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ISMB/ECCB 2021 Committees

ISMB/ECCB 2021 Steering Committee

Rita Casadio, Conference Co-chair, University of Bologna, Italy
Bruno Gaeta, ISCB Treasurer, University of New South Wales, Australia
Janet Kelso, ISCB Conference Advisory Council Co-chair, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany
Diane E. Kovats, ISCB Chief Executive Officer, United States
Steven Leard, ISMB Conference Director, Canada
Thomas Lengauer, ISCB Past-President, Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany
Christine Orengo, ISCB President, University College London, United Kingdom
Pat Rodenburg, Conference Administrator, Canada
Marie-France Sagot, Conference Co-chair, Claude Bernard University; French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation (INRIA); University of Lyon, France
Torsten Schwede, ECCB Liaison, Biozentrum, University of Basel & SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics
Switzerland
Jacques Van Helden, Conference Co-chair, Aix-Marseille Université (AMU), France


COVID-19 Track Committee

Thomas Lengauer, Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany
Shoshana Wodak, VIB‐VUB Center for Structural Biology, Belgium

Fellowship Committee

Chair: Dimitri Perrin, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Co-chair: Catherine Putonti, Loyola University Chicago, United States

Proceedings Committee

Proceedings Co-chairs

Christophe Dessimoz, University of Lausanne; University College London; Swiss Institute for Bioinformatics, Switzerland
Teresa M. Przytycka, NCBI, NLM, NIH, United States

Area Chairs

Bioinformatics Education

Sarah L. Morgan, EMBL-EBI, United Kingdom
Russel Schwarz, Carnegie Mellon University, United States

Bioinformatics of Microbes and Microbiomes

Bernhard Renard, Hasso Plattner Institure
Hélène Touzet, CNRS, CRIStAL, France

Biomedical Informatics

Maria Secrier, University College London, United Kingdom
Marinka Zitnik, Harvard University, United States

Evolutionary, Comparative, and Population Genomics

Dannie Durand, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
Wataru Iwasaki, University of Tokyo, Japan

Genome Privacy and Security

Bonnie Berger, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States

Genomic Sequence Analysis

Can Alkan, Bilkent University, Turkey
Adam Phlilippy, NIH, United States

Macromolecular Sequence, Structure, and Function

Yann Ponty, CNRS/LIX, Polytechnique, France
Jinbo Xu , Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago, United States

Regulatory and Functional Genomics

Shaun Mahony, Penn State, United States
Yvan Saeys, VIB Ghent, Belgium

Systems Biology and Networks

Laurent Jacob, CNRS, France
Tamer Kahveci, University of Florida, United States

General Computational Biology

Mohammed El-Kebir, University of Illinois, United States
Cagatay Turkay, University of Warwick, United Kingdom

