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Researchers from the CSIRO’s Digital Health Research Program, the Australian e-Health Research Centre, have won four iAwards in state finals this year.

Our bioinformatics researchers won two iAwards in the NSW state finals for the cloud based bioinformatics framework, GT-Scan2. GT-Scan2 identifies actionable target sites for genome editing applications for human health and primary industry, a task that is compute intensive and requires very high precision. It’s innovative implementation using the latest in cloud-compute technology was recognised with the “Big Data / Machine Learning Innovation of the Year” and the overall potential to health and production industry was recognised with the prestigious “Industrial & Primary Industries Award”.

Meanwhile our health informatics researchers won two iAwards in the Qld state finals for our joint project with the Australian Digital Health Agency in building the National Clinical Terminology Server (NCTS). The NCTS provides a national syndication service and a standards based terminology server for Health IT vendors to use to integrate standard clinical and medications terminology into their products and to ensure it is up to date. With the NCTS software vendors can concentrate on providing innovative solutions for their customers. This national service was recognised with the “Government and Public Sector” iAward and the “Infrastructure and Platforms” iAward.

The teams will now compete in the national iAwards in late August.