Ana Teresa FreitasInformation & Decision Support Systems (IDSS) researcher at INESC-ID and Full Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico — has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at the 21st European Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB2022).

Under the motto “Planetary Health and Biodiversity” and including the interdisciplinary participation of researchers from a wealth of disciplines (including bioinformatics, computational biology, systems biology, artificial intelligence, biology, medicine and environmental sciences), ECCB2022 will take place in Sitges (Barcelona, Spain) from 12 to 21 of September, 2022, and running as an in person event from 18 to 21 of September.

Ana Teresa Freitas will deliver her talk on Monday 19 September, 16:30 – 17:30h, on the topic of “Personalized medicine in the era of artificial intelligence”. In her keynote address, Professor Freitas will “discuss different approaches that are being tested in EU hospitals with the goal to transform healthcare from reactive disease care to care that is patient or person-centered and focused on disease prevention”, how pharmacogenomics is increasingly entering clinical practice and the ethical and legal challenges posed by the increasing application of artificial intelligence in the healthcare sector.