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Committees

Conference Chairs
Steering Committee
Scientific Organizing Committee
Highlights Committee
Posters Committee
Proceedings Chairs
Special Interest Groups
Student Council Symposium Committee
Late Breaking Research
Travel Fellowships Committee
Tutorials Committee
Art and Science Committee
Technology Track Committee

Conference Chairs

Olga Troyanskaya, Conference Chair, Princeton University, New Jersey, USA
Michal Linial, Conference Co-chair, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
Jill Mesirov, Conference Co-Chair, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, USA

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Steering Committee

Burkhard Rost, Steering Committee Chair and Highlights Chair, Columbia University, New York, USA

Barbara Bryant, Constellation Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, USA

Janet Kelso, ISCB Conferences Committee Chair, Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

Steven Leard, ISCB Conferences Director, Edmonton, Canada

Fran Lewitter, Outreach Committee Chair, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, USA

Michal Linial Conference Co-chair and Special Sessions Chair, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

BJ Morrison McKay, ISCB Executive Officer, San Diego, USA

Jill P. Mesirov, Conference Co-chair, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, USA

Eugene W. Myers, Past Conference Chair, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Ashburn, USA

Reinhard Schneider, ISCB Treasurer, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany

Mona Singh, Proceedings Papers Chair, Princeton University, USA

Olga Troyanskaya, Conference Chair, Princeton University, USA

 

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Scientific Organizing Committee

Highlights Track Chair: Burkhard Rost, Columbia University, New York, USA

Late Breaking Research Chair: John Quackenbush, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA

Poster Chair: Yana Bromberg, Columbia University, New York, USA

Proceedings Papers Track Chair: Mona Singh, Princeton University, NJ, USA

Special Interest Groups Chair: Hershel Safer, Rehovot, Israel

Special Sessions Chair: Michal Linial, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Technology Track Chair: Rodrigo Lopez, European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge, UK

Travel Fellowships Chair: Guilherme Oliveira, FIOCRUZ – Minas, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Tutorials Chair: Janet Kelso, Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

Conference Workshop Track Chair: Jill Mesirov, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, USA

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Highlights Committee

Chair: Burkhard Rost Columbia University New York USA
Co-Chair: Reinhard Schneider, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany

Nir Ben-Tal, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv Israel
Erik Bongcam-Rudloff, Uppsala University, Uppsala Sweden
Terry Gaasterland, University of California, San Diego USA
Ivo Hofacker, University of Vienna, Vienna Austria
Trey Ideker, University of California, San Diego San Diego USA
Toni Kazic, University of Missouri, Columbia USA
Janet Kelso, Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig Germany
Michal Linial, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem Israel
Yanay Ofran, Bar Ilan University, Ramat-Gan Israel
David Roos, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia USA
Reinhard Schneider, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg Germany
Olga Troyanskaya, Princeton University, Princeton USA
Alfonso Valencia, Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), Madrid Spain
Ralf Zimmer, University of Munich, Munich Germany
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Posters Committee

Yana Bromberg, Chair, Columbia University, New York, USA

Marco Punta, Technical University of Munich

Nikolay Samusik, Max Planck Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology, Dresden

Laszlo Kajan, Technical University of Munich

Ta-tsen Soong, Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Markus Fischer, Columbia University

Fabian Dey, Columbia University

Eugenia Lyashenko, Columbia University

Tobias Hamp, Technical University of Munich

Shruti Rastogi, Columbia University

Avner Schlessinger, UC San Francisco

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Proceedings Chairs

 

 

PROCEEDINGS PAPERS COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Mona Singh, Proceedings Chair, Princeton University NJ, USA
Joel Bader, (Proceedings Co-chair), John Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA

 

PROCEEDINGS PAPERS - AREA CHAIRS

 

Bioimaging

Gene Myers,Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Ashburn, USA
Robert Murphy, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA

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Databases & Ontologies

Alex Bateman, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, UK
Suzanna Lewis, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, Berkeley, USA

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Disease Models & Epidemiology

Thomas Lengauer, Max-Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarbrücken, Germany
Yves Moreau, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium

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Evolution and Comparative Genomics

Dannie Durand, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA
Teresa Przytycka, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA

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Gene Regulation & Transcriptomics

Hanah Margalit, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Eric Xing, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA

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Population Genomics

Eleazar Eskin, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Eran Halperin, International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley, USA

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Protein Interactions & Molecular Networks

Alfonso Valencia, Spanish National Cancer Research Centre, Madrid, Spain
Roded Sharan, Tel-Aviv University, Israel

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Protein Structure & Function

Bonnie Berger, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA
Nir Ben-Tal, Tel-Aviv University, Israel

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Sequence Analysis

Michael Brudno, University of Toronto, Canada
Cenk Sahinalp, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada

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Text Mining

Andrey Rzhetsky, University of Chicago, USA
Hagit Shatkay, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada

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Other

Phil Bourne, University of California San Diego, USA
Barb Bryant, Constellation Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, USA

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Special Interest Groups Committee

Hershel Safer, Chair, Rehovot, Israel

Mike Cherry, Stanford, Palo Alto, USA

Joaquin Dopazo, Prince Felipe Research Centre (CIPF), Valencia, Spain

Jill Mesirov, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, USA

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Student Council Symposium Committee

Thomas Abeel, SCS6 Chair, Department of Plant Systems Biology, VIB, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium and Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, MA, USA

Magali Michaut, SCS6 co-chair, Terrence Donnelly CCBR, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Chris Klijn, Program chair, The Netherlands Cancer Institute, division of Molecular Biology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Jeroen de Ridder, Fundraising, Bioinformatics group, Delft University of Technology, Delft and Bioinformatics and statistics group, The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Phil Hyoun Lee, Speakers and Social Events, Center for Human Genetic Research, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston and Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, USA.

