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Journal of Data Mining in Genomics & Proteomics
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Editorial Board

Simon Daefler

Editor-in-Chief
Simon Daefler
Professor
Department of Infectious Diseases
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
USA

Biography :

Simon Daefler is a Professor of medicine at department of infectious diseases, Mount Sinai School of Medicine laboratory of systems biology in infectious diseases, New York, USA.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Dr. Simon Daefler research interests are focused on two intracellular pathogens, salmonella and francisella. His work with these pathogens dissects out intracellular host pathogen interactions that allow survival of the organism within key target cells including the macrophage and heptocate. These pathogens are important subjects of study both because of their impact on world health and their potential use as a tool for bioterrorism. Dr. Daefler is Executive Director of the Biosafety Laboratory Level 3+ (BSL3+) at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He also has extensive experience as an educator and mentor.

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Tianfu Wu

Executive Editor
Tianfu Wu

Department of Internal Medicine Rheumatology Division
UT Southwestern Medical Center
USA

Biography :

Tianfu Wu is currently working as an Assistant Professor in Department of Internal Medicine Rheumatology Division at UT Southwestern Medical Center 5323 Harry Hines, Dallas, USA.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Signaling transduction pathways of lupus and lupus nephritis. Discovery of early biomarkers for lupus and lupus nephritis. Target and inhibitors of lupus and lupus nephritis.

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Heinz-Ulrich

Heinz-Ulrich (Ulli) Gunter Weier
Professor
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley
USA

Biography :

Dr. Weier received a B.S. degree (Vordiplom) in physics from the University of Hannover, Hannover, Germany, and a M.S. (Diplom) as well as a Ph.D. degree (Dr. rer. nat.) from the same university. He was a scientist at one of the West-German Federal Research Centers, the gsf-Munich, before he went on sabbatical at the Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNL) in Livermore, California in 19986-1987. Following a short postdoctoral Training at the University of California, San Francisco, Dr. Weier continued to work as Postdoctoral Fellow and then Biomedical Scientist at LLNL. From 1991 to 1994, Dr. Weier was Specialist in the Department of Laboratory Medicine, UCSF, and since 1994 holds a position as Staff Biophysicist in the Life Sciences Division, E.O. Lawrence Berkeley Natl. Laboratory, in Berkeley, CA.  He is a Past President of the Histochemical Society.

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Research Interest :

Research interests include molecular cytogenetics and studies of breast and thyroid cancer.

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David Huang

David (Da Wei) Huang
National Institutes of Health
USA

Biography :

Dr. Dawei Huang is the head of the DAVID Bioinformatics Laboratory at SAIC-F, where he leads a world-class bioinformatics team to support various high-throughput genomics studies (such as Next Generation Sequencing, Microarray, etc.) for investigators at NIAID/NIH. Dr. Huang is an expert in the fields of bioinformaticsanalysis with over twenty-year working experiences in the field of medical research. His current focus is on the bioinformatics analysis of large-scale deep sequencing or microarray data. He has published over two dozens of scientific publications in well-known journals including Cell, Nature Proc., Neuron, Journal of Cell Biology, etc. Dr. Huang is also aworld-recognized expert in the field of new bioinformatics tool development. The best example is the DAVID Bioinformatics Online Tool (http://david.niaid.nih.gov) developed in his group, which is well accepted in the world-wide genomic community with more than 10,000 citations. Prior to current position, Dr. Huang held senior positions in several research organizations in Canada and USA, including Gene Logic, Inc., Thallion Pharmaceutical, Inc., Montreal General Hospital. Dr. Huang obtained his M.D. degree from the Tianjin Medical University, China.

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Research Interest :

Dr. Dawei research interests are:

1.    Data analysis on deep sequencing data (next generation sequencing)
2.    Data analysis on Affy microarray data (gene expression, alternative splicing, promoter)
3.    Novel bioinformatics tool development for above two analysis
4.    Construct and integrate heterozygous biological data content in a centralized database
 

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James Gao

James Gao
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
USA
 

Biography :

Dr. James Gao is currently working at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as a Sr. Research Fellow - Bioinformatics. He is also an adjunct faculty member of the Biotechnology Program at University of Maryland University College. Dr. Gao received his PhD from University of Kentucky, and did his postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Dr. Donald Nuss at University of Maryland on a G-protein mediated signaling pathway in a plant pathogenic fungus. For the past several years, Dr. Gao has been focusing on genomic sequencing data analysis at NIH.

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Research Interest :

Dr. Gao’s current research interests focus on cancer genomics data analysis. He is developing algorithms and pipelines to analyze next-generation sequencing data (exome, RNA-Seq, and whole genome) of clinical samples, and to help understand the biology of cancer development and find potential targets for therapies.

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James Lyons Weiler

James Lyons-Weiler
Director
Bioinformatics Analysis Core
University of Pittsburgh
USA

Biography :

Dr. Lyons Weiler is a Senior Research Scientist at the University of Pittsburgh where he is the Scientific Director of the Bioinformatics Analysis Core. He earned his PhD at University of Nevada Reno in Ecology Evolution and Conservation Biology. He has published numerous papers with advanced novel methods for genomic proteomic and integromic data analysis. He has taught genetics, population genetics, biology, evolutionary biology, bioinformatics and clinical research principles. He served as the founding Editor in Chief of Cancer Informatics. He serves as a reviewer of peerreviewed journals in the areas of genomics proteomics bioinformatics and clinical decision analysis. He has organized regional and national meetings in bioinformatics. He was the recipient of the Sloan/US DOE Postdoctoral Award in Computational Molecular Biology under the tutelage of Dr Masatoshi Nei and Web Miller at the Pennsylvania State University

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Research Interest :

Past research areas have included the development of novel paradigms for identifying differentially expressed genes in cancers, methods design to optimize the application of methods of high-dimensional data analysis at small sample numbers, development of new methods for machine learning survival analysis, and the development of entirely new paradigm for integrative translational and clinical research. Current research foci include the automation of methods evaluation and selection for high-dimensional data analysis, comparative evaluation of case/control selection methods via multivariate balancing, optimization of mass spectrometry peptide identification via consensus of search engines, development of generalizable survivorship prediction models via machine-learning, and a comprehensive scoring function for lead identification in next generation sequencing studies.

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Marc Edery

Marc Edery
Director
National Museum of Natural History
Paris

Biography :

Marc Edery received his PhD 1981 in biology and biochemistry from the University of Paris France. After graduating he joined the cancer research laboratory at UC Berkeley and then the Hormone research laboratory at UCSF USA where he has spent four years. He then joined the INSERM in Paris France in 1985 where he was interested in the field of research of endocrine related diseases in several species including humans. He is now Director of research at the National Museum of Natural History in Paris. He is one of the editorial members in the journal TOXICON. He serves as a reviewer of peerreviewed journals in the area of toxicology and proteomics.

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Research Interest :

Beside his forensic work his main research interest is now devoted to the mechanisms of action of cyanotoxins in fish. During the past years, he has developed a fish model, medaka to analyse toxicity of cyanotoxins as well as some other toxins like plant toxins. In order to obtain a global view of the mechanisms of action of cyanotoxins, he has started pioneering work on toxicoproteomics in medaka fish. He is author of more than 130 scientific articles.

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Robert L Jernigan

Robert L. Jernigan
Professor
Dept. of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology
Iowa State University
USA

Biography :

Robert L. Jernigan is a Professor in Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology at Iowa State University. He is serving as Director of Laurence H. Baker Center for Bioinformatics and Biological Statistics, Plant Sciences Institute at Lowa State University.

