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ISMB/ECCB 2015 Theme Chairs

New for 2015 will be the presentation of talks by Thematic area.
Oral presentations from accepted submissions from Highlights, Proceedings and Late Breaking Research will be presented by theme area.



Janet Kelso

Janet Kelso (Theme Chair for: Data)
Bioinformatics Research Group Leader
Minerva Professor at the Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany.

  • Databases, Ontologies, & Text Mining
  • Bioimaging & Data Visualization
  • Applied Bioinformatics

Includes data and text-mining, ontologies, databases and machine learning approaches that do not fit in other categories.



Yana BrombergYana Bromberg (Theme Chair for: Disease)
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, United States

  • Disease Models & Epidemiology

Includes analysis of mutations, phenotypes, drugs, epidemiology and other clinically relevant areas.




Martin VingronMartin Vingron (Theme Chair for: Genes)
Director, Bioinformatics
Department Computational Molecular Biology
Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics
Berlin, Germany

  •  Gene Regulation & Transcriptomics
  •  Evolution and Comparative Genomics
  •  RNA Bioinformatics
  •  Sequence Analysis

Includes work in genes (including non-coding RNA), transcriptomes, genomes and variation.



Ioannis Xenarios

Ioannis Xenarios (Theme Chair for: Proteins)
Director Swiss-Prot & Vital-IT group
SIB- Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics
Center for Integrative Genomics
University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Mass Spectrometry & Proteomics

  • Protein Interact & Molecular Networks
  • Protein Structure & Function

Includes analysis of proteins and their structures and proteomics.



Nicolas Le Novere

Nicolas Le Novere (Theme Chair for: Systems)
Senior Group Leader, Computational Biology Group
Babraham Institute
Cambridge, United Kingdom

  •  Metabolic Networks
  • Population Genomics

This theme includes higher level systems such as cells, tissues, whole organisms and ecosystems. Includes systems biology, molecular interactions and genetic regulation.