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Student Council Symposium
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Steering Committee

Burkhard Rost, Conference Chair and Highlights Chair, Technical University Munich, Germany

Terry Gaasterland, Proceedings Chair, University of California, San Diego, United States

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

Steven Leard, ISCB Conferences Director, Edmonton, Canada

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

BJ Morrison McKay, ISCB Executive Officer, San Diego, United States

Reinhard Schneider, ISCB Treasurer, Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB), University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Peter Schuster, Honorary Chair, University of Vienna (Professor Emeritus), Austria

Olga Troyanskaya, Past Conference Chair (2010), Princeton University, United States

 


Scientific Organizing Committee

Highlights Track Chair: Burkhard Rost, Technical University Munich, Germany

Late Breaking Research Track Chair: Olga Troyanskaya, Princeton University, United States

Posters Chair: Yana Bromberg, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States

Proceedings Chair: Terry Gaasterland, University of California, San Diego, United States

Special Interest Groups Chair: Hershel Safer, Tel Aviv University, Israel

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

Technology Track Chair: Rodrigo Lopez, European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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

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

Workshop Track Chair: Christine Orengo, University College London, United Kingdom

Art & Science Chair: Milana Frenkel-Morgenstern, Committee Chair, Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), Madrid, Spain

 

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Art and Science Committee

Milana Frenkel-Morgenstern, Committee Chair, Spanish National Cancer Research Center (CNIO), Madrid, Spain
Nils Gehlenborg, Harvard Medical School, Boston, United States
Magali Michaut, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Venkata P. Satagopam, EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany

 

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Highlights Committee

Chair: Burkhard Rost Technical University Munich, Germany
Co-Chair: Reinhard Schneider, Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB), University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Nir Ben-Tal, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv Israel
Erik Bongcam-Rudloff, Uppsala University, Uppsala Sweden
Terry Gaasterland, University of California, San Diego, United States
Ivo Hofacker, University of Vienna, Vienna Austria
Paul Horton, Computational Biology Research Center, AIST, Japan
Toni Kazic, University of Missouri, Columbia, United States
Michal Linial, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem Israel
Yanay Ofran, Bar Ilan University, Ramat-Gan Israel
David Rocke, UC Davis, United States
Donna Slonim,  Tufts University, Medford, United States
Alfonso Valencia, Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), Madrid, Spain
Ralf Zimmer, University of Munich, Germany

 

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Late Breaking Research Committee

Olga Troyanskaya, Chair, Princeton University, United States
Edoardo Airoldi, Harvard University, Boston, United States
Matt Hibbs, The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, United States
Curtis Huttenhower, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, United States
Carl Kingsford University of Maryland, College Park, United States
Xiaole Liu, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, United States
Florian Markowetz, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research Institute, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Chad Myers, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, United States
Dana Peer, Columbia University, New York, United States
Predrag Radivojac, Indiana University, Bloomington, United States
Olga Vitek, Purdue University, West Lafayette, United States
Elena Zaslavsky, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, United States

 

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Posters Committee

Yana Bromberg, Chair, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Theodore Alexandrov, University of Bremen, Germany
Jeremy Bellay, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, United States
Emidio Capriotti, Stanford University, Palo Alto, United States
Brian Chen, Columbia University, New York, United States
Wyatt Clark, Indiana University, Pennsylvania, United States
Jeroen de Ridder, Delft University of Technology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Javier Diaz, Indiana University, Pennsylvania, United States
Milana Frenkel-Morgenstern, Spanish National Cancer Research Center (NCIO), Madrid, Spain
Nils Gehlenborg, Harvard Medical School, Boston, United States
Yana Gofman, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Arik Harel, Rutgers, New Jersey, United States
Laszlo Kajan, TUM Munich, Germany
Marco Punta, TUM Munich, Germany
Edda Kloppmann, TUM Munich, Germany
Magali Michaut, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Nathan Nehrt, Indiana University, Pennsylvania, United States
Gaurav Pandey, University of California, Berkeley, United States
Venkata Satagopam, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany
Andrea Schafferhans, TUM Munich, Germany
Markus Schmidberger, TUM Munich, Germany
Maya Schushan, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Christian Schäfer, TUM Munich, Germany
Janita Thusberg, Buck Institute, California, United States

 

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Proceedings Committee

Terry Gaasterland, Proceedings Chair, University of California, San Diego, United States

Martin Vingron, Proceedings Co-Chair, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin, Germany

 

PROCEEDINGS PAPERS - AREA CHAIRS
 
Applied Bioinformatics

Phil Bourne, University of California, San Diego, United States
Lawrence Hunter, University of Colorado, Denver, United States

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Bioimaging & Data Visualization

Gene Myers,Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Ashburn, United States
Robert Murphy, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, United States
Sean O’Donoghue, EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany

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Databases & Ontologies

Suzanna Lewis, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, Berkeley, United States
Alex Bateman, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, United Kingdom

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Disease Models & Epidemiology

Yves Moreau, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
Niko Beerenwinkel, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

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Evolution and Comparative Genomics

Teresa M. Przytycka, NCBI, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, United States
Dannie Durand, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, United States

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Gene Regulation & Transcriptomics