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Research Interest :

Computational biology, bioinformatics, protein structure prediction, protein modeling, systems biology and postgenomic studies; molecular computations, gene annotation, protein networks, structure-function studies of biochemical and biophysical processes; new approaches to computer modeling and simulation (protein and RNA folding, external conditions, molecular recognition, nucleic acid conformations, recombination and regulation, conformational transitions, semi-molecular models of macromolecular assemblies); applications to develop new medical therapies, including protein engineering, database extraction and drug design, applications of machine learning.

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Laszlo Prokai

Laszlo Prokai
Professor
Department of Molecular Biology & Immunology
University of North Texas
USA

Biography :

Dr. Prokai started his academic career as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Pharmaceutics and the Center for Drug Discovery of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Florida in 1991. During his tenure there he rose in rank to Professor in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry, held an Affiliate Professorship at the Department of Chemistry, was a Joint Professor of the Department of Anesthesiology, Scientific Advisor of the Biotechnology Program and Member of the McKnight Brain Institute. Dr Prokai was selected as the first Robert A Welch Professor of Chemistry at the Department of Molecular Biology Immunology of the University of North Texas Health Science Center in 2005. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Medicinal Chemistry University of Florida at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry University of Texas at Arlington and at the Department of Chemistry of the Texas Christian University. Dr Prokai has maintained an actively funded research program supported by the National Institutes of Health NIH and is recognized nationally and internationally for his work on discovery bioorganic and medicinal chemistry of central nervous system agents as well as on neuropeptides proteomics and mass spectrometry. Dr Prokai has been an invited speaker on numerous national and international scientific meetings received a Pro Renovanda Cultura Hungariae Visiting Professorship at the Department of Medical Chemistry University of Szeged Hungary in 2002 and has been an active collaborator with pharmaceutical and chemical companies. He currently serves on the Editorial Boards of Current Medicine Chemistry Central Nervous System Agents in Medicinal Chemistry Current Drug Delivery Medicinal Chemistry ReviewsOnline and Medicinal Chemistry.

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Research Interest :

Dr. Prokai′s current research focuses on (1) Understanding the mechanisms by which estrogens erect a "chemical shield" to protect neurons against reactive species and exploring novel therapies to treat neurodegenerative and ophthalmic diseases from the findings. Dr. Prokai′s laboratory has made several important discoveries recently, including a novel antioxidant cycle involving a unique class of compounds called para-quinols as key products. (2) Development and use of proteomics in aging research, studying neurodegenerative diseases and in biodefense. (3) Discovering new therapeutic agents based on neuropeptides and peptidomimetics as lead molecules. These multidisciplinary projects rely on his broad technical expertise in state-of-the-art methods in bioorganic, medicinal and bioanalytical chemistry, and on excellent facilities featuring three mass spectrometers.

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Michael W King

Michael W King
Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Indiana University
USA

Biography :

Dr. Michael W King received his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of California Riverside in 1984. Currently he is working as a Professor in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Indiana University School of Medicine. He is serving as an editorial member of several reputed journals like Cellscienceorg. He has authored over 30 research articles and several books chapters and is the Editor of the Lange Review series QA Review for the USMLE Step1. He is a member of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology the Society for Developmental Biology and the American Society for Microbiology.

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Research Interest :

Research being conducted in my laboratory centers on the isolation and characterization of novel factors involved in tissue regeneration. Frogs represent a useful animal model with which to study molecular mechanisms that drive regeneration and, conversely, which repress gene activity that could lead to inhibition of the regenerative capacity in higher vertebrates. In these species limbs and spinal cords regenerate well during larval stages, but gradually lose this ability as the animal approaches metamorphosis. Adult frogs do not regenerate and the response of these structures to surgical transection is normally similar to that of higher vertebrates. This stage difference in regenerative ability can be used to advantage experimentally to discover, by differential gene screening, the molecules and molecular pathways that drive regeneration or inhibit regeneration within the same species. This project is being carried out with a consortium of researchers at Indiana University, Bloomington, IUPUI Indianapolis and Eli Lilly and Co., Indianapolis.

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Djuro Josic

Djuro Josic
Professor
Department of Medicine and Pathology
Brown University
USA

Biography :

Djuro Josic PhD is a professor of medicine and pathology at Brown University and director of the Proteomics Core in the COBRE Center for Cancer Research Development. He received his research training at Free University in Berlin Germany and the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda Maryland. Josic is internationally known for his expertise in the separation isolation and identification of biopolymers particularly membrane and plasma proteins. He has substantial practical experience with and knowledge of a large variety of high throughput analytical and preparative methods in this filed including HPLC, protein chromatography with monolithic supports, 2D gel electrophoresis, capillary electrophoresis, affinity purification methodologies, mass spectrometry and similar techniques. The author of more than 140 research articles and book chapters. He was several times the guest editor of the Journal of Chromatography A and is a member of the editorial boards of Electrophoresis and International Journal of Proteomics and has also reviewed manuscripts for multiple journals. Josic was the chairman of the International Symposium on the Separation of Proteins peptides and Polynucleotides ISPPP’2000 and a member of the scientific committee of ISPPP and the International Symposium of Monoliths.

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Research Interest :

Pathology, Medicine

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Jose M Ordovas

Jose M. Ordovas
Professor
Department of Nutrition and Genetics
Tufts University
USA

Biography :

Jose M Ordovas PhD is Professor of Nutrition and a Senior Scientist at the USDAHuman Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston Massachusetts where he is also the Director of the Nutrition and Genomics Laboratory. He is a Senior Scientist at the CNIC Madrid Dr Ordovas was educated in Spain at the University of Zaragoza and did postdoctoral work at the MIT Harvard and Tufts. He has published over 550 scientific articles in peer review journals and edited several books. He is considered as one of the founders of Nutrigenomics and one of the most renown world experts Moreover he has trained in his laboratory over 60 scientists from all over the world and his current genetic studies involve populations and investigators from all Continents. Throughout his career Dr Ordovas has received multiple honors for his scientific achievements and he has been awarded an honorary degree in Medicine bestowed by the University of Cordoba and the title of Member of the Royal Academies of Sciences Medicine and Nutrition in Spain. He serves on multiple editorial boards and is active with several NIH peer review committees in the USA as well as in many other countries.

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Research Interest :

Dr. Ordovas major research interests focus on the genetic factors predisposing to cardiovascular disease and obesity and their interaction with environment and behavioral factors with special emphasis on diet. He participates in a large number of population studies involving all major ethnic groups encompassing a wide range of dietary, cultural, behavioral and levels of economic development.

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Haipeng Shen

Haipeng Shen
Associate Professor
Department of Statistics and Operations Research
University of North Carolina
USA

Biography :

Dr. Haipeng Shen is currently working as an associate professor in the Department of Statistics and Operations Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, USA.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Functional Data Analysis, Modeling and Forecasting of Nonlinear Time Series, Multivariate Analysis, Statistical Function Estimation via Polynomial Splines Statistical Inference for Lognormal Distributions.

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Daisuke Kihara

Daisuke Kihara
Associate Professor
Department of Biological Science/Computer Science
Purdue University
USA

Biography :

Daisuke Kihara is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Biological Sciences and Computer Science at Purdue University. He joined Purdue University in 2003 and promoted to Associate professor in 2009. He received his PhD degree from Kyoto University in 1999.

 Biography
Research Interest :

His research interests include protein function prediction, protein structure prediction, and protein surface shape comparison for function prediction and docking.

