We are excited to announce our keynote speakers!
Dr Céline Vallot is head of the Dynamics of epigenetic alterations in cancer group at Institut Curie in France. With her team, she works in the epigenetic mechanisms at play during response to cancer treatment as well as in the early steps of tumorigenesis in breast cancers. She is also a scientific founder of One Biosciences, a company generating precision medicines by leveraging the power of single-cell technologies.
Dr Iain Johnston is a Professor at the Department of Mathematics and associate group leader at Computational Biology Unit at University of Bergen in Norway. His research group combines mathematical, statistical, and experimental approaches to learn about the biological world, and how we can interact with it to improve human lives, addressing disease and crop production.
Dr Uwe Ohler is a Professor at the Max Delbrueck Center and at the Humboldt University Berlin in Germany and a leader of a research group working on computational regulatory genomics. His work is spanning transcriptional and post-transcriptional mechanisms for gene expression, machine learning approaches to decode regulatory regions and gene regulation in the development of complex organisms.
Dr Anaïs Bardet is a Research Associate at the National Center for Scientific Research at the University of Strasbourg in France. She is a computational biologist exploring the regulation of gene expression by transcription factors in the context of chromatin.
Dr Alexander Schug is a Professor and head of the NIC research group Computational Structural Biology at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre. His research group aims at quantitatively understanding the structural and dynamical molecular mechanism of biomolecules in HPC computer simulations. Their ultimate goal is understanding protein/RNA folding, function and evolution under these constraints on their sequence and structure.
Dr Ana Cvejic is a Principal Investigator at the Department of Haematology, University of Cambridge and an Honorary Faculty member at the Sanger Institute. Her group focuses on deciphering how differentiation pathways of haemopoietic stem and progenitor cells are influenced by different microenvironments. To achieve that they use state-of-the-art single-cell RNA-seq data generation combined with computational analysis to establish principles of blood lineage differentiation.