HOW TO? Technologies used on clinical samples webinar series 2024 - session four: How to make sense of OMICs data - 18 APRIL, 2024

HOW TO? Technologies used on clinical samples webinar series 2024 - session four: How to make sense of OMICs data - 18 APRIL, 2024

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18 April, 2024 | Online
18:00-19:00 CEST

Chair: Prof. Ian M. Adcock (London, United Kingdom)
Speaker: Dr James Schofield (Southampton (Hampshire), United Kingdom)

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A lot of emphasis in research has been placed on omics analyses, and plenty of data sets are publicly available for further interrogation and integration. Moreover, various levels of omics can be integrated to obtain an even deeper level of understanding of biological and pathogenic processes.

In order to make sense of the huge amount of data and their complexity, the fusion of computational and biological knowledge is instrumental. Artificial intelligence is increasingly employed to recognise patterns in data, including omics data, which aids in the diagnosis, phenotyping and (personalised) treatment of pulmonary diseases.

Easy to use, low-code and no-code AI solutions make this technology widely accessible.

Educational aims

  • To understand the significance, transformative impact and utility of (combined) omics approaches in studying complex biological systems. By highlighting their relevance in the context of lung disease characterisation, this webinar aims to inspire clinicians, trainees and researchers to explore and utilise these cutting-edge techniques in their own scientific pursuits.
  • To emphasise the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration between basic translational scientists, clinicians and bioinformaticians in order to effectively harness the power of (combined) omics approaches for advancing our understanding of lung diseases.
  • To raise awareness about the untapped potential of existing datasets; encouraging clinicians, researchers and trainees to explore and mine these resources, including through the use of low-code or no-code AI to extract valuable insights and generate new hypotheses.


  • Understand the value of integrated multi omics approaches
  • Learn how to integrate omics data sets
  • How to connect (multi) omics data to cellular processes
  • How (multi) omics can help understand pathogenic processes in lung diseases
  • How no code and low code AI work and how it can be used to make sense of omics data

Target audience:

  • Clinicians
  • Trainees
  • Basic Translational scientists
  • Bioinformatician


This webinar will include a workshop with interactive quizzes, Q&A with audience, presentation of seminal papers and introduction to analysis workflows.

Learning outcomes

After following this webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the relevance of multi omics in disease characterization.
  • Learn how to undertake and assess multi omics.
  • Understand the basics of no code and low code AI and how they can be used to make sense of omics data

CME credit

An application for accreditation of this webinar has been made to the European Board for Accreditation in Pneumology (EBAP) for 1 CME credit per 1-hour attendance. If accredited, the CME credit will be granted upon attendance of at least 60 minutes during the live webinar only.

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