ESCS 2018 Organising Committee

Symposium chairs


Daniele Parisi @ParisiDan, Symposium Chair
PhD student in Bioinformatics at ESAT/STADIUS KU Leuven (Belgium)
Department of Electrical Engineering, research division of signal processing and data analysis
Supervisor: Yves Moreau
Research topic: drug-protein interaction prediction in drug repositioning


Yvonne Saara Gladbach @saara_gladbach, Symposium Co-Chair
PhD student at the Institute for Biostatistics and Informatics in Medicine and Ageing Research– IBIMA Rostock University Medical Center, Rostock, Germany - Faculty of BioSciences University Heidelberg, Germany
Division of Applied Bioinformatics, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Benedikt Brors
Research topic: multi-omics integration for drug prediction 


Mariana E Martinez-Sanchez , Program Chair
Postdoctoral researcher at in the Department of Functional Ecology, Institute of Ecology of the
National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM),Mexico
Supervisor: Prof. Elena Alvarez-Buylla
Research topic: Mechanisms underlying phenotypic plasticity in the immune system.


Nikolaos Papadopoulos @galicae, Outreach Committee Chair
PhD student in Computational Biology at MPIBPC Göttingen (Germany)
Quantitative and Computational Biology Group
Supervisor: Johannes Soeding
Research topic: noise models for single-cell RNA-sequencing, cellular differentiation


Lisanna Paladin, Finance Chair

PhD Student in Biomedical Sciences at University of Padova (IT)
Biocomputing UP Group, University of Padova (IT)
Supervisor: Prof. Silvio Tosatto
Research topic: Non-Globular Proteins complexity and mechanism of function


Committee members


Susanne Kirchen @suskoki, Program Co-chair

Master student in Computational Genomics at University of Luxembourg
Genome Analysis Group within Bioinformatics Core Groups, Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine
Supervisor: Dr. Patrick May

Research topic: Development of variant annotation pipelines for the analysis of large scale NGS data


Amel Bekkar @rsg_switzerland, Outreach and web Committee member and website responsible
PhD student at the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics SIB and University of Lausanne
Research topic: Qualitative modeling of signaling pathways and gene regulatory networks
Supervisor: Pr. Ioannis Xenarios 


Mirella Kalafati, Finance, program committee member and website responsible
PhD Student at Maastricht University
Groups of Bioinformatics and Maastricht Centre of Systems Biology
Research topic: Personalized risk profiles for cardiovascular disease: subtyping obesity


Alberto Noronha @bertonoronhaFinance committee member
PhD Student in Biology at the University of Luxembourg (UL)
Molecular Systems Physiology Group, Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine
Supervisor: Prof. Ines Thiele
Research Topic: Development of a computational resource integrating human and gut microbial
metabolism with nutrition and disease


Joske Ubels @JoskeUbelsTravel fellowships responsible                                                                                                              
PhD student at University Medical Center Utrecht, Erasmus MC Cancer Institute and SkylineDx
Supervisor: Jeroen de Ridder
Research topic: Predicting treatment response from genomic data in cancer patients


Team advisors


Hitesh Joshi @EvoxtromWeb commitee and outreach member
ISCB Student Council
N.I.E.T (AKTU University), India


Bart Cuypers @cuypersbRSG Chair Europe and senior advisor
PhD student at the ADReM Data Lab at the University of Antwerp and at the Molecular Parasitology Unit
at theInstitute of Tropical Medicine (Belgium).
Reasearch topic: The molecular adaptation and gene expression regulation of the tropical pathogen Leishmania.


Nazeefa Fatima @NazeefaFatima, Executive Team Advisor
ISCB Student Council
MSc Bioinformatics, Student
Lund University, Sweden


R. Gonzalo Parra @GonzaParra_ , Executive Team Advisor
EMBO Postdoctoral Researcher at MPIBPC Göttingen (Germany)
Quantitative and Computational Biology Group
Supervisor: Johannes Soeding
Research topic: Lineage Tree Reconstructions from scRNAseq Data