Bridging Informatics and Biology: case studies from the “field”
Gulbenkian Science Institute –
In Biology, like in many disciplines, technological advances are
generating a flurry of new data. Many researchers in Biology are having a
hard time processing and integrating these new massive datasets to obtain
biological insights. The Bioinformatics Unit at the IGC is a service
facility that provides support to researchers in handling and processing
large datasets of biological data, particularly of sequencing data. In
this talk, I will give a few examples of user support we’ve been
providing, as well as some of our attempts at empowering the user and
Daniel Sobral graduated in Informatics Engineering from Instituto Superior
Técnico (Lisbon, Portugal). His interest in Biology led him to join the
Gulbenkian PhD programme, and conduct his doctoral studies in
Bioinformatics at the Université Aix-Marseille (France) with Dr. Patrick
Lemaire. During his PhD he worked in different aspects of bioinformatics,
particularly focusing on gene expression networks underlying embryonic
development of a model organism, all of this integrated into a community
resource. Later he became a Developer for the Ensembl Project where he
worked mostly in integrating epigenetic data from the ENCODE project in
Ensembl. In this context he gained significant experience with high
throuthput sequencing data. In 2012 he moved back to Portugal, where he
joined the Bioinformatics Unit at the IGC to assist the local research
community in handling the sequencing revolution brought about by high
throughput technologies. Within this role he been collaborating in several
projects, ranging from genomics, transcriptomics and epigenetics. He has
become the Head of the Bioinformatics Unit at IGC since 2014.
Affiliation: Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras, PT
Date: 2018-Jun-14 Time: 10:00:00 Room: IST Taguspark – Room 1.38
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Workshop “Metabolism and mathematical models: Two for a tango” – 2nd Edition
Title: Workshop Metabolism and mathematical models: Two for a tango – 2nd Edition
Dates: October 25-26, 2022
Location: This workshop will be held in a virtual way
The topic of this workshop is metabolism in general, with a special focus, although not exclusive, on parasitology. Besides an exploration of the biological, biochemical and biomedical aspects, the workshop will also aim at presenting some of the mathematical modelling, algorithmic theory and software development that have become crucial to explore such aspects.
This workshop is being organised in the context of two projects, both with the Inria European Team Erable. One of the projects involves a partnership with the University of São Paulo (USP), in São Paulo, Brazil, more specifically the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics (IME) and the Institute of Biomedical Sciences – Inria Associated Team Capoeira – and the other involves the Inesc-ID/IST in Portugal, ETH in Zürich and EMBL in Heidelberg – H2020 Twinning Project Olissipo.
The workshop is open to all members of these two projects but also, importantly, to the community in general.
The program and more details are available here.