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ISMB/ECCB Distinguished Keynote

James Sharpe
EMBL-CRG Systems Biology Unit
Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG)
Barcelona, Spain

Presentation Title: TBD
Time: Saturday, July 22 — 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Introduction by: Janet Thornton, ISMB/ECCB 2017 Conference Co-chair



Biography:
Originally captivated by computer programing, later at Oxford University James Sharpe saw the mystery of multicellular development as even more amazing: How the circuitry of gene regulation vaguely resembles electronic control circuits, but with a totally distributed control system (every cell containing the same genome, and thus the same circuit). He then trained as an experimental developmental biologist (PhD at NIMR London), moved to Edinburgh (MRC HGU) to start developing computer models of limb development (1997), invented a new 3D mesoscopic imaging technique called Optical Projection Tompgraphy, and in 2006 moved to the CRG (Barcelona) to pursue a systems biology approach to organogenesis - integrating experimentation, imaging and computer modeling.

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