Poster Sessions

Poster sessions at the GA4GH 11th Plenary will be held inside the Peacock Court.

  • Thursday September 21 at 11:00 - 11:30 am (PDT)
  • Friday September 22 at 11:00 - 11:30 am (PDT)

Posters at the meeting will showcase the work of GA4GH and other related activities that will enable the responsible, voluntary, and secure sharing of genomic and health-related data to the broader genomics and health community.

If you have any questions regarding the poster sessions, please contact Amreen Mohamed


Poster Title




Enhancing Data Security in GA4GH API Implementations with Crypt4GH

Authors: Alexander Senf [1], Boris Guennewig [2], Alexander Kanitz [3], Joris Vankerschaver [4]

Author Affiliations: [1] Pacific Analytics, [2] University of Sydney, [3] Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics [4] Ghent University Global Campus

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Enhancing Data Security in GA4GH Task Execution Services with Confidential Computing

Authors: Pavel Nikonorov [1], Ruslan Vakhitov [1], Alexander Senf [2], Boris Guennewig [3]  

Author Affliations: [1] GENXT; [2] Pacific Analytics; [3] University of Sydney

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Reproducible workflows with RNNR

Authors: Welliton de Souza [1], Iscia Lopes-Cendes [2], Benilton S Carvalho [3]

Author Affliations: [1] Brazilian Initiative for Precision Medicine, The Brazilian Institute of Neuroscience and Neurotechnology; [2] University of Campinas (UNICAMP)

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The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) Regulatory and Ethics Work Stream (REWS)

Authors: Beatrice Kaiser [1], Diya Uberoi [1],  Yann Joly [1] and Dianne Nicol [2]

Author Affliations: [1] GA4GH, Centre of Genomics and Policy, McGill University, Canada; [2] Centre for Law and Genetics, University of Tasmania, Australia

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Integrating GA4GH standards for the Federated European Genome-phenome Archive

 Authors: Mallory Ann Freeberg [1], Thomas Keane [1], Jordi Rambla [2], FEGA Strategic Committee, FEGA Operations Committee

Affiliations: [1] EMBL-EBI; [2] CRG

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The ELIXIR Cloud: Leveraging GA4GH Standards for Federated Data Analytics

Author: Alexander Kanitz [1, 2], Justin Clark-Casey [3], Michael Crusoe [4, 5], Álvaro González Álvarez [6, 7], Thanasis Vergoulis [8, 9], Gavin Farrell [10], Jonathan Tedds [10] and the ELIXIR Cloud & AAI community

Author Affliation: [1] Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Lausanne, [2] ELIXIR Switzerland, [3] EMBL-EBI, Hinxton, UK, [4] Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich, [5] ELIXIR Germany, [6] CSC, Finnish IT Center for Science, Espoo, [7] ELIXIR Finland, [8] Athena” Research Center, Athens, [9] ELIXIR Greece, [10] ELIXIR Hub, Hinxton, UK. 

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A Datalake on CAVATICA – powered by interoperability standards

Authors: Michele Mattioni [1], Surya Saha [1], Jared Rozowsky [1], Selena Vukadinovic [1], Milos Trboljevac [1], Jack DiGiovanna[1], Eric W Wegner [2], Allison P. Heath [2], Adam Resnick[2]

Author Affliation:  [1] Velsera, 529 Main St Ste 6610, Charlestown, MA 02129; [2] Center for Data-Driven Discovery in Biomedicine (D3b), Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

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Variant Level Matching, Building a Federated Platform for Rare Disease Discovery and Diagnosis

Authors: Kayla Socarras [1], Corina Antonescu [3], Sean Griffith [3], Yaron Einhorn [4], Tom Bensimhon [4], Noga Yaffe [4], Netta Kabala [4], Miro Cupak [5], Heidi L. Rehm [1,2], Nara Sobreira[3]

Author Affiliations: [1] Program in Medical and Population Genetics, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, MA, USA; [2] Center for Genomic Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA; [3] Department of Genetic Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; [4] Franklin by Genoox, Palo Alto, California, USA. [5] DNAstack, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Survey of U.S. institutional signing officials (SOs) on data sharing policies and practices

Authors: Jonathan Lawson [1], Vasiliki N. Rahimzadeh, PhD [2]

Author Affiliations: [1] Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard; [2]Baylor College of Medicine


VarDB: a data-sharing platform for clinical and genomic analysis data

Authors: Eleanor Lewis [1], Steve Bilobram [1], Raphael Pletz [1], Jacky Li [1], Mathieu Lemieux [1], Javier Castillo Arnemann [1], Courtney Gosselin [1], Tina Wong [1], Eric Chuah [1], Karen Mungall [1], Erin Pleasance [1], Yaoqing Shen [1], Jessica MT Nelson [1], Stephen Yip [2],  Andrew Mungall [1], Steven JM Jones[1,3], Marco A Marra [1,4], Janessa Laskin [5]