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Jennifer Dommer

Jennifer Dommer
National Institutes of Health 
USA

Biography :

Jennifer Dommer is an experienced bioinformatics specialist and software development professional with a strong background in genetics, statistics, and computer science.My primary role is to create customized and intuitive programs and applications to help biological researchers identify novel data and new areas for research. She enjoy′s working in collaborative rolls, where she excels in facilitating communication between biological researchers and software professionals. Jennifer Dommer has a Master’s degree in Bioinformatics from the University of Pennsylvania and specialize in bioinformatics, computational biology, reproducible workflows, web development, database development and data integration.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Primary interest lies in deveopment of intuitive programs and applications to help biological researchers identify novel data and new areas for research.

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Dongseok Choi

Dongseok Choi
Associate Professor
Department of Public Health & Preventive Medicine
Oregon Health & Science University
USA

Biography :

Dongseok Choi is a Associate Professor in Division of Biostatistics, Department of Public Health Preventive Medicine, Oregon Health Science University, USA.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Dr. Choi is a biostatistician with primary interest in statistical modeling of various data in medicine and biology. In addition he has interests in statistical genomics/proteomics, ophthalmology, environmental health problems and researches in spatial-temporal models.

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Yufeng Liu
Associate Professor
Department of Statistics and Operations Research
The University of North Carolina
USA

Biography :

Yufeng Liu is currently working as an associate professor in Department of Statistics and Operations Research at Carolina Center for Genome Sciences, The University of North Carolina, USA.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Statistical Machine Learning, Data Mining, High-dimensional Data Analysis, Nonparametric Statistics, Functional Estimation Bioinformatics Design and Analysis of Experiments.

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Hrishikesh Chakraborty
Associate Professor
Department of Biostatistics School of Public Health
University of North Carolina
USA

Biography :

Hrishikesh Chakraborty is an Associate Professor at Department of Biostatistics School of Public Health in University of North Carolin, USA.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Hrishikesh Chakraborty has more than 20 years of collaborative research experience and expertise in mathematical modeling, public health, medical, epidemiology, and social science research. His statistical expertise includes mathematical modeling, longitudinal data analysis, hierarchical linear models, multivariate general linear models; mixed models include hierarchical modeling, categorical data analysis methods, propensity score modeling, survival analysis, simple and clustered randomized trial design and analysis, non-parametric methods, survey methodology, and simulations studies.

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Xuequn Chen

Xuequn Chen
Assistant Professor
Department of Physiology
Wayne State University
USA

Biography :

The secretory pathway is responsible for the processing and trafficking of a wide variety of protein cargoes including hormones, enzymes, receptors, ion channels and transporters. The balance between synthesis, folding, transport, degradation and secretion of these proteins in the secretory pathway is vital for cell and organism survival. The disruption of this homeostasis can lead to numerous human diseases such as cystic fibrosis, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes and pancreatitis. In spite of the importance of the secretory pathway and the extensive research in past decades, there are many questions remained unsolved including the detailed molecular mechanisms for cargo sorting and maintenance of the identities of different membrane compartments, and most importantly the regulation of the molecular machinery in the secretory pathway under different physiological and pathological conditions. Our current incomplete understanding of these fundamental mechanisms precludes the efficient treatment of the above human diseases. The long term research goal of my lab is, using systems physiology approaches and specialized secretory tissues as models, to understand the molecular machinery of the secretory pathway governing the intracellular protein homeostasis and trafficking, and more importantly the regulation of the machinery under different metabolic, physiological and pathological conditions. My research has been focused on cellular physiology and functional proteomics studies of protein homeostasis and membrane trafficking in mammalian secretory pathway such as the endoplasmic reticulum homeostasis in normal and diseased states, molecular architecture and regulated exocytosis of secretory granules and cell cycle regulated Golgi biogenesis. The systems physiology approaches used in our research are the combination of the quantitative mass spectrometry technology, cellular and integrative physiology, biochemistry and bioinformatics approaches.

 Biography
Research Interest :

The secretory pathway is responsible the processing and trafficking of a wide variety of protein cargoes including hormones, enzymes, receptors, ion channels and transporters. The balance between synthesis, folding, transport, degradation and secretion of these proteins in the secretory pathway is vital for cell and organism survival. The disruption of this homeostasis can lead to numerous human diseases. Our lab\'s long term research goal is, using systems physiology approaches and specialized secretory tissues as models, to understand the molecular machinery of the secretory pathway governing the intracellular protein homeostasis and trafficking, and more importantly the regulation of the machinery under different metabolic, physiological and pathological conditions. Near future research will be focused on cellular physiology and functional proteomics studies in the following research areas: quantitative analysis of ER homeostasis, the cargo selectivity of COPII vesicle, and the biogenesis of the secretory granules.

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Sheng-He Huang

Sheng-He Huang
Associate Professor
University of Southern California
USA

Biography :

Dr. Sheng He Huang graduated with a major in molecular biology and medicine from Peking Union Medical College PUMC/Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences CAMS in 1981. He received his postdoctoral training in Childrens Hospital Los Angeles from 1986-1991. Currently he is an Associate Professor at the Department of Pediatrics University of Southern California. In 2002 Dr. Huang has coined the concept of infectomics which is the holistic and integrative study of the interplay between microbial pathogens and their hosts and the application of system biology and omic approaches in the field of infectious diseases. Dr Huang was a session organizer for infectomics in FBIT2007 Frontiers in the Convergence of Bioscience and Information Technologies and WMSCI2007 World MultiConference on Systemics Cybernetics and Informatics. He has been an Editorial Board Member of AntiInfective Agents in Medicinal Chemistry AIAMC since 2007. He has been a reviewer for more than 10 reputed journals.

 Biography
Research Interest :

1. Pathogenesis of central nervous system infection. 2. Infectomics: Integration of system biology and omic approaches in the field of infectious diseases. 3. Theory and Practice of Medical System Biology. 4. Digital Genomic Medicine (education and research).

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Sona Vasudevan

Sona Vasudevan
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Georgetown University School of Medicine
USA

Biography :

Sona Vasudevan is an Assistant Professor in the department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Georgetown University Medical Center and a senior bioinformatics scientist at the Protein Information Resource PIR. Dr Vasudevan is a structural biologist by training having earned her PhD in Medical Biophysics from the University of Toronto Canada. Using the technique of Xray crystallography Dr Vasudevan solved structures of antibodies against proteins involved in cancer. Her postdoctoral work was done in the labs of Zaverio Ruggeri Head Department of Experimental Medicine at the Scripps Research Institute and Thomas R Cech Nobel Laureate and former head of Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of Colorado. Dr Vasudevan has also gained experiences in the fields of blood coagulation homology modeling proteinligand interactions and RNA biology. He is a recipient of many awards that include the International Human Frontiers Science Program Skaggs Research Fellowship and a Certificate of Appreciation for her teaching efforts. Over the past ten years Dr Vasudevan has been heavily involved in the areas of bioinformatics specifically in protein annotation and development of methodologies for functional characterizations of proteins using structural information. Dr Vasudevan has mentored over 20 students and directs several graduate level courses She serves as a reviewer for peerreviewed journals.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Protein sequence, structural analysis, protein annotation, data mining and protein evolution. Development of methodologies for function prediction. Cancer, immune informatics, antibodies, drug-design, homology modeling, protein databases, proteins involved in blood coagulation.

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Joon Jin Song

Joon Jin Song
Department of Mathematical Sciences
University of Arkansas
USA

Biography :

Joon Jin Song is currently working as an Assistant Professor of Statistics in department of Mathematical Sciences at University of Arkansas Fayetteville, USA.

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Research Interest :

Statistics, Bioinformatics.

