Dates: 19-20 April, 2018


The meeting will focus on proteogenomics, single cell systems biology and cancer epidemiology, and how crowdsourced science, data sharing and a culture of collaboration can help advance research in these fields. We will highlight the solutions of the top performing strategies in the Epidemium program in cancer epidemiology and the recent NCI-CPTAC Proteogenomics DREAM Challenge. We will also brainstorm as a community on the possibility of organizing a DREAM challenge on Single Cell Systems Biology.


(include but not limited to)

  • Proteogenomics
  • Single Cell Systems Biology
  • Cancer epidemiology
  • Crowdsourced science
  • Data sharing
Thursday, April 19, afternoon
Opening Opening Keynote on collective intelligence and crowdsourcing science using challenge – Gilles Babinet
Partner Talk partners – TBC
Presentation DREAM challenges – Gustavo Stolovitztky
Presentation EPIDEMIUM – Olivier de Fresnoye  


Work presentation Open Cancer – Benjamin Schannes
Work presentation IDEA – Thibaud Blanchard (Conix)
Keynote / discussion Open science with community : pitfalls of organizing collaborative scientific process – Yohann Sitruk& Olga Kokshagina
Friday, April 20, morning
Introduction Henry Rodriguez (NCI-CPTAC) – session chair
Keynote The impact of genomic variability on the prototype – Ruedi Aebersold
Presentation DREAM-CPTAC Proteogenomics Challenge – Julio Saez-Rodriguez
Work presentation DREAM-CPTAC best performer 1 – Daewoo Kang 
Work presentation DREAM-CPTAC best performer 2 – Yuanfang Guan or Daniel Quang 


Presentation TBC -S Brenner (CAGI)
Presentation X Dopazo (CAMDA)
Keynote Single cell sequencing to discover mechanisms of gene regulation – Nikolaus Rajewsky
Discussion Opportunities in single cell data and other emergent data modalities for crowdsourcing

Friday, 20 April, afternoon: Workshop
Title : Designing your collaborative open science campaign
A growing amount of scientific research is done in an open manner. Numerous examples demonstrate that open initiatives including crowd, citizen- or open science are dealing with more and more complex problems, moving towards producing more tangible results. Still, open science approach is not widely used practice by researchers. Then why is it difficult to create tangible scientific outputs with crowds? What are the pain points that actors face today and how to avoid them? How to ensure the success of your open science initiatives? What is the future of collaborative open science? We invite you to our collaborative session that brings together practitioners & researchers. Our goal is to discuss open science challenges that actors face and to identify together how they can be solved.

Invited Speakers

Ruedi Aebersold
ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Olga Kokshagina
Mines ParisTech, France

Nikolaus Rajewsky
MDC, Germany

Yohann Sitruk
Mines ParisTech, France

Organizing Committee


  • Olivier de Fresnoye
  • Julio Saez-Rodriguez
  • Pablo Meyer-Rojas
  • Gustavo Stolovitzky
  • Elise Blaese