Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics visit to Brazil

Learn about bioinformatics in Brazil, network and establish collaborations

Event Details

Date

March 09, 2015 8:00 am - March 12, 2015 5:00 pm

Cost

free

SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics – Visit to Brazil

An academic, non-profit foundation, SIB leads and coordinates the field of bioinformatics in Switzerland by federating 56 bioinformatics research groups with 700 affiliated scientists located in 9 Swiss cities. The SIB creates, maintains and distributes world recognised bioinformatics resources, such as UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot, STRING, SWISS-MODEL, SwissDock and neXtProt. SIB also acts as an incubator for new bioinformatics research, providing bioinformatics training, tools and infrastructure to the world-wide life science community.
This exchange days are intended to provide you an insight in the research, service and training projects of SIB, and to be a forum for discussions on possible SIB-Brazilian collaborations. The program of the day will be composed of short talks from SIB delegates, short talks from Brazilian delegates, and time for discussions in groups and peer-to-peer. The workshop will be of interest to life and clinical scientists using bioinformatics, researchers and students in bioinformatics, as well as industrial partners with an interest in bioinformatics.

The aims of the exchanges days are to:

  • Present SIB to Brazilian Bioinformatics Groups
  • Learn about bioinformatics in Brazil
  • Network and establish collaborations

Participation

Participation is free, but the registration is mandatory and open until the 4th of March.

São Paulo 09 March REGISTER HERE FOR SAO PAULO
Campinas 10 March REGISTER HERE FOR CAMPINAS
Belo Horizonte 11 March REGISTER HERE FOR BELO HORIZONTE
Rio de Janeiro 12 March REGISTER HERE FOR RIO DE JANEIRO

Program

The detailed program will be released by mid-February.

SIB Delegates

Prof. Ron D. Appel graduated in Computer Sciences at the University of Geneva, where he also received his Ph.D. in 1987, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard School of Public Health in Boston. He was co-founder in 1998 of the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, where he was leading the Proteome Informatics Group. He is professor of bioinformatics at the University of Geneva, and since 2007 is the Executive Director of SIB.

Dr. Christine Durinx has a Masters in Pharmacy and a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Antwerp, Belgium. She is the Associate Director of the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, and participates to the strategic and operational management of the Institute. Before joining SIB in May 2014, she has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for over 10 years, in the domain of medical affairs and medical communications.

Dr. Patricia M. Palagi has a Bachelor in Biology and a Masters in Computer Sciences from the University of Brasilia, and a PhD in Cognitive Sciences from the INPG, Grenoble, France. In 1997, she joined the Molecular Imaging and Bioinformatics Laboratory in Geneva, one of the 5 pillar laboratories of what would become the SIB a year later. In 2014, she was appointed Head of SIB Training and Outreach Group.

Dr. Marco Pagni is one of the eight senior scientists leading bioinformatics research at the Vital-IT group of the SIB. Trained as a microbiologist, he joined the SIB in 1998 where he drives research projects involving the automated annotation and analysis of genomes, fungal genomics, metagenomics, and building genome-scale metabolic networks using high-performance computing, numerical simulations and software development.

Dr Frédérique Lisacek received a PhD in Computer Science (AI) from the University P & M Curie, Paris, France. From then on she has held research positions in bioinformatics in France, Japan and Australia working on knowledge representation and sequence analysis. She has been involved in proteomics since 1999 through work with the companies Proteome Systems Ltd and GeneBio S.A. She then joined the SIB in the Proteome Informatics Group that she manages since 2008 and where she initiated several projects on the study of posttranslational modifications, especially glycosylation.

Prof Evgeny Zdobnov graduated and received his PhD from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (PhysTech), Russia. He then worked at the EBI developing InterProScan and SRS, and at the EMBL-Germany leading comparative genome analyses of malaria mosquito and other animals. Since 2005, he is a Professor at the University of Geneva Medical School, Switzerland, and a SIB Group leader. His group contributes to genomics studies, notably in the frame of the i5K consortium, develops of tools like OrthoDB, miRmap, Newick utilities, as well as closely collaborates with clinical colleagues to bringing WGS metagenomics into medical practice.

Prof Jacques S. Beckmann graduated in chemistry from the Université Libre de Bruxelles and received a PhD in biochemistry from the Weizmann Institute (Israel). From 2002 to 2012, he was Professor of Human Genetics and Director of the Dept. of Medical Genetics at the Fac. of Biology and Medicine of the Univ. of Lausanne as well as head of the Medical Genetics Service of the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois. Previously, he held a chair as Full Professor at the Dept. of Molecular Genetics at the Weizmann Inst. of Science in Rehovot, Israel. Since December 2012, he is the head of Clinical Bioinformatics at SIB.

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