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Joseph McGuir
Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program
Saint Luke′s Cancer Institute
USA

Biography :

Joseph McGuir is currently working at Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program at Saint Lukes Cancer Institute, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Blood and Marrow Transplantation.

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Rovshan Sadygov

Rovshan Sadygov
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Texas
USA

Biography :

Rovshan Sadygov is an Assistant Professor at Bioinformatics, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Texas, USA.

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Research Interest :

Our research interests are in computational analysis of mass spectral data from proteomics experiments to infer biological information. For these purposes we adopt methods of probability/statistics, signal processing and pattern recognition to analyze mass spectral data and use biological knowledge base for interpretations. Proteomics research plays important role in the studies of primary structure of proteins, protein interaction networks, biomarker discovery, post-translational modifications and signaling pathways. Proteomics experiments generate large amounts of data relevant to the protein content and complexity of a sample. The interpretation of these data requires efficient bioinformatics tools to process, store, visualize and disseminate the data. We develop algorithms for error tolerant database search, protein grouping, spectral quality assessment, in silico sequence hybridization (to reduce sequence redundancy), spectral library search, elemental composition determination and for processing chromatographic surfaces for alignments in time and mass-to-charge ratio domains and normalization in abundance domain, peak detection, background subtraction and peak area integration. These algorithms will serve as a base for inferring primary protein content information of a biological sample. We will then use this information to generate probabilistic models for protein interaction networks, signaling pathways, statistical models for potential biomarker discovery and validation, for absolute and relative protein quantification.

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Eleftherios Diamandis

Eleftherios Diamandis
Clinical Biochemisty
University of Toronto
Canada

Biography :

Dr. Eleftherios P. Diamandis, M.D., Ph.D., FRCPC serves as an Advisor of Panacea Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Diamandis serves as Professor and Head of the Division of Clinical Biochemistry in Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at Faculty of Medicine in University of Toronto based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He serves as Division Head of Clinical Biochemistry in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital and Biochemist-in-chief at the University Health Network and Toronto Medical Laboratories. Dr. Diamandis serves as a Member of Clinical and Scientific Advisory Board of Novx Systems Inc. He serves as a Member of Scientific Advisory Board of Diagnostic Systems Laboratories, Inc. He serves as a Member of Advisory Board of AutoGenomics Inc. and served as a Member of Advisory Board of Panacea Global, Inc. Dr. Diamandis has been active in the field of cancer diagnostics for over 20 years. He serves as the Chair of the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry effort to develop guidelines for the clinical use of tumor markers. His most recent research focuses on proteomic methodologies for identifying novel cancer biomarkers and the physiology of kallikrein enzymes, as they relate to cancer initiation and progression. He is also conducting research to validate multiparametric panels for early ovarian, breast, and prostate cancer diagnosis. Dr. Diamandis serves on the boards of 25 journals. Dr. Diamandis received the Education Excellence Award from the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemistry in 2003. He received 2007 The Morton K. Schwartz Award for Significant Contributions in Cancer Research Diagnostics. He serves on the editorial boards of numerous journals. He has published more than 400 original papers and holds 13 patents, with another 20 pending. He co-authored a recent textbook, Tumor Markers. For many years, he has run workshops on tumor markers and proteomic technologies at the AACC annual meetings. Dr. Diamandis' current focus is in the area of proteomics and biomarkers used in the detection and treatment of various cancers. Dr. Diamandis received his Ph.D. and M.D. from the University of Athens, and a Diploma in Clinical Biochemistry from the U of T.

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Research Interest :

Discovery and validation of novel cancer biomerkers by using mass spectrometry; role of kallikrein enzymes in health and disease; basic and translational aspects of tumour metastasis.

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Tamanna Sultana

Tamanna Sultana
Bioinformatics Analysis Core
University of Pittsburgh
USA

Biography :

Tamanna Sultana is a Programmer/Proteomics Analyst in Bioinformatics Analysis Core at University of Pittsburgh PA. She also serves as an Adjunct Faculty of Chemistry at Penn State New Kensington PA. She earned her PhD at Duquesne University Pittsburgh PA. She has published multiple peer reviewed articles in the area of Analytical Chemistry and Bioinformatics. She also serves as a reviewer in the field of Analytical Chemistry. She is the members of American Society for Mass Spectrometry ASMS and of the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities ABRF.

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Research Interest :

Bioinformatics algorithm evaluation, method development, validation and application in proteomics, lipidomics, and metabolomics.

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Sumin Kang

Sumin Kang
Department Hematology/Medical Oncology
Winship Cancer Institute
Emory University
USA

Biography :

Dr. Sumin Kang obtained her PhD at the Department of Biotechnology Yonsei University which is the top university in Korea. Dr. Kang now has a research group at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University as a tenure track Assistant Professor in the Department of Hematology/Medical Oncology. She pursued many interesting topics which include a paper published in Cancer Cell demonstrating the importance of the RSK2 pathway in FGFR3related myeloma. She also accomplished another two manuscripts published in MCB and JBC which describes that tyrosine phosphorylation dependent activation of RSK2 as a common mechanism. Another project focuses on the role of p90RSK2 in regulation of metastasis of head and neck cancer cells which was recently published in JCI in 2010. Her research has been well recognized by the cancer research field and she has been invited to present her work at numerous international conferences including oral presentations in the annual meetings of ASH the 13th World Congress on Advances in Oncology as well as the annual meeting of AACR. Dr. Kang received the highly competitive and prestigious Special Fellow Award from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the NIH/NCI SPORE in Head and Neck Cancer Career Development Program award.

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Research Interest :

We are interested in studying the role of protein kinase signaling in human tumorigenesis, tumor metastasis and cancer cell metabolism. Our research focuses on translational and preclinical studies on human cancers using approaches including phosphor-proteomics, oncogenomics, murine models of human cancers and drug development, with ultimate goals to develop molecularly-targeted therapeutic strategies to treat human cancers.

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Zhengping Yi

Zhengping Yi
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Wayne State University
USA

Biography :

Zhengping Yi is an Associate Professor at Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and directs the Proteomics Laboratory. Dr Yi completed his PhD in Chemistry at Nanjing University P R China in 2000 and did postdoctoral work in Biochemistry at Purdue University and postdoctoral work in proteomics and diabetes at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. His current research funded by NIH and ADA focuses on insulin signaling and its associated problems with insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.

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Research Interest :

Dr. Zhengping′s research focuses on a better understanding of the basic biology of insulin signaling and the etiology of insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes (T2D), as well as their complications. Dr. Yi and his group are using a combination of clinical, biological, and proteomic approaches to better comprehend insulin signaling and the associated problems that occur with obesity and T2D. Studying insulin signaling in humans is challenging. Dr. Zhengping′s laboratory has developed state-of-the-art techniques that can be used to better define and understand the effect of insulin in key metabolic tissues in humans such as skeletal muscle. These approaches are useful models for studying cell signaling pathways in general, and especially their regulation by protein phosphorylation and protein-protein interactions.

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Krestyaninova M

Krestyaninova M
European Bioinformatics Institute
Wellcome Trust Genome Campus
UK

Biography :

Dr. Maria Krestyaninova is a Biomedical Informatics Coordinator in Functional Genomics group at the European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton, UK. She was awarded a PhD degree in Applied Mathematics and Physics at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Moscow, Russia. Since 2005 Dr Krestyaninova led the open source cross-institutional software project SIMBioMS (simbiomg.org). Since 2008 she served as a co-leader of the IT working group at Public Population Project in Genomics (P3G). In this role she was involved in design and development of informatics infrastructure for cross-biobank data integration and harmonization. Dr Krestyaninova published 10 peer-reviewed papers and served as a reviewer in the areas of bioinformatics, data management, data standards, cheminformatics and data analysis.

