Round: March 2017 - Grand Rounds - Data-Intensive Science of Jamu Medicines


Round: March 2017 - Grand Rounds - Data-Intensive Science of Jamu Medicines

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March 20, 2017, 12:00 to: 13:00
Theatre B 730 William Winnipeg Manitoba R3E0T6
Team: Events, Training & News

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Round: March 2017 - Grand Rounds - Data-Intensive Science of Jamu Medicines

Team: Events, Training & News

Location: Theatre B 730 William Winnipeg Manitoba R3E0T6

March 20, 2017, 12:00 to: 13:00

Description


Data-Intensive Science of Jamu Medicines

Featuring: MD. Altaf-UL-Amin, Associate Professor, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

March 20 2017 - 12pm - 1pm

Theatre B, Basic Medical Sciences, 730  William  Ave

Popular traditional medicines from Indonesia are known as Jamu. In this talk we will explore and explain interesting patterns in the formulation of Indonesian Jamu medicines by utilizing data-intensive science and machine learning methods. Next, we will extend the talk on the analysis for predicting Jamu efficacy based on metabolite composition and identifying important metabolites.

Objectives:

  1. To promote an understanding of the relationship between chronic and infectious diseases in humans and traditional medicines from Indonesia.
  2. To share recent metabolomics studies of Jamu medicines that can shed light on disease-metabolite relationships.
  3. To describe research to develop a measure of the similarity of metabolites that is based on receiver operating characteristic curve analyses.

Md. Altaf-Ul-Amin received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, his MS from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and his PhD from the Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) in Japan. He has worked at universities in Bangladesh, Malaysia and Japan and is currently an Associate Professor in the Computational Systems Biology Lab of NAIST. His research encompasses topics in network biology, systems biology, cheminformatics and biological databases.

Live Webcast for this event is will be available at: http://stream.bann.umanitoba.ca/theatreb.html

*These rounds are accredited under The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

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Location: 730 William, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada