Biomedical Massive Data Revolution | Dr. Stefan Bekiranov | TEDxRVA

Biomedical Large Data Revolution | Dr. Stefan Bekiranov | TEDxRVA

Discover a cure for cancer from the comfort of your living room while in your PJs. It’s more possible today than it was a brief time ago. We are at the moment undergoing a revolution in the field of biomedical investigation that will allow tailoring preventative methods and therapies straight for every single patient–Precision medicine. Systems Biologist, Stefan Bekiranov talks about what’s driving this revolution and how researchers are discovering potential cures to diseases such as cancer at a faster price than ever before.

This talk was offered at a nearby TEDx event, made independently of the TED Conferences. It was filmed and edited by Tijo Media at the Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center in Richmond, VA.

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Following receiving his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from UCLA, Dr. Stefan Bekiranov worked as a microwave engineer at Raytheon Electromagnetic Systems Division in Santa Barbara. He received his PhD in theoretical condensed matter physics from the University of California at Santa Barbara and went on to do postdoctoral investigation in statistical/condensed matter physics at the University of Maryland. Soon after that, Dr. Bekiranov performed more postdoctoral study in computational biology at The Rockefeller University. He pioneered the evaluation of higher-resolution genomic tiling array data as a Bioinformatics Staff Scientist at Affymetrix. He is now an Associate Professor at the University of Virginia School of Medicine functioning in the fields of epigenomics and systems biology and has published more than 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals. The ultimate objective of his work is to arrive at enhanced therapeutic targets to treat and hopefully, one day, remedy cancer.

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