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Research Interest :

Software design and architecture; high-throughput data warehousing and data integration; re-annotation and consistency control of high-throughput complex datasets; molecular and genetic data analysis; semantic enrichment and semantic analysis, development of data exchange standards for large complex studies, biobank data harmonisation; self-organisation principles in IT design.

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Valeria Mas

Valeria Mas
Transplant Molecular Laboratory
Department of Surgery
Virginia Commonwealth University
USA

Biography :

Dr. Valeria Mas is currently working as an assistant professor and Director of Research Molecular Transplant Laboratory, department of Surgery, department of Pathology, division of Transplantation at Virginia Commonwealth University, USA.

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Research Interest :

Pathology, Transplantation.

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Brian D. Halligan
Bioinformatics Research
Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center
Medical College of Wisconsin
USA

Biography :

Brian D Halligan is currently working at Bioinformatics Research Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Center Medical College of Wisconsi, Milwaukee USA.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Bioinformatics, Biotechnology and Bioengineering.

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Natarajan SS

Natarajan SS
Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service
Soybean Genomics and Improvement Laboratory Beltsville
USA

Biography :

Dr. Natarajan is a lead scientist at USDA-ARS, Beltsville, MD on a risk assessment program and assessing the biosafety of genetically modified soybeans by applying proteomic tools. She is also an Adjunct Associate professor at University of Maryland (College Park, MD). Dr. Natarajan’s research has been recognized by a senior specialist Fulbright grant and a Best Scientist of the year award from the Maryland Governor, Martin O’Malley, in 2008. In addition, she received USDA Administrator’s Outreach, Diversity, and Equal Opportunity (ODEO) awards in 2009 and 2010. She was invited to present her research findings all over the world including Brazil, Egypt, France, India and China. She has a Ph.D. in Botany and two Masters Degrees in Biology.

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Research Interest :

Proteomics.

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Srilatha Kuntumalla

Srilatha Kuntumalla
Infectious Diseases
J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI)
USA

Biography :

Dr Kuntumalla is a Staff Scientist in the Infectious Diseases research group at the J Craig Venter Institute in Maryland USA. Dr Kuntumalla received her bachelor and masters degrees from the University of Mysore in India and her PhD from the University of Maryland USA. She has published papers on microbial proteomics and quantitative proteomic technologies She has served as a reviewer of peerreviewed journals in the area of Proteomics including quantitative proteomics differential protein expression analysis and biomarkers Dr Kuntumalla is a member of several scientific associations including ASMS ASM ASBMB ABRF and ACS.

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Research Interest :

Dr. Kuntumalla research interests are related to studying the pathogenicity of microbes that cause infectious diseases using proteomics techniques such as comparative proteomic profiling to identify differentially expressed or signature proteins of human pathogens (Staphylococcus aureus, Yersinia pestis, Shigella dysenteriae, Aspergillus fumigatus, etc.). Other research interests include investigating host-pathogen interactions using proteomics, protein biochemistry and systems biology approaches to construct and validate models for pathogenicity and infection. Her technical research interests are focused on the development of advanced high-throughput proteomic quantitation strategies using computational and statistical methods based on mass spectrometry data, and novel bioinformatics applications for functional implications of proteomics datasets.

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Hassan Dihazi

Hassan Dihazi
Department of Nephrology & Rheumatology
Georg-August University
Germany

Biography :

Hassan Dihazi is the head of the proteomics group in Department of Nephrology Rheumatology in Medical Center at the GeorgAugust University Goettingen Germany. He earned his PhD in biochemistry at biochemistry Institute Medical Faculty at University of Leipzig. Currently he is the head of the clinical proteomics facility and Associate Professor in The Medical Center at the GeorgAugust University Goettingen. He has published over thirty paper in the field of proteomics Reviewed papers and he was author of several book chapters. He has been teaching experience of more than 13 years. He reserved in 2008 The American Association for Clinical Chemistry AACC award for Outstanding Contribution for the best work published in 2007 in the International Journal “Clinical Chemistry. He served as a reviewer of peerreviewed journals in the area of cell biology and proteomics. He organized several conferences and as a member of the GoProFo he is involved in the organization of the annual congress of this forum. During last year I established a clinical proteomics research group. Since 2005 we found the Goettinger Proteomics Forum and start to organise one time a year a proteomics congress in Goettingen. Since 1999 active member of Association of Biochemistry and Molecular biology GBM and since 2003 member of German Proteome Research association DGPF. Since 2005 Member of the optimisation committee for Human Kidney and Urine Proteome Project HKUPP a HUPO initiative Since 2007 member of the managing committee of the European Kidney and Urine Proteomics EuroKup. He received many awards like EDTAERA award for Jung investigator in 2005 and 2006.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Clinical proteomics and biomarker discovery and validation: optimisation of urine proteomic protocols for biomarker discovery for diagnostic and therapy for renal diseases. ER-stress pathways in the pathogenesis of renal interstitial fibrosis especially the characterization of the role of ER-calcium binding proteins in establishment of calcium homeostasis and in renal fibrosis progression.

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Gerardo Nava
School of Medicine
Department of Pathology & Immunology
Washington University
USA

Biography :

Gerardo Nava is currently working at Department of Pathology Immunology in Washington University School of Medicine, USA.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Pathology & Immunology.

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Fiona Campbell

Fiona Campbell
Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health
University of Aberdeen
UK

Biography :

Dr. Fiona Campbell is a research fellow at the University of Aberdeen Rowett Institute for Nutrition and Health. Dr Campbell joined the Institute in 2007 from the University of Glasgow. A protein biochemist she completed her PhD from the University of Aberdeen in 1998 the research for which she carried out at the Rowett on fatty acid binding proteins in the human placenta. Following this she was awarded a fellowship at the University of Alberta in Edmonton Alberta Canada where she spent three years researching cardiovascular disease. She then returned to Scotland and was at the University of Glasgow for 5 years investigating the use of acute phase proteins to monitor health and developing novel diagnostic tests.

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Research Interest :

Dr. Campbell current research is focused on characterising specific modifications to blood and vascular tissue proteins that occur as a result of damage caused by metabolic stress and using these to develop biomarkers for monitoring the effects of diet on health.

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Zhenyu Jia

Zhenyu Jia
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
University of California
USA

Biography :

Dr Zhenyu Jia is the Biostatistician in Department of Pathology Laboratory Medicine University of California Irvine USA. He earned his PhD at University of California Riverside USA. He has published 16 Reviewed papers. He has been teaching experience of more than 5 years. He was one of the members in American Statistical Association American Association for Cancer Research Pervasive Adaption and American Society of Human Genetics. He served as a reviewer of 18 peerreviewed journals in the areas of Bioinformatics Biostatistics and Cancer. He served as Program committee of two conferences.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Dr. Jia is particularly interested in development of statistical models for biological data analyses, such as microarray data analysis and genetic mapping. Currently, he works with Strategic Partners for the Evaluation of Predictive Signatures (SPECS) Program on prostate cancer research. They are now aiming to identify expression signatures that are correlated with aggressive prostate cancer and develop a new test that predicts the likely outcome of patients disease based on expression data that is available at the time of their diagnosis.

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Xiang-Jia Min

Xiang-Jia Min
Department of Biological Sciences
Youngstown State University
USA

Biography :

Xiang Jia Min is currently working as a Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Youngstown State University, One University Plaza Youngstown, USA.