Author Affiliations: [1] Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre, BC Cancer, Vancouver, BC, Canada; [2] Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver;  [3] Department of Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; [4] Department of Michael Smith Laboratories, University of Britis; Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; [5] Department of Medical Oncology, BC Cancer, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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Powering Kids First Variant Exploration on CAVATICA Using GA4GH Standards

Authors: Jared Rozowsky [1], Michele Mattioni [1], Surya Saha [1], Jack DiGiovanna [1], Jeremy Costanza [2], Vincent Ferretti [2], Yiran Guo [3], Eric W Wenger [3], Allison P. Heath [3], Adam Resnick [3]

Author Affiliations:  [1] Velsera, 529 Main St Ste 6610, Charlestown, MA 02129 ; [2] Sainte Justine, 3175 Chem. de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Montréal, QC H3T 1C5, Canada; [3] Center for Data-Driven Discovery in Biomedicine (D3b), Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia 

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Towards a pan-Canadian genomic health data ecosystem: designing a solution to support data sharing for clinical and research rare disease communities

Authors: E Magda Price [1], David Morais [2], Meredith Gillespie [1], Dimitri Patrinos [3], Anna Szuto [4], Kathy Gratton [5], Mary-Ann Harrison [1], Jacques Michaud [2] , Dennis Bulman [6] , Jordan Lerner-Ellis [7], Ma’n Zawati [3], Christian Marshall [7], Vincent Ferretti [2] , Francois Bernier [5] , Kym Boycott [1]

Author Affiliations: [1] CHEO Research Institute, Ottawa, ON; [2] CHU Ste Justine, Montreal, QC

[3] McGill University, Montreal, QC; [4] Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON; [5] University of Calgary, Calgary, AB; [6] Alberta Precision Laboratories, Calgary, AB; [7] Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON

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Multiomics research on Cancer Genomics Cloud driven by GA4GH standards

Authors: Surya Saha [1], Boris Majic [1], Sara Zivkovic [1], Irina Sevic [1], Amanda Charbonneau [2], Arthur Brady [2], Alex Baumann [3], Kat Thayer [3], Heather Creasy [4], Todd Pihl [5], Henry Schaefer [5], David Pot [2] and Jack DiGiovanna [1]

Author Affiliations:  [1] Velsera, 529 Main St Ste 6610, Charlestown, MA 02129; [2] General Dynamics Information Technology, 3150 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042; [3] The Broad Institute, 415 Main St. Cambridge, MA 02142; [4] Center for Biomedical Informatics & Information Technology, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, 20892; [5] Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, Frederick, MD 21701

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The Galaxy Project and the GA4GH

Author: John Chilton [1]

Author Affiliation: [1] Penn State University

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Bridging the Gap in Oncology Research: CancerModels.Org – Standardizing and Integrating Patient-Derived Cancer Models for Global Collaboration and Personalized Care

Authors: Zinaida Perova [1], Mauricio Martinez [1], Tushar Mandloi [1], Marcelo Rios Almanza [1], Federico Lopez Gomez [1], Csaba Halmagyi [1], Steven Neuhauser [2], Dale Begley [2], Debra Krupke [2], Carol Bult [2], Helen Parkinson [1]

Author Affiliations: [1] EMBL-EBI, Hinxton, UK; [2] The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME, USA

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Reporting from the Trenches: Operating a Data Access Committee for international neuroscience data sharing

Authors: Brendan Behan [1], Francis Jeanson [1], Ontario Brain Institute, Heena Cheema [1], Fatema Khimji [1], Derek Eng [1], John Clarkso [1], Kirk Nylen [1,2], Tom Mikkelsen [1]

Author Affiliations: [1] Ontario Brain Institute; [2] Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

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Will you help us mobilise the abundance of functional genomics data for FAIR reuse in the age of pangenomes and AI?

Authors: Sveinung Gundersen [1], Joshua Baskaran [1], Federico Bianchini [1], Sanjay Boddu [2], Jeanne Cheneby [1], Finn Drabløs [3]*, Nazeefa Fatima [1], José M. Fernández [4], Ahmed Ghanem [1]*, Matúš Kalaš [5], Radmila Kompova [1]*, Kieron Taylor [2]*, Dmytro Titov [1]*, Daniel Zerbino [2]*, Salvador Capella-Gutiérrez [4], Peter Harrison [2], Eivind Hovig [1,6]

Author Affiliations:  [1] Centre for Bioinformatics / ELIXIR Norway, University of Oslo (UiO), Oslo, Norway; [2] EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), Hinxton, United Kingdom; [3] Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine / ELIXIR Norway, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway; [4] Spanish National Bioinformatics Institute (INB) / ELIXIR Spain, Barcelona Supercomputing Centre (BSC), Barcelona, Spain; [5] Department of Informatics / ELIXIR Norway, University of Bergen (UiB), Bergen, Norway; [6] Department of Tumor Biology, Institute for Cancer Research, Oslo University Hospital (OUH), Oslo, Norway; *past project members

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