Venkata P. Satagopam, Marketing and website, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany

Avinash K. Shanmugam, Conference Booklet, Centre for Computational Medicine and Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

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Late Breaking Research Committee

John Quackenbush, Committee Chair, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA

Chen Li, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA

Winston Hide, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA

Benjamin Haibe-Kains, School of Public Health, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, USA

Matt Hibbs, The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, USA

Stefan Bentink, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA

Chad Myers, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA

Florian Markowetz, Cambridge University, United Kingdom

Olga Troyanskaya, Princeton University, Princeton, USA

Oliver Hofmann, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA

Curtis Huttenhower, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA

Ivana Yang, National Jewish Health, Denver, USA

Olga Vitek, Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA

Carl Kingford, University of Maryland, College Park, USA

Amira Djebbari, National Research Council, Ottawa, Canada

Guocheng Yuan, Harvard, Boston, USA

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Travel Fellowship Committee

Guilherme Oliveira, Chair, Genomics and Computational Biology Group. FIOCRUZ, Brazil

Fernan Aguero, University of San Martin, Argentina

Michael Brudno, University of Toronto, Canada

João Carlos Setubal, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, USA

Alan Christoffels, South African Bioinformatics Institute, South Africa

Worachart Sirawaraporn , Mahidol University, Thailand

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Tutorials Committee

Janet Kelso, Committee Chair, Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany
Fran Lewitter, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, USA

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Art and Science Committee

Milana Frenkel-Morgenstern, Committee Chair, Spanish National Cancer Research Center (NCIO), Madrid, Spain
Noura Chelbat, Johannes Kepler University, Linz Institute of Bioinformatics, Linz, Austria
Nils Gehlenborg, European Bioinformatics Institute and University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Magali Michaut, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Venkata Satagopam, Structural and Computational Biology, Heidelberg, Germany

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Technology Track Committee

Rodrigo Lopez, Committee Chair, European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge, UK
Steven Leard, ISCB Conferences Director, Edmonton, Canada

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Conference Chairs

 

Olga Troyanskaya, Conference Chair, Princeton University, New Jersey, USA
Michal Linial, Conference Co-chair, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
Jill Mesirov, Conference Co-Chair, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, USA
 
Olga Troyanskaya is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics at Princeton University, USA, where she runs the Laboratory of Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics. Her work bridges computer science and molecular biology in an effort to develop better methods for analysis of diverse genomic data with the goal of understanding and modeling protein function and interactions in biological pathways. Her group includes theoretical and experimental aspects, and tackles diverse questions including developing integrative technologies for pathway prediction, study of biological networks and functional evolution, and investigation of natural tumor development. Dr. Troyanskaya is an Associate Editor for Bioinformatics, PLOS Computational Biology, and editorial board member of Journal of Biomedical Informatics, Briefings in Bioinformatics, and Biology Direct. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the International Society for Computational Biology. She received her Ph.D. from Stanford University and is a recipient of the Sloan Research Fellowship, the NSF CAREER award, and the Howard Wentz faculty award. She has also been honored as one of the top young technology innovators by the MIT Technology Review.

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Michal Linial is a Professor of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, where she heads The Sudarsky Center for Computational Biology. She is a founder (1999) and the chair of the undergraduate and graduate joint programs in Computer science and Life Science at the Hebrew University.
She received her PhD from the Hebrew University's Medical School (1986) in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. During her post-doctoral training in Stanford University, she engaged in molecular neuroscience with the goal of deciphering the molecular makeup of the synapse. She joined the Hebrew University (1989) and was a driving force in merging computational and analytical tools with classical wet biology.

Her laboratory is active in the two arenas - She leads a wet lab as well as a computational group. Her research interests span a broad range of topics such as stem cells, neuronal differentiation, synapse regulation, cell biology of secretory systems and the molecular mechanisms that underlie behavior. With the maturation of large-scale technologies, she has become involved in developing methods for target selection in Structural Genomics, protein family classification and the development of methodologies for the analysis of large-scale biological data sets. She is particularly interested in introducing powerful computational tools to meet the needs of the biological and bio-medical research communities. Among the web tools developed by her research group are PANDORA, ProtoNet, and EVEREST. One of her main recent areas of activity is proteomics where she combines experimental, technological and computational work.

She is the current Chair of the European Conference in Computational Biology, and a member of the steering committee of RECOMB. She is a member of ISCB's Board of directors, and is active in the Conference and Education committees and a liaison to the ISCB Student councils.

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Jill Mesirov is chief informatics officer of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard where she directs the Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Organization. She is also a member of the MIT Center for Cancer Research and adjunct professor of bioinformatics at Boston University.
Dr. Mesirov is a computational scientist who has spent many years working in the area    of high-performance computing on problems that arise in science, engineering and business applications. Her current research interest is computational biology with a focus on algorithms and analytic methodologies for pattern recognition and discovery with applications to cancer genomics, genome analysis and interpretation, and comparative genomics. In addition, Mesirov is committed to the development of practical, accessible software tools to bring these methods to the general biomedical research community.

In 1997, Dr. Mesirov came to the Whitehead Institute/MIT Center for Genome Research, now part of the Broad Institute, from IBM, where she was manager of computational biology and bioinformatics in the Healthcare/Pharmaceutical Solutions Organization. Before joining IBM in 1995, she was director of research at Thinking Machines Corporation for 10 years. She has also held positions in the mathematics department at the University of California at Berkeley, the Institute for Defense Analyses' Center for Communications Research in Princeton, and as associate executive director of the American Mathematical Society.


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