Bioinformatics Training and Education Program

Transforming Medicine with AI: From TrialGPT to GeneAgent

AI in Biomedical Research @ NIH Seminar Series

Transforming Medicine with AI: From TrialGPT to GeneAgent

 When: May. 2nd, 2024 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Seminar Series Details:

Presented By:
Dr. Zhiyong Lu (NCBI)
Online Webinar
Organized By:
Dr. Zhiyong Lu (NCBI)

About Dr. Zhiyong Lu (NCBI)

Zhiyong Lu, PhD, FACMI, FIAHSI

Dr. Zhiyong Lu is a tenured Senior Investigator at the NIH/NLM IPR, leading research in biomedical text and image processing, information retrieval, and AI/machine learning. In his role as Deputy Director for Literature Search at NCBI, Dr. Lu oversees the overall R&D efforts to improve literature search and information access in resources like PubMed and LitCovid, which are used by millions worldwide each day. Additionally, Dr. Lu is Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Dr. Lu serves as an Associate Editor of Bioinformatics, Organizer of the BioCreative NLP challenge, and Chair of the ISCB Text Mining COSI. With over 350 peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Lu is a highly cited author, and a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) and the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics (IAHSI).

About this Class

The explosion of biomedical big data and information in the past decade or so has created new opportunities for discoveries to improve the treatment and prevention of human diseases. As such, the field of medicine is undergoing a paradigm shift driven by AI-powered analytical solutions. This talk explores the benefits (and risks) of AI and ChatGPT, highlighting their pivotal roles in revolutionizing biomedical discovery, patient care, diagnosis, treatment, and medical research. By demonstrating their uses in some real-world applications such as improving biomedical literature searches (Nature Biotechnology 2018; Nature 2020; Nature Genetics 2023), accelerating patient trial matching (TrialGPT, in collaboration with NCI clinicians), and assisting gene set analysis (GeneAgent, in collaboration with NCI researchers), we underscore the potential of AI and ChatGPT in enhancing clinical decision-making, personalizing patient experiences, and accelerating knowledge discovery.

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