The Very Large Database of Lipids (VLDL) Project led by IDIES Affiliates Seth Martin and Steven Jones will continue to receive support under a formal data use agreement between Johns Hopkins University and Atherotech. The Big Data Science of VLDL promises to flourish as VLDL completes its second harvest. The database now contains ultracentrifugation lipoprotein data and biomarkers on approximately 4.4 million unique individuals spanning the interval 2006-2014 and includes National Death Index mortality data linked to approximately 1.7 million individuals. The growing multidisciplinary team will perform phenomapping with VLDL database, leveraging the power of unsupervised machine learning and clustering methods to discover sub-phenotypes embedded in the broader classes of dyslipidemia. VLDL has partnered with Hopkins informatics leaders to ensure necessary computing power and optimal workflow, using computing clusters to host the project in a secured-access VM “desktop” environment.
Please see also IDIES’s past article IDIES Affiliate Steven Jones develops Very Large Database of Lipids.