Data Harmony Webinar

14 September 2023

Join our upcoming webinar - Data Harmony. Bringing together thought leaders to discuss the impact on science and, ultimately patient health benefits, of non-standardised data in research, and the solutions to overcoming these.

Health data provides exceptional opportunities for research and innovation. However, the transformative potential of data is far from being realised with the World Economic Forum estimating that 97% of hospital data is unused. To increase the utility of health data, standardised approaches to describing, categorising and curating data are critical in enabling researchers to query global data resources more quickly and efficiently.

14 September 2023
BST 16:30-18:00
Standardising data
to enable
life-saving research
Expert Speakers

Chaired by Amanda White, Director of Communications and PR at Lifebit, topics will include:


  • Reproducibility of data, analytical tools and research outputs
  • Patient benefits from AI and machine learning
  • International collaboration and the adoption of common data models

The webinar will consist of talks, discussions and an opportunity for audience questions and participation. We look forward to seeing you in September!




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Prof. Pearse A Keane
Consultant Ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and Professor of Artificial Medical Intelligence at UCL
Pearse is Professor of Artificial Medical Intelligence at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, and a consultant ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. Since 2020, he has been funded by UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) as a Future Leaders Fellow, and in 2023 he became a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Senior Investigator. He is originally from Ireland and received his medical degree from University College Dublin (UCD), graduating in 2002. Pearse has led collaborative research projects, including with Google DeepMind, on AI algorithms for early detection of retinal disease, and at Moorfields to develop an early warning system for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), by far the commonest cause of blindness in many countries.
Dr. Pablo Prieto Barja
Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Lifebit
Dr Pablo Prieto Barja is a recognised industry leader with over 15 years of experience developing high-performance, cloud-native solutions for analysing multi-omics data. His expertise spans technology domains, including federated technology, AI, workflow languages, cloud/hybrid/HPC architecture and high-performance databases. With a PhD from Pompeu Fabra University, Pablo has delivered impact in research, co-inventing Nextflow, a bioinformatics workflow management system that has become the industry standard for coding high-performance bioinformatics pipelines. As Chief Technology Officer at Lifebit, Pablo oversees all technical aspects of products and is responsible for the operational delivery of the platform and support services.
Dr. Paola Quattroni
Head of Alliance, Health Data Research UK
Paola joined HDR UK in February 2020 as Alliance Delivery Manager to lead the day-to-day management of all activities of the Health Data Research Alliance. Her role is integral to manage and deliver the Alliance work programme and support its growth and development, working in partnership with Alliance members and stakeholders from the user community as well as regulators and funders. Prior to joining HDR UK Paola worked at Cancer Research UK, where she oversaw the development of data sharing and open science policies for researchers. She was responsible for ensuring that research data are managed appropriately and are shared to maximise reuse. Paola holds a PhD in microbiology from Imperial College and before moving to the charity and public sector she worked in open science publishing.

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