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Department of Informatics Database Technology

Life sciences research often lacks tight control and systematic workflows for data generation, data management, and data evaluation. This talk presents B-Fabric, a system developed and running at the Functional Genomics Center Zurich (FGCZ), which provides a core framework and web-based application for integrating different analytical technologies and data analysis tools. In addition to data capturing and management, B-Fabric emphasizes the need for quality-controlled scientific annotation of analytical data, providing the ground for integrative querying and exploitation of life sciences data.

Short CV:
Dr. Can Türker heads the Data Integration Group of the Functional Genomics Center Zurich (FGCZ). Before joining FGCZ, he was a senior research associate and lecturer ("Oberassistent") in the Database Group at ETH Zurich. Can Türker holds a diploma and Ph.D. degree in computer science from the Technical University of Darmstadt (Sept. 1994), and the University of Magdeburg (Oct. 1999), respectively. He is co-author of the several lecture books, among others "Object-Relational Databases" and "SQL:1999 And SQL:2003". His current research focuses on data and application integration in the field of life sciences. He is the chief architect of B-Fabric, an evolving open-source system infrastructure with applications on top, which is in daily use for managing all data generated at FGCZ since early 2007.

The meeting takes place at 1400h in BIN 1.D.07. The talk is held in English.