Eric Xing, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, United States

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Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics
Knut Reinert, Freie University Berlin, Germany
Nuno Bandiera, University of California, San Diego, USA

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Population Genomics

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

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Protein Interactions & Molecular Networks

Trey Ideker, University of California, San Diego, United States
Robert Russell, University of Heidelberg, Germany

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Protein Structure & Function

Anna Tramontano, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy

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Sequence Analysis

Cenk Sahinalp, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada
John Kececioglu, University of Arizona, Tucson, United States

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Text Mining

Hagit Shatkay, University of Delaware, Newark, United States
Alfonso Valencia, Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), Madrid Spain

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Special Interest Group Committee

Hershel Safer, Chair, Rehovot, Israel
Ivo Hofacker, University of Vienna, Austria
Jill Mesirov, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, United States
Ivan Ovcharenko, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, United States

 

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Student Council Symposium

Thomas Abeel, SCS7 Travel Fellowships Chair, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, United States
Lorena Pantano Rubino, SCS7 Chair, Genes and Diseases Group, Center for Genomic Regulation, Spain
Pedro Lopes, SCS7 Co-Chair, DETI/IEETA, Univesity of Aveiro, Portugal
Priscila Grynberg, Program Chair, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Anupama Jigisha, Fundraising Chair, University of Geneva-Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Switzerland
Surya Saha, Publicity Committee
Geoff Macintyre, Student Council Career Central Chair, University of Melbourne, Australia

 

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Technology Track

Rodrigo Lopez, Chair, European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Peter Rice, European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Steve Pettifer , University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

 

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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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Conference Workshop Track

Christine Orengo, University College London, United Kingdom
Oliver Hofmann, Harvard University, Cambridge, United States
Janet Kelso, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

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Conference Chairs

 

Burkhard Rost, Conference Chair, Technical University Munich, Germany
Michal Linial, Conference Vice-chair, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
Peter Schuster, Honorary Co-chair, University of Vienna (Professor Emeritus), Vienna, Austria
Kurt Zatloukal, Honorary Co-chair, Genome-Austria Tissue Bank, Medical University of Graz, Austria
 
 
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Burkhard Rost obtained his doctoral degree (Dr. rer. nat.) from the University of Heidelberg (Germany) in the field of theoretical physics. He began his researchworking on the thermo-dynamical properties of spin glasses and brain-like artificial neural networks. He moved briefly (1988-1990) in peace/arms control research designing simple non-intrusive sensor networks to monitor aircraft. He entered the field of molecular biology at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany, 1990-1995), spent a year at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI, Hinxton, Cambridgshire, England, 1995), returned to the EMBL (1996-1998), joined the company LION Biosciences for a brief interim (1998), and arrived at Columbia University in 1998. In 1992, Dr. Rost developed the first Internet server for structure prediction (PredictProtein), and contributed a number of methods that predict aspects of protein structure.

His major research contribution has been the combination of machine learning tools and evolutionary information. His academic research goal is to contribute toward the understanding of molecular evolution; his technical objective is to contribute toward a coarse-grained modeling of a cell. Current research focuses on the prediction of protein function from sequence and structure and structure prediction. It includes the prediction of subcellular localization, of protein-protein and protein-substrate interactions, the prediction of impacts of residues mutations, the analysis of protein networks, the development of a dynamic view of the protein sequence/structure universe, the development of improved alignment algorithms, and the development of software systems that meet today’s challenges.

 
 

alt 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.

 

 

Peter Schuster altwas born in Vienna in 1941. He studied chemistry and physics at Vienna University. In the year 1967 he received his PhD in chemistry and then worked as PostDoc researcher with Manfred Eigen at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen (Germany). Afterwards, in 1973, he returned to Vienna where he became full professor of Theoretical Chemistry at Vienna University. In the years 1992 – 1995 he took a leave of absence from Vienna and was founding director of the Institute for Molecular Biotechnology in Jena (Germany). Since 1990 he is a member of the external faculty of the Santa Fe Institute in Santa Fe (U.S.A.). He is member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. In 2006 – 2009 he was President of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. In 1995 Peter Schuster received the Phillips-Morris Award and in 1999 the Wilhelm-Exner Medal. His main research interests are bioinformatics and structure prediction of ribonucleic acids, the study of mechanisms of biological evolution by means of molecular models, the design of molecules for predefined purposes as well as the application of inverse methods in computational systems biology

Webpages: www.tbi.univie.ac.at/~pks/


Kurt ZatloukalDr. Kurt Zatloukal is Professor of Pathology at the Medical University of Graz with specialisation in molecular pathology, focusing on metabolic and neoplastic diseases, mainly of the liver. He was a member of the Bioethics Commission at the Austrian Federal Chancellery and is the Austrian representative in the OECD task force on biological resource centres and the Roadmap Working Group of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructure. Currently he coordinates the preparatory phase of BBMRI and leads the work on pre-analytical standards for tissue banking in the FP7 large integrated project SPIDIA. Additionally, he acts as member of the executive steering committee of the P3G consortium. In context of the Austrian Genome Programme (GEN-AU), he coordinates a Biobank project which is based on a comprehensive collection of diseased and healthy tissues representing a non-selected central European population.

Webpages:
http://gbrcn-human.org/

http://bbmri.eu/


 

 

 

 

 


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