This workshop is focused on introducing iPlant Collaborative, an initiative established by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2008 to develop cyberinfrastructure for life sciences research and democratize access to supercomputing capabilities, making broadly applicable resources available across the life science disciplines and providing powerful extensible platforms for data storage, bioinformatics, image analyses, cloud services, APIs, and more.

In the last few years Chilean scientists have been working with large data sets and also have been generating information coming from genome sequencing, RNA seq, satellite data, among others. At the same time, Chile has established the National Laboratory for High Performance Computing. This has positioned the country at the international level, opening a new challenge for the management, storage and use of data in life sciences.

This Workshop is a first step to give birth to the project iPlant-Chile, an initiative endorsed by Dr. Ennio Vivaldi, President of the University of Chile, and organized by the Faculty of Agronomical SciencesFaculty of Physical and Mathematical SciencesFaculty of Sciences and  Faculty of Medicine at University of Chile.

The workshop will take place at the Center for Mathematical Modeling on December 17-18, 2015.

Organizing Committee: Alejandro Maass, Roberto Neira, Herman Silva

Sponsors: Center for Genome Regulation, Center for Mathematical Modeling, Conicyt, Faculty of Agronomical Sciences, Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Sciences and  Faculty of Medicine at the University of Chile.