 Biography
Research Interest :

(1) Bioinformatics software and database development - software tools for DNA seqeunce analysis, ORF prediction, identification of alternatively spliced genes, and data mining; knowledge database development for secretomes and alternatively spliced genes; (2) Gene and genome annotation and evolutionary analysis.

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Zhiqun Zhang
Center of Innovative Research
Banyan Biomarkers Inc.
USA

Biography :

Zhiqun Zhang is the Principle Scientist in Center of Innovative Research Banyan Biomarkers Inc USA. She obtained her MD and MS at Nanjing University China. In 2007 she obtained her PhD at University of Florida USA. She has published 16 reviewed papers and she was the author of 5 book chapters. She was one of the members in National Neurotrauma Society and Society for Neuroscience. She served in editorial board for Frontiers in Systems Biology and as a reviewer of peerreviewed journals in the area of brain injury proteomics and systems biology. She received many awards like Outstanding Research Award at University of Florida National Institute of Mental Health NIMH Predoctoral Festival Travel Award Bryan W Robinson Neurological Foundation GrantinAid Achievement Awards.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Proteomic, genomic and systematic studies on the pathways in neuronal injury and regeneration. Biomarkers identification and therapeutic strategies in the area of brain injury.

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Fan Zhang

Fan Zhang
School of Informatics Indianapolis
Indiana University
USA

Biography :

Fan Zhang is currently working as at Indiana University School of Informatics Indianapolis, USA.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Computational and Translational Proteomics.

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Jason TL Wang

Jason T. L. Wang
Professor
New Jersey Institute of Technology
USA

Biography :

Jason T. L. Wang received a B.S. in mathematics from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, and a Ph.D. in computer science from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University in 1991. He is Professor of Computer Science and Bioinformatics at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), and Director of the Data and Knowledge Engineering Laboratory at NJIT. His research interests include data mining, databases, bioinformatics, software development, cyberinfrastructure, digital libraries, and integration informatics (data, tool, application and information integration). He has published over 120 refereed journal and conference papers in these areas. Professor Wang cowrote the book Mining the World Wide Web: An Information Search Approach (2001, Kluwer Academic), which was translated to Japanese in 2004, and is an editor and author of five books Pattern Discovery in Biomolecular Data: Tools, Techniques and Applications (1999, Oxford University Press), Computational Biology and Genome Informatics (2003, World Scientific), Data Mining in Bioinformatics (2005, Springer), Analysis of Biological Data: A Soft Computing Approach (2007, World Scientific), and Computational Intelligence and Pattern Analysis in Biological Informatics (2010, Wiley). He is the executive editor of World Scientific Book Series on Science, Engineering, and Biology Informatics (SEBI).

 Biography
Research Interest :

Research interests of Dr. Wang  include data mining, databases, bioinformatics, software development, cyberinfrastructure, digital libraries, and integration informatics (data, tool, application and information integration).

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Zhihua Jiang

Zhihua Jiang
Associate Professor
Washington State University
USA
 

Biography :

Dr. Jiang grew up in Rugao, Jiangsu Province, China. I graduated from Nanjing Agricultural University in 1982 with a degree in Animal Sciences. He completed his Ph.D. in Biotechnology at University of Zagreb in 1986 and worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Roslin Institute, UK and at CNRS, France from 1994 to 1997. Dr. Jiang has spent eight years researching quantitative genetics and nineteen years researching molecular genetics. During those years, Dr. Jiang have served as an Assistant/Associate/Full Professor at Nanjing Agricultural University, an Adjunct Professor at University of Guelph and as an Assistant/Associate Professor at Washington State University as well as a PI or co-PI for 26 research projects. Dr. Jiang have trained or he is currently training twelve Masters and eight Doctoral degree students plus twenty scientists and professionals. Dr. Jiang have published more than 130 peer-reviewed publications, which have been well cited in scientific publications. In addition, Dr. Jiang inventor on eight US patents.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Comparative annotation of genes and transcriptomes (CAGT).
• Genomically optimized livestock farming (GOLF).
• Animal model geomics.

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Paolo Tieri

Paolo Tieri
IGC Inderdip Galvani Centre for Integrated Studies on Bioinformatics
University of Bologna Alma Mater Studiorum
Italy

Biography :

Paolo Tieri is currently working at IGC Centre Inderdip L Galvani for Integrated Studies on Bioinformatics Biophysical biocomplexity in  Department of Experimental Pathology - Section of Immunology at Universita di Bologna Alma Mater Studiorum ,Italy.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Bioinformatics, Experimental Pathology.

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Jean Armengaud

Jean Armengaud
Department of Biochemistry and Nuclear Toxicology
Biochemistry of Perturbed Systems Laboratory
France

Biography :

Dr. Jean Armengaud, is currently working at Institute of Environnemental Biology and Biotechnology,  Department of Biochemistry and Nuclear Toxicology Biochemistry at Perturbed Systems Laboratory,  France.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Nuclear Toxicology, Environnemental Biology and Biotechnology.

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Joaquin Dopazo

Joaquin Dopazo
Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics
Centro de Investigacion Principe Felipe
Spain

Biography :

Dr. Joaqui­n Dopazo is the Head of the Department of Bioinformatics at the Centro de Investigacion Principe Felipe, in Valencia, Spain. He earned his Ph.D. at University of Valencia, Spain. Currently, he is the leader of the Functional Genomics Node of the Spanish National Bioinformatics Institute and heads a group of Bioinformatics in the Spanish Network of Rare diseases. He has published more that 140 Reviewed papers, and he was author of 19 book chapters and has edited a book. He organizes international courses on transcriptomics on yearly basis. He is member of the MGED advisory board. He is part of the editorial board in journals in the area of Bioinformatics. He organized several international conferences, like CAMDA.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Functional genomics approaches in the study complex biological systems from the viewpoint of bioinformatics, development of algorithms for analyzing large genomic datasets, Integrative studies of transcriptomic, genomic and epigenomic data.

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Felix M Munkonge

Felix M. Munkonge
Department of Gene Therapy
National Heart & Lung Institute (NHLI)
Imperial College London
London, United Kingdom

Biography :

Felix Munkonge is currently a Research Fellow Lecturer in the Department of Gene Therapy at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, UK. He earned his PhD at Kings College (KQC), University of London, UK. He has published 37 Reviewed papers, and has contributed to 2 book chapters. He has teaching experience of more than 14 years. He is a reviewer for the Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and an editorial board member of the Journal of Data Mining in Genomics & Proteomics. He is a Fellow of the Society of Biologists and member of the UK Biochemical Society. He served as a reviewer of peer-reviewed journals in the area of cell biology, biochemistry and proteomics.

 Biography
Research Interest :

His expertise is in the cellular molecular biology of gene transfer to the polarized epithelial cell. Most specifically, his current research is focused on the intracellular fate of plasmid DNA following gene transfer of the human airway epithelial cell using live-cell, real-time fluorescence imaging techniques and electron microscopy.

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Salvatore Cappadona

Salvatore Cappadona, PhD 
Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics Group
Utrecht University
The Netherlands

Biography :
 Biography
Research Interest :

Current research focus includes the implementation of novel algorithms for (pre-) processing of MS data and the development of an automated pipeline for protein identification and quantification. The main research topics of his team also include data warehousing and mining, and ad hoc bioinformatics to solve experiment-specific issues.

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Bibekanand Mallick

Bibekanand Mallick
New York State Department of Health
Wadsworth Center
Center for Medical Sciences
USA

Biography :

Dr. Bibekanand Mallick has obtained his PhD in Science from Jadavpur University Kolkata with Postdoctoral research experience from Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science Kolkata and Wadsworth Center NYS Dept of Health New York USA. He also has an MTech in Biotechnology from IIT Kharagpur.

