Keynote Presentations

* All talks are in the Auditorium



Michael LevittMichael Levitt (KN01)

2013 Nobel Laureate - Chemistry
Stanford University
California, United States


Presentation Title: Fun With Large Structures and Masses of Sequence

Date/Time: Sunday July 12th 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Introduction by: Burkhard Rost, ISCB Past President




ISCB Overton Prize Award Keynote

Curtis HuttenhowerCurtis Huttenhower (KN02)

Department of Biostatistics, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston;
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, United States

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Presentation Title: Understanding microbial community function and the human microbiome in health and disease

Date/Time: Sunday July 12th 4:40 pm - 5:40 pm

Introduction by: Bonnie Berger





Dr. Eileen FurlongEileen Furlong (KN03)

Genome Biology Unit
European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)
Heidelberg, Germany

Keynote's Website


Presentation Title: Genome regulation during embryonic development

Date/Time: Monday July 13th 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Introduction by: Janet Kelso





Ken WolfeKenneth H Wolfe (KN04)

UCD School of Medicine & Medical Science
Conway Institute
University College Dublin, Ireland

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Presentation Title: Reversible DNA rearrangement as a switch for cell type in yeasts

Date/Time: Monday July 13th 4:40 pm - 5:40 pm

Introduction by: Des Higgins




Senior Scientist Award

Cyrus ChothiaCyrus Chothia (KN05)

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge
United Kingdom


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Presentation Title: How lucky I have been

Date/Time: Tuesday July 14th 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Introduction by: Alex Bateman


This special award presentation for Cyrus Chothia will feature short presentations from Arthur Lesk, Steven Brenner and Julian Gough followed by a short Q&A with Cyrus Chothia

Award Presentation by: Alfonso Valencia



ISCB Fellows Keynote

Amos BairochAmos Bairoch KN06)

Professor and Director, Department of Human Protein Sciences, University of Geneva; and
Group leader, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Keynote's Website

Presentation Title: neXtProt 2015 highlights: SPARQL endpoint and biocuration efforts around the human protein variome

Date/Time: Tuesday July 14th 4:40 pm - 5:40 pm

Introduction by: Burkhard Rost