Biomedical Big Data Revolution | Dr. Stefan Bekiranov | TEDxRVA by TEDx Talks   3 years ago

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Find a cure for cancer from the comfort of your living room while in your PJs. It’s more possible today than it was a short time ago. We are currently undergoing a revolution in the field of biomedical research that will enable tailoring preventative strategies and therapies directly for each patient--Precision medicine. Systems Biologist, Stefan Bekiranov talks about what’s driving this revolution and how researchers are finding potential cures to diseases such as cancer at a faster rate than ever before.

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. It was filmed and edited by Tijo Media at the Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center in Richmond, VA.

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After receiving his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from UCLA, Dr. Stefan Bekiranov worked as a microwave engineer at Raytheon Electromagnetic Systems Division in Santa Barbara. He received his PhD in theoretical condensed matter physics from the University of California at Santa Barbara and went on to do postdoctoral research in statistical/condensed matter physics at the University of Maryland. After that, Dr. Bekiranov conducted more postdoctoral research in computational biology at The Rockefeller University. He pioneered the analysis of high-resolution genomic tiling array data as a Bioinformatics Staff Scientist at Affymetrix. He is now an Associate Professor at the University of Virginia School of Medicine working in the fields of epigenomics and systems biology and has published over 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals. The ultimate goal of his work is to arrive at improved therapeutic targets to treat and hopefully, one day, cure cancer.

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