Accelerating health through 1Data is theme of Feb. 7 conference

Monday, Dec. 17, 2018

OLATHE — An upcoming conference looks at how a clearinghouse platform for human and animal health data can transform research and expedite breakthroughs for human, animal and environmental health.

"Accelerating Health through 1Data" is from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at Kansas State University's Olathe campus. The conference focuses on a One Health approach to data sharing using the 1Data platform developed by researchers at Kansas State University and the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

The event is offered in partnership with BioNexus KC, a nonprofit organization that enhances life science initiatives in the region for academia and industry.

Throughout the conference, speakers will help professionals in the animal, human and environmental health sectors explore how standardized, pre-clinical human and animal health data in the 1Data platform can be jointly used for mutually beneficial purposes, such as accelerating drug development, enhancing regulatory processes and decreasing animal testing.

Conference sections will be presented by 1Data team members, collaborators and business leaders. Topics include the benefits of 1Data to business processes, case examples on research transformation, how to share and de-risk data, data sharing to the point of care, and the valuable health outcomes the tool can make reality.

"We look forward to a vibrant conference where, at the edge of human and animal health, we create new opportunities for discovery with the 1Data platform," said Gerald Wyckoff, professor of molecular biology and biochemistry at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Kansas State University's Olathe campus.

The 1Data project is led by Wyckoff; Majid Jaberi-Douraki, assistant professor of mathematics at the Institute of Computational Comparative Medicine at Kansas State University; Jim Riviere, distinguished professor emeritus, Kansas State University and North Carolina State University; Reza Mazloom, research assistant in anatomy and physiology at Kansas State University; and Josh Staley, master's student in the veterinary biomedical science program at Kansas State University's Olathe campus.

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