Proceedings Reviewers

Jan Aerts, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Tatsuya Akutsu, Kyoto University
Alexander Alekseyenko, Medical University of South Carolina
Mohammed Alquraishi, Columbia University
Emily Alsentzer, MIT
Mohammed Alser, ETH Zurich
Manimozhiyan Arumugam, University of Copenhagen
Volkan Atalay, Middle East Technical University
Ferhat Ay, La Jolla Institute
Erman Ayday, Case Western Reserve University and Bilkent University
Chloé Azencott, CBIO; Mines ParisTech; Institut Curie; INSERM
Pedro Ballester, Cancer Research Centre of Marseille
Vikas Bansal, University of California San Diego
Ziv Bar-Joseph, Carnegie Mellon University
Jakub Bartoszewicz, HPI
Anais Baudot, CNRS
Brett Beaulieu-Jones, University of Pennsylvania
Niko Beerenwinkel, ETH Zurich
Asa Ben-Hur, Colorado State University
Takis Benos, University of Pittsburgh
Etienne Birmele, Université Paris Descartes
Isabell Bludau, ETH Zurich
Sebastian Böcker, Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Valentina Boeva, Institut Cochin/INSERM/CNRS
Karsten Borgwardt, ETH Zurich
Christina Boucher, University of Florida
Patrick Bradley, The Ohio State University
Edward Braun, Univeristy of Florida
Michael Brent, WUSTL
Karel Brinda, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Yana Bromberg, Rutgers University
Dongbo Bu, Insitute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Melissa Burke, Australian BioCommons
Laura Cantini, Institut de Biologie de l'Ecole Normale Superiore
Stefan Canzar, Gene Center, LMU
Alessandra Carbone, Sorbonne Université
Hannah Carter, University of California San Diego
Frédéric Cazals, INRIA
Mark Chaisson, University of Washington
Isaure Chauvot de Beauchêne, CAPSID team, CNRS, LORIA
Dexiong Chen, INRIA
Jianlin Cheng, University of Missouri Columbia
Rayan Chikhi, CNRS
Maria Chikina, University of Pittsburgh
Leonid Chindelevitch, Imperial College London
Hyunghoon Cho, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
A. Ercument Cicek, Bilkent University
Phillip Compeau, Carnegie Mellon University
Ana Conesa, University of Florida
James Costello, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Lenore Cowen, Tufts University
Lorin Crawford, Microsoft Research New England
Felipe da Veiga Leprevost, University of Michigan
Piotr Wojciech Dabrowski, HTW Berlin University of Applied Sciences
Noah Daniels, The University of Rhode Island
Jeroen de Ridder, Delft Bioinformatics Lab
Charlotte Deane, University of Oxford
Dan DeBlasio, University of Texas at El Paso
Viraj Deshpande, Illumina Inc.
Didier Devaurs, The University of Edinburgh
Jo Dicks, Public Health England
Ying Ding, The University of Texas at Austin
Robin Dowell, University of Colorado Boulder
Jingcheng Du, UTHealth
Ray Enke, James Madison University
Damien Eveillard, Nantes University
Dirk Evers, Molecular Health GmbH
Gang Fang, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Sofia Kirke Forslund, MDC/Charité/ECRC
Caroline Friedel, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Fabian Froehlich, Harvard University
Tsukasa Fukunaga, The University of Tokyo
Kenji Fukushima, University of Würzburg
Nils Gehlenborg, Harvard University
Dario Ghersi, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Vladimir Gligorijevic, Institut Jozef Stefan
Omer Gokcumen, University at Buffalo
Sergei Grudinin, INRIA
Attila Gursoy, Koc University
Gamze Gursoy, Yale University
Faraz Hach, University of British Columbia and Vancouver Prostate Centre
Iman Hajirasouliha, Cornell University
Dominik Heider, Philipps-University of Marburg
Mikel Hernaez, University of Illinois, at Urbana-Champaign
Michael Hiller, MPI CBG
Ivo Hofacker, University of Vienna
Liisa Holm, University of Helsinki
Fereydoun Hormozdiari, University of Washington
Kexin Huang, Harvard University
Wolfgang Huber, EMBL
Lawrence Hunter, UC Denver
Ignacio Ibarra Del Río, EMBL Heidelberg
Trey Ideker, University of California San Diego
Pierre-Étienne Jacques, Université de Sherbrooke
Chirag Jain, National Institutes of Health
Peng Jiang, National Cancer Institute
Tao Jiang, University of California, Riverside
Yuxiang Jiang, Indiana University Bloomington
Lars Kaderali, University Medicine Greifswald
Andre Kahles, ETH Zurich
Akshay Kakumanu, The Pennsylvania State University
Lukas Käll, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Emre Karakoc, University of Washington
Birte Kehr, Berlin Institute of Health / Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Sunduz Keles, University of Wisconsin-Madison
David Kelley, Calico Life Sciences
Chris Kennedy, Harvard Medical School
Daisuke Kihara, Purdue University
Judith Klein, Colorado School of Mines
David Knowles, Columbia University
Dave Koes, University of Pittsburgh
Mikhail Kolmorgorov, University of California San Diego
Rachel Kolodny, University of Haifa
Peter Koo, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Sergey Koren, NHGRI/NIH
David Koslicki, Penn State University
Dennis Kostka, University of Pittsburgh
Mehmet Koyuturk, Case Western Reserve University
Roland Krause, University of Luxembourg
Arjun Krishnan, Michigan State University
Smita Krishnaswamy, Yale University
Anshul Kundaje, Stanford University
Lukasz Kurgan, Virginia Commonwealth University
Manuel Lafond, Université de Sherbrooke
Lydie Lane, SIB
Ben Langmead, Johns Hopkins University
Keren Lasker, Stanford University
Mathieu Lavallée-Adam, University of Ottawa
Dominique Lavenier, CNRS / IRISA
Heewook Lee, Carnegie Mellon University
Jingyi Jessica Li, University of California, Los Angeles
Le Li, Cornell University
Michelle Li, Harvard University
Maxwell Libbrecht, University of Washington Genome Sciences
Olivier Lichtarge, Baylor College of Medicine
Antoine Limasset, CNRS
Gerton Lunter, University of Oxford
Ruibang Luo, The University of Hong Kong
