ESCS 2018 Organising Committee

 

Conference 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

 
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

 
 
 
 
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 
 

 

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 @JoskeUbels, Travel 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 @Evoxtrom, Web commitee and outreach member

ISCB Student Council

B. Tech, Student

N.I.E.T (AKTU University), India

 


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

          
 
   
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.
       
    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