 Biography
Research Interest :

The major goals of my research are to study and understand different aspects of RNA interference (RNAi), gene expression and gene regulation. We are approaching this through comparative genomics, microarray data analysis, next generation sequencing and molecular biology approaches. We are engaged in developing novel tools for microRNA target prediction by integrating high throughput cross-linking immunoprecipitation (CLIP) data in our prediction models.

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Idriss M Bennani Baiti

Idriss M. Bennani-Baiti, PhD
Children′s Cancer Research Institute
Vienna
Austria

Biography :

Dr. Bennani-Baiti, a former Howard Hughes Scholar and Human Genetics Fellow at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, carried out research into the molecular mechanisms of gene regulation at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He later joined the faculty of St. Louis University School of Medicine wherein he continued this work. He currently leads several research programs at the Children′s Cancer Research Institute into the systems biology of childhood cancers, with a particular interest in sarcomas and other mesenchyme-derived tumors. He is also interested in the deregulation of signaling pathways (e.g. p53, Notch) and miRNAs in cancer, in epigenetics and epigenomics, and in novel methods to inferring tumor biomarkers and drug targets from Omics datasets. Dr. Bennani-Baiti is an active member of the American Association for Cancer Research, AACR Pediatric Cancer Working Group, Epigenetics Society, International Society for Systems Biology, and Society for Mathematical Biology.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Dr. Bennani-Baiti is interested in the mechanisms of tumor pathogenesis, as well as in tumor, metastasis, and prognosis markers, with a current focus in childhood cancers. He has recently developed bioinformatic and mathematical methods to uncovering genes significantly associated with particular disease states from small-size cohorts (which cannot be analyzed with conventional statistical methods for lack of statistical power), the only cohorts available for most childhood and adult cancers. Using such methods, he has for example discovered the first metastasis and prognosis molecular markers of Ewing′s sarcoma, a highly aggressive tumor of bone and soft tissues that afflicts mostly children and young adults. He is also interested in inferring signaling pathway status and connectivity directly from tumor specimen. He is also conducting investigations into the epigenetic mechanisms of tumorigenesis.

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Constance Jeffery

Constance Jeffery
Professor
Deptartment of Biological Sciences
University of Illinois
USA

Biography :

Prof. Constance J. Jeffery received her B.S. degree in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of California at Berkeley, Her graduate research, under the supervision of Daniel Koshland, focused on the transmembrane signaling mechanism of the bacterial aspartate receptor. She received a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship for postdoctoral studies with Greg Petsko and Dagmar Ringe at Brandeis University, where she studied protein X-ray crystallography. During that period, she worked on the crystal structure of phosphoglucose isomerase/autocrine motility factor, a cytosolic enzyme that is also an extracellular growth factor. Her work on phosphoglucose isomerase led her to coin the term moonlighting proteins. In 1999, she joined the faculty of the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to continuing studies of phosphoglucose isomerase and other moonlighting proteins, her labs research interests include the structures and molecular mechanisms of cell surface receptors, transporters and other transmembrane proteins as well as other proteins involved in cancer and multidrug resistance.

 Biography
Research Interest :

The structures and molecular mechanisms of cell surface receptors, transporters and other transmembrane proteins as well as other proteins involved in cancer and multidrug resistance.

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Jing Wang

Jing Wang
Associate Professor
Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
The University of Texas
USA

Biography :

Dr. Jing Wang, worked as Teaching Assistant, Department of Physics, University of Winnipeg, Manitoba, MB, Canada, 9/1986−4/1989 Teaching Assistant, Department of Physics, University of Winnipeg, Manitoba, MB, Canada, 9/1989−4/1992 Instructor II, Department of Physics, University of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 9/1992−4/1993 Technical Officer, Institute for Biodiagnostics, National Research Council of Canada, Winnipeg, Canada, 2/1994−2/1999 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Vascular Cell Biology Lab, Texas Heart Institute/ University of Texas Houston Medical School, Houston, TX, 2/1999−7/2000 Research Associate, Department of Biostatistics, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 8/2000−1/2004 Instructor, Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Division of Quantitative Sciences, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 1/2004−8/2010 Assistant Professor, Division of Quantitative Sciences, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 9/2010 Associate Professor, Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Division of Quantitative Sciences, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 9/2010−present

 Biography
Research Interest :

Computational analysis genomic and proteomic data
• Data-mining, prediction and validation techniques
• Functional analysis of genomic and proteomic data

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Vishvanath Tiwari

Vishvanath Tiwari
Department of Biochemistry
Central University of Rajasthan
India

Biography :

Dr. Vishvanath Tiwari received his Ph.D. from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India on “Membrane Proteomics”. Presently, He is Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Department of Biochemistry at Central University of Rajasthan, India. His areas of interest include Proteomics mainly membrane and differential Proteomics, Biochemical & Biophysical studies of the proteins and In-silico protein-drug interactions. He is Associate Editor, Editorial Board Members and Reviewer of various International Journals like Journal of Integrated Omics, Journal of Proteomics and Bioinformatics, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Open Biology, Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics etc.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Proteomics mainly membrane and differential Proteomics, Biochemical & Biophysical studies of the proteins and In-silico protein-drug interactions.

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Kondethimmanahalli Chandramouli

Kondethimmanahalli Chandramouli
Kansas State University,
Manhattan,
Kansas,
United States

Biography :

Dr. Chandramouli is working at the Kansas State University in Kansas, USA. Dr. Chandramouli received his PhD from the University of Mysore, India. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow in University of South Alabama, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, USA and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia. He is harnessing proteomics and transcriptomics tools in the fields of marine biology, global climate change, bacteria. His pioneer studies on proteome research using marine invertebrates served as a model for understanding the dynamics of protein expression during larvae development, reproduction and in response to climate change. He has published over 25 papers in peer reviewed journals and participated as guest speaker in 10 international conferences. He received many travel awards from universities and Human Proteome Organization (HUPO). He is a reviewer for the journals in the area of proteomics and marine biology.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Proteomics, transcriptomics of marine invertebrates and infectious disease. Marine Biology, larvae settlement and metamorphosis.
Effect of climate change and ocean acidification on marine ecosyste.

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Azam Mandana Yazdani

Azam Mandana Yazdani
Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
The University of Texas
Houston
Texas
United states

Biography :

Dr. Yazdani’s research is identifying and analyzing statistical causal networks by integrating multi-omics data to identify biomarkers influencing risk factor levels and disease endpoints. She has been trained in statistical theory and causal inference at top Universities, Jena University in Germany, and Cambridge University in England. Dr. Yazdani introduced an algorithm, Granularity Directed Acyclic Graph (GDAG), which first extracts information across the genome using principal components and then employs them to identify a robust statistical causal network over phenotypes. This work was recognized at the 2015 Atlantic Causal Inference Conference at the University of Pennsylvania and won “The Thomas R. Ten Have Award”.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Multi-omics integration in statistical causal setting, Statistical Causal Inference, Bayesian Network, Metabolomics, System Biology

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Alexander E. Berezin

Alexander E. Berezin
Department of Internal Medicine,
Zaporozhye State Medical University,
Zaporozhye,
Ukraine.