Jian Ma, Carnegie Mellon University
Jianzhu Ma, Purdue University
François Major, University of Montreal
William Majoros, Duke University
Salem Malikic, Simon Fraser University
Serghei Mangul, University of California, Los Angeles
Guillaume Marcais, Carnegie Mellon University
Florian Markowetz, University of Cambridge
Tobias Marschall, Saarland University / Max Planck Institute for Informatics
Tristan Mary-Huard, INRAE
David Mathews, University of Rochester
Matthew McDermott, MIT
Alejandra Medina-Rivera, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Pall Melsted, University of Iceland
Irmtraud Meyer, Max-Delbrück-Centrum für Molekulare Medizin (MDC); and Free University
Michelle Meyer, Boston College
Tom Michoel, University of Bergen
Olgica Milenkovic, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Siavash Mirarab, The University of Texas at Austin
Hosein Mohimani, Carnegie Melon University
Erin Molloy, UCLA/UMD
Jonathan Monk, UCSD
Jean Monlong, University of California, Santa Cruz
Deisy Morselli Gysi, Northeastern University
Nicola Mulder, University of Cape Town
T.M. Murali, Virginia Tech
Chad Myers, University of Minnesota
Niranjan Nagarajan, Genome Institute of Singapore
Luay Nakhleh, Rice University
Leelavati Narlikar, National Chemical Laboratory
Kay Nieselt, University of Tübingen
William Noble, University of Washington
Ibrahim Numanagic, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Claire O'Donovan, EBI
Layla Oesper, Carleton College
Yaron Orenstein, Ben-Gurion University
Hatice Osmanbeyoglu, University of Pittsburgh
Aida Ouangraoua, Université de Sherbrooke
Arzucan Ozgur, Bogazici University
Joshua Pan, Broad Institute
Akanksha Pandey, VIT University
Gaurav Pandey, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Laxmi Parida, IBM
Rob Patro, University of Maryland
Loïc Paulevé, CNRS/LaBRI, Bordeaux
Eric Pelletier, CEA / Genoscope
Theodore Perkins, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Mihaela Pertea, Johns Hopkins University
Dmitri Pervouchine, Skolkovo Institute for Science and Technology
Anton I. Petrov, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI)
Nico Pfeifer, University of Tübingen
Roger Pique-Regi, Wayne State University
Mihai Pop, University of Maryland
James Procter, University of Dundee
Simon Puglisi, University of Helsinki
Elizabeth Purdom, University of California, Berkeley
Xiaoning Qian, Texas A&M University
Gerald Quon, University of California, Davis
Predrag Radivojac, Northeastern University
Jean Louis Raisaro, Lausanne university hospital (CHUV)
Huzefa Rangwala, George Mason University
Verena Ras, University of Cape Town
Thomas Rattei, University of Vienna
Magnus Rattray, The University of Manchester
Vladimir Reinharz, Université du Québec à Montréal
Hugues Richard, University Pierre and Marie Curie
Lila Rieber, The Pennsylvania State University
Anna Ritz, Reed College
Elena Rivas, Janelia Farm Research Campus, HHMI
Marc Robinson-Rechavi, Universite de Lausanne
Miguel Rocha, University of Minho
Sushmita Roy, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Camilo Ruiz, Stanford University
Cenk Sahinalp, Indiana University Bloomington
Leena Salmela, University of Helsinki
Venkata Satagopam, University of Luxembourg and ELIXIR-Luxembourg
Gryte Satas, Princeton University
Alejandro Schaffer, National Institutes of Health
Michael Schatz, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Melanie Schirmer, Technical University of Munich
Alexander Schoenhuth, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica
Marcel Schulz, Goethe University
Michelle Scott, University of Sherbrooke
Alexander Sczyrba, Bielefeld University
Fritz Sedlazeck, Baylor College of Medicine
Nicola Segata, University of Trento
Mingfu Shao, Carnegie Mellon University
Roded Sharan, Tel Aviv University
Vishakha Sharma, Stevens Institute of Technology
Amarda Shehu, George Mason University
Yang Shen, Texas A&M University
Ilan Shomorony, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Avanti Shrikumar, Stanford University
Anne Siegel, IRISA - CNRS
Sean Simmons, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jared Simpson, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
Johannes Soeding, MPI BPC
Giltae Song, Pusan National University
Jens Stoye, Bielefeld University
Mahito Sugiyama, National Institute of Informatics
Krister Swenson, CNRS, Université de Montpellier
Ewa Szczurek, University of Warsaw
Haixu Tang, Indiana University Bloomington
Eric Tannier, INRIA
Jaclyn Taroni, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation
Oznur Tastan, Sabanci University
Fabian Theis, Helmholtz Zentrum München – German Research Center for Environmental Health
Todd Treangen, Rice University
Olivier Tremblay-Savard, University of Manitoba
Yatish Turakhia, University of California, Santa Cruz
Celia van Gelder, DTL
Fabio Vandin, University of Padova
Nelle Varoquaux, University of California, Berkeley
Susana Vinga, Universidade de Lisboa
Martin Vingron, Max Planck Institut fuer molekulare Genetik
Max von Kleist, Freie Universität Berlin
Yijie Wang, Indiana University
Tandy Warnow, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Wyeth Wasserman, The University of British Columbia
Sebastian Will, Ecole Polytechnique
Phillip Wilmarth, OHSU
Yu Xia, McGill University
Guanjue Xiang, The Pennsylvania State University
Naomi Yamada, The Pennsylvania State University
Vicky Yao, Rice University
Byung-Jun Yoon, Texas A&M University
William Yu, University of Toronto
Simone Zaccaria, UCL Cancer Institute
Jianyang Zeng, Tsinghua University
Louxin Zhang, National University of Singapore
Xiang Zhang, Harvard University
Ralf Zimmer, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Ali Zomorrodi, Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School
Blaz Zupan, University of Ljubljana

