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Conference Chairs

Conference Co-chair

Rita Casadio Rita Casadio

University of Bologna

After working in Laboratories of Biophysics both in the United States and in Germany, in 1987 Rita Casadio became Assistant Professor of Biophysics at the University of Bologna Italy. Since 1/10/2003 she is full professor of Biochemistry/Bioinformatics/Biophysics at UNIBO. Presently she is interested in computer modelling of relevant biological processes, such as protein folding and modelling, protein-protein interaction, genome annotation, protein interaction networks, and SNPs search and annotation and their effect on protein stability. One major field of research is the development of specific software for problem solving of large scale analysis of biomedical and biotechnological data out of genome sequencing or experiments on proteomes and interactomes. Methods are based on machine learning.

Website: https://www.unibo.it/sitoweb/rita.casadio/cv-en 

Conference Co-chair

Marie-France Sagot Marie-France Sagot

Claude Bernard University
French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation (INRIA)

Marie-France Sagot is director of research at the French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation (INRIA) and a member of staff at Claude Bernard University, Lyon where she works on algorithms for computational biology, gene prediction and biological sequence analysis. http://pbil.univ-lyon1.fr/members/sagot/htdocs/curvi_sagot.pdf

Conference Co-chair

Jacques Van Helden Jacques Van Helden

Aix-Marseille Université (AMU), Marseille

Jacques Van Helden is the co-director of the Institut Français de Bioinformatique, a national infrastructure of research, and the French node of the European infrastructure ELIXIR. His teaching domains include bioinformatics, genome analysis, network analysis, analysis of regulatory sequences, biostatistics, programming, biological evolution, biology and society.

Website: http://jacques.van-helden.p.luminy.univ-amu.fr/cv_JvH_EN.html