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Workshop Report: Bioinformatics Meets Digital Pathology

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A oneday workshop was organized for the first time in the context of a major bioinformatics meeting (ECCB 2016) in Den Hague on September 3, 2016. Keynote speakers were Jeffrey Fine and Jeroen Van der Laak. Contributions to the workshop were accepted in the form of poster abstract, short oral talks, and conference proceeding papers. Results: The workshop consisted of keynotes, short oral talks, a poster session, and several networking opportunities throughout the day. This effectively facilitated bridging opportunities between the bioinformatics and tissue image analysis communities. Conclusions: Automated analysis of such largescale datasets is challenging and their combination with omics data is not trivial. Our workshop wants to address two emerging opportunities: 1) There are real problems in (digital) microscopy today that deserve their attention and are at least as (if not more) interesting than the NGS and *seq stuff that people working on today. 2) Digital microscopy in its own right offers a new layer of data that can be added to and mixed with their current levels of *omicsdatasets, and help them gain new insights into projects that they're already working on.