Biography :

Dr. Alexander E. Berezin has received PhD in 1994 in the State Medical University of Zaporozhye (Ukraine). He is currently working as a Professor of Medicine in the State Medical University of Zaporozhye (Ukraine). As a Chief of Cardiology Unit of Internal Medicine Department, his research goals are fundamental study of biological markers, the implementation of visualization procedures and percutaneous cardiovascular interventions, the development of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation, especially in the field affected heart failure, atherosclerosis, and coronary artery disease. Based on this research and training in heart failure he has received several awards and honors, such as: Award of The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (2002), Honor of The Ukrainian Cardiology Association (2004), and is serving one of the active members of the European Cardiology Society. He has authored more 550 research articles, 15 books/chapters. He is a fellow of the Ukrainian Cardiology Association; Member of the Ukrainian Heart Failure Association; Member of Heart Failure Association of the ESC; Member of European Acute Cardiovascular Care Association; Member of W.G. on Atherosclerosis and Vascular Biology of the ESC; Member of European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions; Member of European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, Member of W.G. on Hypertension & the Heart of the ESC. He is current Editor-in-Chief of Biological Markers and Guided Therapy. He is serving as an editorial member of several reputed journals like Ukranian Medical J, J Cardiology and Therapy, Case Reports in Internal Medicine and expert Reviewers for journals like J Genetic Disorders and Genetic Reports; Obesity; Eur. J Clinical Investigations, etc.

 Biography
Research Interest :

His research interest includes the fundamental study of biological markers of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, heart failure, diabetes mellitus, obesity, endothelial dysfunction, microvesicles, stem cells, the implementation of visualization procedures and percutaneous cardiovascular interventions, the development of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation, especially in the field affected heart failure and coronary artery disease, improving knowledge in vascular biology and regenerative medicine

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Yasmin Ahmad

Yasmin Ahmad
Peptide and Proteomics Division,
Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences (DIPAS),
Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO),
Ministry of Defence, Government of India,
Delhi, India.

Biography :

I have been working in the domain of Biomarker discovery for their clinical application for over ten years. Being a part of Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences (A premiere institute of Defence Research and Development Organization), which leads the clinical research during extreme environmental conditions, I was fortunate to investigate the potentials of human blood plasma for the discovery of putative biomarkers that could benefit clinicians in deciding disease susceptibility and disease progression. My initial contributions to the scientific begun with the optimization of plasma proteomics, an ideal tools for the discovery of biomarkers subsequently followed by the screening of human plasma obtained from hypobaric hypoxia associated pathophysiological changes . With the validation of some of the key proteins I reported 3 key proteins as potential biomarkers candidate in subsequent studies, which are now in the process of being recommended for clinical use which have been highly accessed and cited by researchers and clinicians across the globe. More recently, I have identified proteins playing a key role in modulating the lung pathology during simulated hypobaric hypoxia and reported HAAO, Albumin, Sult A1 as potential biomarkers for disease diagnosis. This study was carried on an extensive scale with a large number of animal samples to achieve high confidence and also reported the possible consideration of one of the key protein SULT1A1, as a biomarker for the diagnosis of high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE).

 Biography
Research Interest :

Biomarkers
Proteomic
Datamining

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Ruizong Jia

Ruizong Jia
Institute of Tropical Bioscience and Biotechnology,
Chinese Academy of Tropical Agriculture Sciences,
Haikou,
Hainan,
China

Biography :

My lab research emphasizes two general areas: (1) Eco-environmental biosafety assessments of genetic modifying (GM) plants. (2) The application of oriented molecular engineering technology to breeding and develop germplasm.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Primary research interests are Plant Biology, Plant Disease Resistance, Microbiology, Microbial Ecology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Proteomics and Metabolisms.

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Asad Ullah Khan

Asad Ullah Khan
Professor,
Biotechnology Unit,
Aligarh Muslim University,
Aligarh,
India

Biography :

Dr. Asad U Khan graduated in Chemistry and did his post graduate in Biotechnology and obtained a doctorate in Biochemistry from Aligarh Muslim University and later proceeded for his post doc in University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey, USA during 2000-2003 for three years. Currently Professor in Biotechnology Unit, AMU, Aligarh India. Dr Khan has multiple research interest in the area of medical microbiology with special reference to multiple drug resistance in bacteria and its therapeutics approaches through Nanoparticle based medicine and effect of antineoplastic drugs on transcription machinery. Dr Khan has received many honours, International fellowships and National awards. He has visited many countries as invited speakers and chairperson. He has edited two books and author of over 152 Research articles in the peer reviewed journals and having more than 2400 citations with H-Index 27.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Drug Resistance Mechanism in Bacteria, Biofilm and quorum sensing,
Drug Designing and Discovery of Alternative Medicine,
Drug / inhibitor Interaction with Target Molecules / enzymes,
Nanomediocine and photodynamic therapy in infection control.

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Margaret Simonian

Margaret Simonian
UCLA,
David Geffen School of Medicine,
Dept of Biological Chemistry,
611 Charles E. Young Drive East,
CA. 90095, USA.

Biography :

Dr. Margaret Simonian has PhD in Advanced Medicine. Works as a Research Scientist and Proteomics Consultant at UCLA and John Wayne Cancer Institute. She is a reviewer for the Journal of Proteomics, Journal of Arthritis and Research Therapy and Journal of European Proteomics. Lectured many undergraduate and graduated/postgraduate University Courses. Organizing Committee Member for the International Conference on Precision Medicine. [Dec 5-7, 2016 San Antonio, USA]

 Biography
Research Interest :

My research interested focuses on utilizing Proteomics and Molecular Biology in biomarker discovery and drug development of diseases, such as Brain Tumors and AVMs, Cardiovascular diseases, Parkinson, Alzheimer’s, etc.

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Sandeep  Kumar Kar

Sandeep  Kumar Kar
Professor,
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research,
Cardiac Anaesthesiology Kolkata,
West Bengal,
India

Biography :

Dr. Sandeep Kumar Kar is presently working as Assistant Professor, Super specialty department of Cardiac Anesthesiology, Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, and Kolkata, India. He has represented India in several world congress in Anesthesiology and Critical Care. He has published more than sixty research articles and reviews in high impact international journals including Anesthesiology (Journal of American Society of Anesthesiology). He is in the Editorial board of several journals and Editor of Translational Biomedicine,Journal of drug designing, Journal of Bioequivalance and Bioavailability,Clinical, Journal of Bioanalysis and Medicine, World journal of pharmaceutical Sciences,EJPMR journal and Experimental Cardiology Insight of Blood Pressure, Journal of Neurosurgery, and Interventional Cardiology. He has won several international and National awards like Janak Mehta National Award for best paper in Cardiac Anesthesiology, B Braun Scholar of the year (2012), ESOP Scholarship (NWAC 2013) and presented papers and lectures in several National and International conferences. He is also a Poet and Writer of international repute with poetry published in several international Journals.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Anaesthetics, Cardiac Surgery, Anaesthesiology, Heart Failure, Cardiopulmonary Bypass, Critical Appraisal Of Research, Poetry Writing, Anesthesiology, Pain, Fictional Works, guitarist, Violinist, Percussionist, Keyboard player, Music therapist, CARDIAC ANESTHESIOLOGY, CRIRICAL CARE, NEURO ANESTHESIOLOGY, LITRETURE, Writing, Anesthesia, Echocardiography, Arrhythmias, Pain Measurement, Catheter Ablation, Valvular Heart Disease, Cardiovascular System, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Pain Perception, Critical Care, Pain Management, Critical Care Medicine, Atrial Fibrillation, Acute Pain, Cardiovascular, Bronchiectasis, Ventilation, ICU, Cardiology, Intensive Care Medicine, Pharmacology, Pain Research, Pain Medicine, Cardiac Arrhythmias, Pain Assessment, General Anesthesia, Cardiac Function

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