Speaker Details

Speaker 1

Alex Bateman

Dr Alex Bateman joined EMBL-EBI as the Head of Protein Sequence Resources in 2012. He took over from Rolf Apweiler as the Principal Investigator for the UniProt grant (an international collaboration between EMBL-EBI, SIB and PIR) and has oversight for protein and ncRNA related databases at EMBL-EBI. Prior to that he managed the production of numerous popular biological databases such as Pfam and Rfam at the Wellcome Sanger Institute. He was formerly a member of, and Chairman of the ISB's Executive Committee. He was also Executive Editor for Bioinformatics and Editor of NAR's database issue.

Speaker 2

Laura Kamenetzky

Laura Kamenetzky is a biologist (2001) and obtained a PhD in Molecular Biology (2007) from the School of Sciences (FCEN) at University of Buenos Aires (UBA). She did his post-doc at National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA). She is Independent CONICET Researcher at Institute of Institute of Biosciences, Biotechnology and Translational Biology- iB3-UBA) and develops her research in the area of genomics and bioinformatics studies of eukaryotes.

She was the director of the Bioinformatics Node under the National System of High Performance Computing (SNCAD) until 2020. Nowadays she is Professor at School of Sciences FCEN-UBA. She coordinated research projects funded by Argentinian and European agencies. She organized several events and workshops in the areas of research in helminthes, bioinformatics and genomics. She is a reviewer for several high impact journals and national and international research agencies. She is author of 68 papers published in international journals (scopus h index 20) and 5 book chapters from national and international editorial.

Speaker 3

Toby Gibson

Toby Gibson is at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany since 1986. He studied Molecular Biology at Edinburgh University and did his PhD at the LMB, Cambridge, sequencing EBV. He is a computational biologist. He is a co-developer of the widely used Clustal series of multiple sequence alignment software. He oversees the development of ELM, the Eukaryotic Linear Motif resource (http://elm.eu.org/) devoted to protein sequence motifs involved in cell signalling and regulation.

Speaker 4

Monica Pickholz

Licenciada en Física (FCEyN, 1994). Doctorado en la Universidade Estadual de Campinas (1999), seguida de estadías postdoctorales en el exterior. En marzo del 2009 se incorporó a la Facultad de Farmacia y Bioquímica a través del Programa RAICES, del MinCyT. En la actualidad es investigadora independiente de CONICET con lugar de trabajo en el Instituto de Física de Buenos Aires (IFIBA) en la Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales. La Dra. Pickholz posee una amplia experiencia con métodos de química cuántica y simulaciones de DM.

Speaker 5

Jessica Carballido

Jessica Andrea Carballido works at the ICIC CONICET institute , and at the DCIC of the Universidad Nacional del Sur (Bahía Blanca, Argentina). She holds a PhD in Computer Science and is a university professor. She serves as an Adjunct Researcher at CONICET working in the area of Bioinformatics, category II incentives since 2018. Since 2000 she has been part of the Scientific Computing Research Laboratory, and at the beginning of 2018 she started an enriching and fruitful collaboration with members of the Cancer Biology Laboratory (INIBIBB) performing gene expression analysis.

She is in charge of the direction of a Research Group Project accredited for incentives granted by the General Secretariat of Science and Technology of the UNS. She is an adjunct professor at the DCIC, in subjects in the area of programming, both undergraduate and graduate, with more than 20 years of teaching experience.

Speaker 6

Vinicius Maracaja-Coutinho

Biologist from the Federal University of Paraiba (UFPB, Brazil) and PhD in Bioinformatics from the University of Sao Paulo (USP, Brazil), Vinicius is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Chile (Chile), where he leads the Laboratory of Integrative Bioinformatics and coordinates the Graduate Program in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. In addition, he is also a permanent professor of the Master and PhD Programs on Bioinformatics at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN, Brazil) and is the current president of the Chilean Bioinformatics Society. Vinicius is also the founder of the Chilean-Brazilian company Beagle Bioinformatics and has worked as a visiting researcher at the UFPB, at the Gurdon Institute from the University of Cambridge (UK) and at the IRD center in France; in addition to having worked as a consultant on missions for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), an organization linked to the United Nations.

Speaker 7

Luciano Abriata

He is a scientist at the Laboratory for Biomolecular Modeling and the Protein Structure Core Facility in EPFL, Switzerland. Biotechnologist and PhD in Chemistry with experience in the wet and dry labs, he works on various structural biology/biophysics projects and guides the group's developments of novel human-computer interfaces for teaching, learning and working in chemistry and structural biology.

Speaker 9

Francesco Paolocci

Francesco Paolocci completed his education as Agronomist at the University of Perugia. He is currently a Research Director at the Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources division of Perugia of the Italian National Research Council, where he has been coordinating teams studying genetics and genomics of plants.

He taught Plant Biotechnology at the University of Urbino (Italy) for several years and he is currently a member of the board of the Ph.D. course in Biotechnology at the University of Perugia.