RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Phil Emer, chief architect of the North Carolina Bioinformatics Grid (NC BioGrid), will be a guest speaker at the Executive IT Life Science Forum in New York on Aug. 14-15.

Hosted by Marcus Evans at the New York Marriott Financial Center, the Executive IT Life Science Forum will address topics in network design and efficiency, data storage and management and privacy and knowledge management issues facing the life science industry.

The NC BioGrid is a project of MCNC and the North Carolina Genomics and Bioinformatics Consortium. The project, which began last November, will accumulate the vast library of genomics, proteomics and related data being created throughout the world, combine it with non-proprietary data from consortium members and make the collection of data available to researchers and educators throughout North Carolina. The NC BioGrid will also make available high-performance computing hardware and software to mine, analyze and model this data and a high-speed network to move the data sets among consortium sites.

Emer, a network technology guru who was hired by MCNC to lead the design and creation efforts of the BioGrid effort, will present on the NC BioGrid during the Strategies in Computing Architectures session on Aug. 14.

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