CAMBRIDGE AI CLUB FOR BIOMEDICINE

The AI Club is a new initiative to bring together the Biomedical AI and Machine Learning community in Cambridge, to discuss common themes and explore different topics and methodologies. The sessions open conversations to inform, inspire, and connect researchers at all levels, on topics within computational biology, AI and bioinformatics.

Each session will involve two talks, followed by an interactive discussion and networking. Talks will be focused on methods and cover the details that so often get hidden in the supplement. We welcome scientists from across Cambridge to join us on the first Thursday of every month, for talks, discussion, and networking over beer and pizza. Events take place in the Lecture Theatre, Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre, Puddicombe Way, Cambridge CB2 0AW. No need to register in advance – just turn up!

The AI Club is a joint initiative, currently organised by Namshik Han’s group at the Milner Therapeutics Institute and Florian Markowetz’s group at Cancer Research UK. Greg Hannon’s and Mireia Crispin-Ortuzar’s groups also support this initiative and we welcome anyone who would like to help, whatever lab/group/company they are from! If you are interested in getting involved in the committee, please email Holly Giles. 

Next up

Thursday 2nd May, 2024
Join us to discuss this month’s theme: Feature Selection Methods

5.15pm  – Doors (and bar)
5.30pm  – Talks and panel discussion
6.30pm  – Pizza

Speakers:

Richard Argelaguet (Altos Labs UK)
“MOFA2: Principles of multi-omics data integration”

I did my PhD at the European Bioinformatics Institute (Cambridge, UK), supervised by John Marioni and Oliver Stegle, where I developed methods for the analysis and integration of single-cell and multi-omics data, the most popular one being MOFA. During my PhD I worked closely with Wolf Reik’s group (Babraham Institute, UK) on the characterisation of embryonic development from a multi-modal perspective (transcriptomics, epigenetics, spatial organisation, etc.). Currently, I am working as a Senior Scientist at Altos Labs, where I am using machine learning methods to characterise the gene regulatory networks that underlie cellular rejuvenation programming.

Headshot of Dinithi Sumanaweera

and

Irina Mohorianu (Cambridge Stem Cell Institute)
“Robust unsupervised learning reveals answers to unasked questions”

My background in Computer Science was streamlined after I finished my BSc in Iasi, Romania,  towards Applied Data Science (Bioinformatics). During my PhD I studied small non coding RNAs (sRNAs), first in plants and then in animal systems, too. Soon after completing the first year of post-doc (working on D Melanogaster), I was awarded a BBSRC grant on which I was Researcher Co-I. While working on this project I started to integrate mRNA and sRNA expression and became interested in Gene Regulatory Networks. In parallel I also continued working on developing new methods for the UEA sRNA Workbench.

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2024 AI Club Schedule (click to expand)

Events in this series are held at:  Lecture Theatre, Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre, Puddicombe Way, Cambridge CB2 0AW. No need to register in advance – just turn up!
The AI Club takes place on the first Thursday of the month. Themes and speaker information will be updated below.

5.15pm – Doors (and bar)
5:30 – 6:30pm  – Talks and panel discussion
6:30pm  –  Pizza

Thursday 6th June
Theme: Graph Neural Network Analysis
Speakers: TBC

Thursday 5th September
Theme: TBC
Speakers: TBC

Thursday 3rd October
Theme: TBC
Speakers: TBC

Thursday 7th November
Theme: TBC
Speakers: TBC

Thursday 5th December
Theme: TBC
Speakers: TBC

About the Organisers (click to expand)

The AI Club is a joint initiative, organised by Namshik Han’s Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning group at the Milner Therapeutics Institute, Florian Markowetz’s Integrative Cancer Biology group, and Greg Hannon’s Small RNAs and Mammalian Genomics group at Cancer Research UK.

​Holly Giles
harg2@cam.ac.uk
Milner Therapeutics Institute
Nicholas Katritsis
nmk37@cam.ac.uk
Milner Therapeutics Institute
Florian Markowetz
fm327@cam.ac.uk
Cancer Research UK
Namshik Han
nh417@cam.ac.uk
Milner Therapeutics Institute
Gehad Youssef
gy260@cam.ac.uk
Milner Therapeutics Institute
Sofia Radrizzani
sr2048@bath.ac.uk
Milner Therapeutics Institute
Ines Machado
im549@cam.ac.uk
Cancer Research UK
William Prew
wp287@cam.ac.uk
Cancer Research UK
Susanne Bornelöv
smb208@cam.ac.uk
Cancer Research UK
Headshot of Fatima BaldoFatima Baldo
fmhb2@cam.ac.uk
Milner Therapeutics Institute
Headshot of Alessandra CardinaliAlessandra Cardinali
Alessandra.Cardinali@lifearc.org
Life Arc
Headshot of Seokjun LeeSeokjun Lee
SL2105@cam.ac.uk
Welcome Trust Medical Research Council Cambridge
Daniel Guerrero Romero
Daniel.GuerreroRomero@cruk.cam.ac.uk
Cancer Research UK CI
Anna Maria Papameletiou
amp215@cam.ac.uk
Cancer Research UK
Chenge Du
cd812@cam.ac.uk
Cancer Research UK CI
 

 

About the Organiser (click to expand)

The AI Club is a joint initiative, organised by Namshik Han’s Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning group at the Milner Therapeutics Institute, Florian Markowetz’s Integrative Cancer Biology group, and Greg Hannon’s Small RNAs and Mammalian Genomics group at Cancer Research UK.

 

​Holly Giles
harg2@cam.ac.uk
Milner Therapeutics Institute
Nicholas Katritsis
nmk37@cam.ac.uk
Milner Therapeutics Institute
Florian Markowetz
fm327@cam.ac.uk
Cancer Research UK
Namshik Han
nh417@cam.ac.uk
Milner Therapeutics Institute
Gehad Youssef
gy260@cam.ac.uk
Milner Therapeutics Institute
Sofia Radrizzani
sr2048@bath.ac.uk
Milner Therapeutics Institute
Ines Machado
im549@cam.ac.uk
Cancer Research UK
Winnie Lei
cwl45@cam.ac.uk
Milner Therapeutics Institute
William Prew
wp287@cam.ac.uk
Cancer Research UK
Susanne Bornelöv
smb208@cam.ac.uk
Cancer Research UK

Maria Delgado Ortet
md863@cam.ac.uk
Cancer Research UK

Feedback (click to expand)

We welcome suggestions / ideas / feedback on the club. Please get in touch via this form.

Venue and Accessibility Information (click to expand)

The Lecture Theatre is located on the ground floor of the Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre, next to the reception desk. There is step-free access from the building entrance to the Lecture Theatre. There is also step-free access to the ground floor toilet facilities, which are located next to the vending machines in the building cafe. The Lecture Theatre is equipped with a hearing loop.

https://www.jcbc.cam.ac.uk/how-to-find-us/

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