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Committees

ISMB/ECCB 2019 Steering Committee

Yana Bromberg, Proceedings Co-chair, Rutgers University, United States
Nadia El-Mabrouk, Proceedings Co-chair, Université de Montréal, Canada
Bruno Gaeta, Treasurer, University of New South Wales, Australia
Janet Kelso, Conference Advisory Council Co-chair, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany
Diane E. Kovats, ISCB Executive Director, United States
Steven Leard, ISMB Conference Director, Canada
Thomas Lengauer, President, ISCB, Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany
Nicola Mulder, Conference Co-chair, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Christine Orengo, Conference Co-chair, University College London, United Kingdom
Predrag Radivojac, Proceedings Co-chair, Northeastern University, United States
Torsten Schwede, Conference Co-chair, Biozentrum, University of Basel & SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Switzerland


Proceedings Committee

Proceedings Co-chairs

Yana Bromberg, Rutgers University, United States
Nadia El-Mabrouk, Université de Montréal, Canada
Predrag Radivojac, Northeastern University, United States

Area Chairs: 

Bioinformatics Education

Anne Rosenwald, Georgetown, United States

Bioinformatics of Microbes and Microbiomes

Curtis Huttenhower, Harvard University, United States
Yuzhen Ye, Indiana University, United States

Comparative and Functional Genomics

Can Alkan, Bilkent University, Turkey
Carl Kingsford, Carnegie Mellon University, United States

Genome Privacy and Security

Haixu Tang, Indiana University, United States

Genomic Variation Analysis

Martin Kircher, Berlin Institute of Health, Germany
Sriram Sankararaman, UCLA, United States 

Macromolecular Sequence, Structure, and Function

Lenore Cowen, Tufts University, United States
Jérôme Waldispühl, McGill University, Canada

Population Genomics and Molecular Evolution

Christophe Dessimoz, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Dannie Durand, Carnegie Mellon University, United States

Studies of Phenotypes and Clinical Applications

Sara Mostafavi, University of British Columbia, Canada
Venkata Satagopam, University of Luxembourg

Systems Biology and Networks

Sushmita Roy, University of Wisconsin, United States
Roded Sharan, Tel-Aviv University, Israel

General Computational Biology

Olga Vitek, Northeastern University, United States
Daisuke Kihara, Purdue University, United States


Posters Committee

Chair: Arjun Krishnan, Michigan State University, United States
Co-chair: Casey Greene, University of Pennsylvania, United States
Co-chair: Virginie Uhlmann, European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), United Kingdom


Tutorials Committee

Chair: Michelle D. Brazas, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Canada
Co-chair: Patricia M. Palagi, SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Switzerland

Technology Track Committee

Chair: Hagit Shatkay, University of Delaware, United States
Co-chair: Dominic Clark, EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute, United Kingdom


Travel Fellowship Committee

Chair: Lucia Peixoto, Washington State University, United States
Co-chair: Dimitri Perrin, Queensland University of Technology, Australia


COSI Abstract Chairs

3DSIG: Structural Bioinformatics and Computational Biophysics

Charlotte Deane, Oxford University, United Kingdom
Rafael Najmanovich, University of Montreal, Canada

Bio-Ontologies

Robert Hoehndorf, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, Saudi Arabia
Philippe Rocca-Serra, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

BioVis: Biological Data Visualization

Danielle Albers Szafir, University of Colorado at Boulder, United States
Thomas Höllt, TU Delft, Netherlands
Michael Krone, University of Stuttgart, Germany

BOSC: Bioinformatics Open Source Conference

Nomi Harris, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, United States
Heather Wiencko, Open Bioinformatics Foundation, Ireland

CAMDA: Critical Assessment of Massive Data Analysis

David Kreil, Boku University Vienna, Austria Paweł P Łabaj, Austrian Academy of Sciences, and Jagiellonian University, Poland

CompMS: Computational Mass Spectrometry

Oliver Kohlbacher, U Tuebingen, Germany
William Noble, University of Washington, United States
Olga Vitek, Northeastern University, United States

Education: Computational Biology Education

Patricia Palagi, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Switzerland
Cath Brooksbank, EMBL-EBI, United Kingdom

Evolution and Comparative Genomics

Lars Arvestad, Stockholm University, Sweden
Aida Ouangraoua, University of Sherbrooke, Canada

Function: Gene and Protein Function Annotation

Iddo Friedberg, Iowa State University, United States
Kimberly Reynolds, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, United States
Mark Wass, University of Kent, United Kingdom

HitSeq: High-throughput Sequencing

Can Alkan, Bilkent University,Turkey Ana Conesa, University of Florida, United States
Francisco M. De La Vega, Stanford University, United States
Dirk J. Evers, Dr. Dirk Evers Consulting, Germany
Gang Fang, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, United States
Kjong Lehmann, ETH-Zürich, Switzerland
Layla Oesper, Carleton College, United States

MLCSB: Machine Learning in Computational and Systems Biology

Manfred Claassen, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Anna Goldenberg, SickKids Research Institute, Canada

MICROBIOME

NIcola Segata, University of Trento, Italy

NetBio: Network Biology

Martina Kutmon, Maastricht University, Netherlands
Alex Pico, Gladstone Institutes, United States

RegSys: Regulatory and Systems Genomics

Anaïs Bardet, CNRS - University of Strasbourg, France
Shaun Mahony, Penn State, United States
Anthony Mathelier, Oslo University Hospital, Norway
Judith Zaugg, EMBL, Germany

RNA: Computational RNA Biology

Yoseph Barash, University of Pennsylvania, United States
Alex Bateman, EBI, United Kingdom
Eduardo Eyras, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Klemens Hertel, University of California, Irvine, United States
Michelle Scott, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada

SysMod: Computational Modeling of Biological Systems

Claudine Chaouiya, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal Andreas Dräger, University of Tübingen, Germany
María Rodríguez Martínez, IBM Research - Zurich, Switzerland

Text Mining for Biology and Healthcare

Cecilia Arighi, University of Delaware, United States
Lars Jensen, University of Copenhagen
Robert Leaman, NLM, NIH, United States
Zhiyong Lu, NLM, NIH, United States

TransMed: Translational Medical Informatics

Bissan Al-Lazikani, The Institute of Cancer Research, United Kingdom
Venkata Satagopam, University of Luxembourg

VarI: Variant Interpretation

Yana Bromberg, Rutgers, United States
Emidio Capriotti, University of Bologna, Italy
Hannah Carter, UCSD, United States
Antonio Rausell, Imagine Institute, France

General Computational Biology

Birte Kehr, Berlin Institute of Health, Germany