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Genomic Workshop with Microsoft Azure at HKU

26 Sep 2019

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Genomics Workshop with
Microsoft Azure

Today’s academic institutions, medical centers, and research facilities are looking for agility, easier management, and access to more compute resources to handle their increased data analysis demands. Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS), for example, is one field where the ever increasing data production rate often outstrips analysis capabilities.

In this workshop, Andreas Wilm, an experienced genomics researchers and Cloud Solution Architect from the Microsoft Singapore will present and demonstrate Microsoft solutions that help Bioinformaticians to scale their research. Andreas will discuss the Microsoft Genomics service, which gives you the ability to easily analyze genomic data in a fastrobustcompliant and secure way. He will furthermore discuss and demonstrate powerful cloud-based data analysis tools and services. Participants will get a chance to participate in a hands-on lab session on Azure HPC.

Workshop detail



26 Sept 2019 (Thursday)

QR code


9:30am - 12:30pm


Seminar Room 7, Faculty Medicine Building, Laboratory Block, HKU

Please register at or scan the QR code.

*For enquiries or special arrangements, please contact Mr Ben Chan at



Microsoft Azure for Research


Demo Session: HPC on Azure, Data Science VM and Azure Notebooks


Open Floor Session


Hands-on Genomics analysis workshop on Azure

Honorable Guest Speaker:

Andreas Wilm, PhD

Cloud Solution Architect, Microsoft Education - Asia Time Zone

Andreas has twelve years of interdisciplinary work experience gathered in higher education and research institutes in Germany, Ireland and Singapore. In his most recent role as team lead at the Genome Institute of Singapore, Andreas and his team were responsible for developing scalable computational workflows for analyzing genomics big data on hybrid compute platforms. This included developing and operating the analytics infrastructure for the National Precision Medicine program. Andreas is based out of the Microsoft Singapore office, from where he supports academic institutions across Asia in their Azure cloud journey.



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