Proceedings Sub-Reviewers

Dhoha Abid
Sandeep Acharya
Michael Adamer, ETH Zurich
Constantin Ahlmann-Eltze, EMBL Heidelberg
Kyle Akers
Jarno Alanko, University of Helsinki; Dalhousie University
Michael Alonge, Johns Hopkins University
Israa Alqassem, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Mohammed Alser, ETH Zurich
Yoann Anselmetti
Meltem Apaydin, Texas A&M University
Ricard Argelaguet, Babraham Institute
Angeles Arzalluz-Luque
Stefano Avanzini, Stanford University
Kerem Ayöz
Alex Baker
Brittany Baur
Fatemeh Behjati
Djamal Belazzougui
Felix Berkenkamp
Anushua Biswas, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory; Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research
Nico Borgsmüller, ETH Zurich
Matthew Brendel
Douglas Brubaker, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering
Diyue Bu, Indiana University Bloomington
Doruk Cakmakci, Bilkent University
Daniele Capocefalo, European Institute of Oncology; University of Milan
Claudia Cava, Institute of Molecular Bioimaging and Physiology; National Research Council (IBFM-CNR)
Shounak Chakraborty, Quantitative Biosciences Munich (QBM); LMU Munich
Shubham Chandak, Stanford University
Ibrahim Chegrane, University of Sherbrooke
Hanrong Chen, Genome Institute of Singapore
Julie Chow, University of California, Davis
Ratul Chowdhury
Sarah Christensen, DE Shaw Research
Simone Ciccolella, University of Milan-Bicocca
Helen Cook
Miklós Csürös, Université de Montréal
Alister D'Costa
Andy Dahl
Kushal Dey
Jun Ding, McGill University
Van Hoan Do, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Arthur Dondi, ETH Zurich
Daniel Dörr, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
Dat Doung
Monica Dragan
Peter Ebert, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
Jana Ebler, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
Bowen Fan
Jason Fan
Mohsen Ferdosi, Carnegie Mellon University
Pedro Ferreira, ETH Zürich
Mattia Forcato, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Lisa Gai
Jay Ghurye, Verily Life Sciences, LLC
Gal Gilad
Jean-Sebastian Gounot
Stephane Guindon
Thomas Gumbsch, ETH Zürich; Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics
Anna Hake, Max Planck Institute for Informatics
Spencer Halberg
Išerić Hamza, University of Victoria
Ramin Hasibi
Dennis Hecker, Goethe University Hospital
Pingzhao Hu, University of Manitoba
Elham Jafari, Indiana University Bloomington
Mansoureh Jalilkhany, University of Victoria
Kiran Javkar, University of Maryland, College Park
Jeffery Jung
Mostafa Karimi, Microsoft Corporation
Arya Kaul, Harvard Medical School
Jamshed Khan, University of Maryland
Mikhail Khodak
Parsoa Khorsand
Michael Kleyman
Sara Knaack, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Maren Knop
Can Kockan
Noam Koren, Tel-Aviv University
David Koslicki
Thomas Krannich, Berlin Institute of Health; Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Roland Krause, University of Luxembourg
Nathan LaPierre, University of California, Los Angeles
Da-Inn Lee
Dongshunyi Li, Carnegie Mellon University
Le Li, Weill Institute for Cell & Molecular Biology; Cornell University
Feng (Ryan) Lin, University of Washington
Changchang Liu
Xiaowen (Kevin) Liu, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Jennifer Lu, Johns Hopkins University
Junyan Lu, European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Adriaan-Alexander Ludl
Jose Lugo-Martinez
Xiao Luo, Bielefeld University
Cynthia Ma
Ranjan Kumar Maji, Uniklinikum and Goethe University Frankfurt
Muhammad Ammar Malik
Weiguang Mao, University of Pittsburgh
Sapir Margalit, Tel Aviv University
Rebecca Serra Mari, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
John McBride, Ulsan National Institute for Science and Technology
Zachary McCaw, Google, Health
Lauren McIntyre, University of Florida
Alan Medlar, University of Helsinki
Jacquelyn Meisel, University of Maryland, College Park
