Applying Cloud technologies to integrate genomic and epidemiological data.

Kelsey Florek, PhD, MPH
Senior Genomics and Data Scientist
Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene
May 10, 2022

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Data driven responses to infectious disease threats

  • Explosive growth of data available for population analyses
  • Whole Genome Sequencing technology is rapidly being adopted and applied in laboratories
  • Intersection of genomics and public health data Precision Public Health
    • "right intervention to the right population at the right time"
    • modernization of public health infrastructure
    • development of targeted interventions
    • application of machine learning and predictive strategies

Application of Cloud Technologies to infectious disease genomics

  • Advantages to Cloud:
    • On-demand Pay for Usage Model
    • Extreme Scalability
    • High Availability
    • Cost Efficient Storage and Compute
    • Serverless approaches to data infrastructure

Data Lake Architecture

WSLH's Genomic Data Lake Blueprint