We are pleased to announce that Dr. Yves Van de Peer is the third confirmed keynote for ESCS 2016! Dr. Van de Peer received his PhD in 1996 from The University of Antwerp, Belgium, on the use of ribosomal RNAs as molecular markers for inferring phylogenies. Currently, he is Professor in Bioinformatics and Genome Biology at the Department of Plant Biotechnology and Bioinformatics at Ghent University, Belgium. He is also VIB Group Leader in the Department of Plant Systems Biology, Ghent, Belgium and part-time professor at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. His research group is a center of excellence in gene and genome annotation, comparative and evolutionary genomics and top-down systems biology. Yves Van de Peer has a particular interest in gene and genome duplications. He is associate editor of, amongst others, The Plant Journal, BMC Bioinformatics, Genome Biology and Evolution, and Current Plant Biology. He published over 300 peer-reviewed papers and contributed to several books. His work has been cited over 30,000 times,
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