Jane Merlevede, Institut Curie; PSL Research University; Mines Paris Tech; Inserm
Dmitrii Meleshko, Weill Cornell Medical College
Mike Molnar
Pablo Monteagudo
Marcin Możejko, University of Warsaw
Brian Nadel
Aya Narunsky, Yale University
Sebastian Niehus, Regensburg Center for Interventional Immunology
Seyednami Niyakan, Texas A&M University
Asma Nouira, Mines ParisTech; Institut Curie; INSERM
Idoia Ochoa
Baraa Orabi, The University of British Columbia;Vancouver Prostate Centre
Yaron Orenstein, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Rita Osadchy, University of Haifa
Furkan Özden
Ozan Ozisik, Aix-Marseille University; Inserm; MMG
Prashant Pandey, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab; UC Berkeley US
Laetitia Papaxanthos, Google Brain
Azam Peyvandipour
Kim Philipp Jablonski, ETH Zurich; SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics
Oriol Pich
Christopher Pockrandt, Johns Hopkins University
Saptarshi Pyne, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Amatur Rahman, The Pennsylvania State University
Elior Rahmani, University of California Berkeley
Daniele Raimondi, KU Leuven
Sabrina Rashid, AI Therapeutics
Sumanta Ray, Aliah University
Justyna Resztak
Damian Roqueiro, ETH Zurich
Brin Rosenthal, University of California, San Diego
Massimiliano Rossi, University of Florida
Matthew Ruffalo
Steven Salzberg, Johns Hopkins University
Edward Sanders, University of Oxford
Hirak Sarkar, Harvard University
Gryte Satas, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Leah Schaffer, University of California, San Diego
Sebastian Schmidt, University of Helsinki
Tizian Schulz, Bielefeld University
Nidhi Shah, University of Maryland, College Park
Huwenbo Shi, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Qian Shi
Rahul Siddharthan, The Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Tomer Sidi, University of Haifa
Dana Silverbush, Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School; Broad Institute of Harvard & MIT
Akshat Singhal, University of California San Diego
Haris Smajlovic, University of Victoria
Nataliya Sokolovska, Sorbonne University
Harihara Subrahmaniam Muralidharan, University of Maryland, College Park
Chayaporn Suphavilai
Polina Suter, ETH Zürich
Nure Tasnina, Virginia Tech
Laurent Tichit
Marketa Tomkova, University of California, Davis
Nurcan Tuncbag, Koc University
Ales Varabyou, Johns Hopkins University
Paul Villoutreix, Aix-Marseille University
Xin Wang, City University of Hong Kong
Leah Weber
Julong Wei
Caroline Weis
Omer Weissbrod, Eleven TX
Yufeng Wu, University of Connecticut
Chencheng Xu, Tsinghua University
Harry Taegyun Yang, University of California, Los Angeles
Reyyan Yeniterzi, Sabancı University
Serhan Yılmaz, Case Western Reserve University
Kaan Yorgancioglu, Case Western Reserve University
Yuning You, Texas A&M University
Ke Yuan, University of Glasgow
Ye Yuan
Carl Zang, The Pennsylvania State University
Ron Zeira
Haowen Zhang, Georgia Institute of Technology
Jing Zhang, University of California, Irvine
Qimin Zhang
Ruochi Zhang
Sai Zhang, Stanford University School of Medicine
Yang Zhang, Carnegie Mellon University
Tianming Zhou, Carnegie Mellon University
Jennifer Zou, University of California, Los Angeles


Special Sessions

Co-Chair: Céline Brochier-Armanet, Université de Lyon, France
Co-Chair: Yves Moreau, KU Leuven, Belgium

COSI Board Representatives:
Tijana Milenkovic, University of Notre Dame, United States
Saurabh Sinha, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States 
Mark Wass, University of Kent, United Kingdom


Technology Track Committee

Chair: Hagit Shatkay, University of Delaware, United States


Tutorials

Chair: Annette McGrath, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia
Co-chair: Michelle Brazas, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Canada
Co-chair: Patricia M. Palagi, SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Switzerland