First KATY Progress Meeting in Rome

The 1st Progress and Assembly meeting of KATY (Knowledge At the Tip of Your fingers: Clinical Knowledge for Humanity) was held on 24th/25th May, 2022 in Rome.

The KATY project is about developing an AI enabled prognostic platform in cancer focused on Renal Cancer as an application.

Work Package “Large Scale Pilot and Validation” of the project is led by dr Javier Alfaro, a PI of Computational Science Group at the ICCVS and co-led by dr Emilia Daghir-Wojtkowiak.  Working on a proof-of-concept application of the KATY platform on a renal cancer dataset, they coordinate scientific activity of people of different backgrounds and professions to make a patient-centric interface available through the KATY platform.

The 1st Progress and Assembly Meeting provided an opportunity to report scientific highlights (20 partners out of 11 countries gathering people of different background), focused on:

1) Clinical Scenarios and Pilots (clinicians, biologists, bioinformaticians)

2) Data engineering through the development of a DataLake and Distributed Knowledge Graph (data scientists, mathematicians, biologists),

3) Predictive modelling using Artificial Intelligence (data scientists, mathematicians, informaticians, computer infrastructure experts),

4) Making models accessible through the KATY platform (front-end and back-end developers, bioinformaticians).

During the Meeting, Javier Alfaro, Emilia Daghir-Wojtkowiak and Ashwin Kallor were reporting the on-going work focused on various aspects of clinical scenarios, proteomics and immunopeptidomics.

It is worth adding that the KATY consortium is a very interactive environment and during the Meeting, many questions, untouched issues/problems have been addressed and solved by mutual discussion. All participants finally had the opportunity to meet not only on-line but face-to-face in the heart of Rome and each person had a chance to eat his self-made pizza!

Emilia Daghir-Wojtkowiak