ISCB Africa ASBCB Conference on Bioinformatics 2017

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS


Mary Galinski, Ph.D.

MARY GALINSKI, PhD
Professor, Emory Vaccine Center
Emory University
Georgia, USA

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B.F. FRANCIS OUELLETTE, PhD

B.F. FRANCIS OUELLETTE, PhD
CSO, VP Scientific Affairs
Génome Québec

DANIEL MASIGA, PhD

DANIEL MASIGA, PhD
Theme Leader, Animal Health
International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE)
Nairobi, Kenya

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NICOLE SORANZO, PhD NICOLE SORANZO, PhD
Group Leader

Human Genetics
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (WTSI)
Professor of Human Genetics
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom

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BIOGRAPHIES

MARY GALINSKI, PhD
Dr. Galinski is a Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases of the Department of Medicine and the Department of Microbiology and Immunology in Emory University’s School of Medicine, and also holds an appointment in the Hubert Department of Global Health of the Rollins School of Public Health. Dr. Galinski earned her Ph.D. from the Sackler Institute of Biomedical Sciences at New York University School of Medicine, with an emphasis in molecular parasitology. Before joining Emory in 1998, she was a member of the faculty at NYU School of Medicine in the Department of Medical and Molecular Parasitology.

In addition to her research efforts, Dr. Galinski is an internationally recognized leader in efforts to raise awareness of the enormity of the malaria burden worldwide, and advocate for the increase of expanded research resources, interdisciplinary collaborative linkages, and the development and implementation of effective solutions to this major global health problem. Dr. Galinski has also emphasized the need to train the next generation of malaria experts, and has encouraged the participation of educators and health leaders worldwide in this effort. Towards achieving these goals, Dr. Galinski founded the Malaria Foundation International in 1992, with the mission to facilitate the development and implementation of solutions to the health, economic and social problems caused by malaria.

www.news.emory.edu/stories/2013/01/malaria_consortium_launches_website/index.html

MaHPIC = Malaria Host-Pathogen Interaction Center

http://mahpic.emory.edu

http://systemsbiology.emory.edu

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DANIEL MASIGA, PhD
Dan Masiga’s research focus is on tropical infectious diseases, which began with African trypanosomes, the subject of his doctoral studies, but extended to malaria and NTDs. He has led projects in these fields, and aims to use generic subjects such as genomics and bioinformatics to advance new knowledge, and develop tools that reduce the impact of tropical diseases. He sees his biggest contribution to science being to mentor young African scientists in the life sciences, and enabling them to take leadership roles in shaping the role of S&T in Africa's development. He is a previous president of ASBCB, and leader of the H3ABioNET node at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology. 

www.icipe.org/about/staff/daniel-masiga

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NICOLE SORANZO, PhD
Prof. Soranzo is a human geneticist working in the field of human complex trait genetics. Her research focuses on the application of large-scale genomic analysis to unravel the spectrum of human genetic variation associated with cardiometabolic and immune diseases, and its interaction with non-genetic and environmental cues. Prof. Soranzo graduated in biological sciences at the University of Milano, Italy, with a dissertation on population and evolutionary genetics. She later obtained a PhD in genetics from the University of Dundee, and undertook post-doctoral training in human population and statistical genetics at University College London, conducting applied and methodological work in evolutionary genetics and association studies. In 2005 Prof. Soranzo joined the Pharmacogenomics Department at Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development (Raritan, USA). In 2007 she joined the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, and since 2009 she has led her own team. In 2015 she was additionally appointed as Professor of Human Genetics at the School of Clinical Medicine of the University of Cambridge. Furthermore, Prof. Soranzo is a member of the Cambridge University Platelet Biology and Cardiovascular groups, the NIHR Blood and Transplant Research Unit in Donor Health and Genomics and the EU BLUEPRINT and EpiGeneSys projects. She serves in several steering committees and scientific advisory boards, and is on the editorial board for the European Journal of Human Genetics, Genome Medicine, Trends in Genetics, and Molecular Biology and Evolution.
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