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Special Session
Big Data in Bioinformatics - BigData 2013

13 February, 2013 - Barcelona, Spain

Within the International Conference on Bioinformatics Models, Methods and Algorithms - BIOINFORMATICS 2013


CO-CHAIRS

Arcadi Navarro
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Spain

 
Brief Bio
Arcadi Navarro was an undergraduate, and later a graduate student, at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, where he started a PhD in Biology in 1992. After quitting the academic world for a few years, he finished my PhD and went back to basic research in 1999 as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Edinburgh. He entered the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) in 2002 as a research fellow within the Ramón y Cajal program and was appointed ICREA Research Professor at the UPF in 2006 and Professor of Genetics in 2010.
Currently, Arcadi Navarro leads a research group in Evolutionary Genomics within the Department of Experimental and Heath Sciences of the UPF (DCEXS) and the Institute for Evolutionary Biology (IBE). He was the vice-Director of the IBE during the 2008-2013 period and, since 2013, he is the director of the DCEXS. Additionally, he is the director of the Population Genomics Node of the Spanish National Institute for Bioinformatics (INB). Finally, he has recently entered into a double appointment with the CRG (Center for Genomic Regulation) to carry out studies linking Genotypes and Phenotypes, in particular, co-managing the EGA (European Genome and Phenome Archive). He has authored more than 100 papers and books on the subjects of his research.
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Life as we see it in our planet today has been shaped by many different biological processes during billions of years. These processes leave a signature in our genomes in the form of differences between species, or between individuals of the same species. Interrogating these patterns of genome diversity we can infer what are the forces that affect living organisms, how and when they act and how do they affect such various things as biodiversity, human emotions or the differential susceptibility of different persons to certain diseases. All this knowledge empowers us to control our future but, above all, it is fun to obtain.
Arcadi Navarro
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Spain

 
Brief Bio
Arcadi Navarro was an undergraduate, and later a graduate student, at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, where he started a PhD in Biology in 1992. After quitting the academic world for a few years, he finished my PhD and went back to basic research in 1999 as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Edinburgh. He entered the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) in 2002 as a research fellow within the Ramón y Cajal program and was appointed ICREA Research Professor at the UPF in 2006 and Professor of Genetics in 2010.
Currently, Arcadi Navarro leads a research group in Evolutionary Genomics within the Department of Experimental and Heath Sciences of the UPF (DCEXS) and the Institute for Evolutionary Biology (IBE). He was the vice-Director of the IBE during the 2008-2013 period and, since 2013, he is the director of the DCEXS. Additionally, he is the director of the Population Genomics Node of the Spanish National Institute for Bioinformatics (INB). Finally, he has recently entered into a double appointment with the CRG (Center for Genomic Regulation) to carry out studies linking Genotypes and Phenotypes, in particular, co-managing the EGA (European Genome and Phenome Archive). He has authored more than 100 papers and books on the subjects of his research.
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Life as we see it in our planet today has been shaped by many different biological processes during billions of years. These processes leave a signature in our genomes in the form of differences between species, or between individuals of the same species. Interrogating these patterns of genome diversity we can infer what are the forces that affect living organisms, how and when they act and how do they affect such various things as biodiversity, human emotions or the differential susceptibility of different persons to certain diseases. All this knowledge empowers us to control our future but, above all, it is fun to obtain.
FORMAT:
Discussion Panel with short talks (10 minutes each, just to introduce a theme) and a general discussion with the audience (30-50 minutes)

ELEMENTS:

Ignacio Medina
Centro de Investigacion Principe Felipe
Valencia
Spain
Jose Maria Carazo
Centro Nacional de Biotecnologia
Madrid
Spain
Josep Lluis Gelpí
Barcelona Supercomputing Center
Barcelona
Spain
Modesto Orozco
Barcelona Supercomputing Center
Barcelona
Spain
Paolo Ribeca
Centro Nacional de Anàlisis Genómico
Barcelona
Spain
Justin Paschall
European Genome Archive
EBI
Hinxton
U.K.


The distribution of sub-themes to each of the above speakers is being arranged by the chairs. A more detailed session program will be made available in the BIOSTEC 2013 website. A single page A4 document with this information will be made available to the special session participants, in the meeting room.

ADMISSION: the special session will be open to participants in the BIOSTEC 2013 at no additional fee. It will also be open to additional participants for a special fee of Euro 210,00 (Euro 230 if it includes the lunch of Feb 13th). For further questions regarding registration, please contact the conference secretariat at bioinformatics.secretariat@insticc.org
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