) • Saurabh Sinha Computer Science • Sheng Zhong Bioengineering • Matthew Hudson Crop Sciences Collaborators • Jiawei Han Computer Science • John MacMullen Library Information Science • Roxana Girju Linguistics
Bioinformatics Classrooms Bioinformatics Courses: Chemical Engineering 571 Bioinformatics Algorithms joint with Computer Science Animal Sciences 542 Applied Bioinformatics joint with Crop Sciences Example IGB Informatics Student: Brant Chee working on semantic clustering of Biological abstracts and Healthcare messages using small worlds algorithms from statistical physics
Beyond BeeSpace into the BioSpace The Analysis Environment technology is GENERAL! BirdSpace? BeeSpace? PigSpace? CowSpace? ArthropodSpace? AnimalSpace?
FAGE Group Functional Analysis of Genes and Environment BioSpace across entire biomedical literature Medline + Genbank -- Expressions + Populations Genotype + Phenotype for Behaviors + Diseases Computer Science, Bioengineering Animal Sciences, Crop Sciences Chemical Engineering, Statistics
Bioinformatics Flagships NSF FIBR $5M 2004-2009 Frontiers Integrative Biological Research USDA SCRI $4M 2008-2011 Specialty Crops Research Initiative NIH CEGS $10M 2009-2013 Center Excellence Genomic Science
Illinois Informatics Institute (I3) New Institute at University of Illinois Virtual only for Interdisciplinary Education New PhD Degree in Informatics start 2009 Signature is Applications plus Foundations Initial Core Areas are: Bioinformatics, Health Informatics, Spatial Informatics, Cultural Informatics, Societal Informatics, Data Analytics, Information Visualization