#BioIT16: Book Signings on Computational Biology in Drug Discovery and Cybersecurity

March 30, 2016

March 30, 2016 | Among the events scheduled for the 2016 Bio-IT World Conference & Expo, there will be two book signings in the exhibit hall: William Loging will speak and sign Bioinformatics and Computational Biology in Drug Discovery and Development and Mansur Hasib will speak and sign Cybersecurity Leadership: Powering the Modern Organization. Mary Chitty, Library Director & Taxonomist for Cambridge Healthtech Institute, takes a brief look at the two works. Registration for the conference is open now, as is registration for free exhibit hall and keynote passes

--The Editors

William Loging, editor Bioinformatics and Computational Biology in Drug Discovery and Development, Cambridge University Press, 2016

This insightful roadmap for drug discovery and development, with real life case studies covers the art and science of drug discovery, computational approaches to drug target identification, text mining, integrating translational biomarkers, computational phenotypic assessment of small molecules, data and information visualization, computational biology for New Drug Approvals and regulatory stages, and clinical trial failures and drug repositioning.

As we combine data from electronic medical records, PET and MRI scans, DNA or RNA sequencing, tissue samples, pathology reports, and wearables we see enormous promise and challenges to derive meaningful insights to inform precision medicine.

Written to bridge the gaps between informatics scientists, managers, and biologists, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology in Drug Discovery and Development offers a guide to critical transformative changes to drug discovery and development. We currently hold overly-simplified views of disease, Loging contends, but to take advantage of new technologies to understand individual variations in disease processes, our understanding must advance.  

Loging presents a deeper view of biological networks, pathways and the causal relationships that may better predict drug efficacy. Better grasping these relationships will be the foundation for interrupting the current paradigm of diminishing marginal investment returns in pharmaceutical research and development, he hopes. A summary of open source tools and data sets is useful.

William T. Loging is Associate Professor of Genetics and Genomic Sciences, and Director of Production Bioinformatics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, with patents in oncology and immunology.

Dr. Loging will be speaking on Thursday, April 7, at 3:00 pm

FEATURED PRESENTATION: Molecular Impacts of Immune Modulating Drugs on Cancer Patients

Book signing in the Bio-IT World Exhibit Hall: 
Thursday, April 7, 10:00am
Booths 122 & 124


Mansur Hasib, Cybersecurity Leadership: Powering the Modern Organization, Tomorrow's Strategy Today, LLC 2014

What is cybersecurity? Mansur Hasib defines it in Cybersecurity Leadership: Powering the Modern Organization. Cybersecurity is the strategic (mission focused and risk optimized) management of Information Technology and systems to maximize confidentiality, integrity and availability, using a balanced mix of technology, policy and people, while perennially improving over time. Risk management and strategic prioritization of expenditures are key features.  Cybersecurity is a business discipline, Hasib argues, and must be incorporated into the entire thinking process of the organization.

Chapters include enterprise cybersecurity governance; risk management and compliance; recruiting CIOs and CISOs; negotiating CIO and CISO salaries; developing a cybersecurity program; accepting innovative failures; dangers of outsourcing cybersecurity; empowering users for better security; implementing Bring Your Own Device; using modern tools of engagement; interoperable videoconferencing solutions; free and open source software; a model for CEO/CIO partnership in healthcare; technology adoption in healthcare; cybersecurity leadership in healthcare; and the future of Health Information Technology.

Dr. Hasib served as Chief Information Officer at the Baltimore City Health Department and within the University System of Maryland for 12 years. He currently teaches and mentors the next generation of organizational executives at several US universities. He completed his Master's degree in Political Science at Emory University and his Doctor of Science in Cybersecurity (IA) from Capitol Technology University.

Dr. Hasib will be speaking on Wednesday, April 6, at 5:00 pm

FEATURED PRESENTATION: The Role of Cybersecurity Leadership in This New World

Book signing in the Bio-IT World Exhibit Hall: 
Wednesday, April 6, 5:30pm
Booths 122 & 124
Some books will be available on site for purchase ($20) on a first come basis.