Speakers

 

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Christina Kiel
Christina Kiel is staff scientist in the research group of Luis Serrano at the CRG Barcelona, where she is heading the signaling sub-team. Her main interest is to understand cell type-specific signaling for which she uses a combination of experimental and computational tools. Contact her
Tony Gabaldon
Toni Gabaldon
Toni Gabaldón is a biochemist and molecular biologist by training (Universities of Valencia and Mainz). After several years working on a molecular biology lab, and attracted by the emerging fields of genomics and bioinformatics, he moved to the comparative genomics group of Martijn Huynen in 2001 (NCMLS, NL). In 2005, he obtained a PhD in the Medical Sciences (Radbout University Nijmegen), and then moved to the bioinformatics department at CIPF (Valencia). In September 2008 he started his own group at CRG. He has always used an evolutionary perspective to address different biological questions. He is not only interested in understanding how complex biological systems work, but also how they have came to be as they are. Contact him
Stephan Ossowski
Stephan Ossowski
Stephan Ossowski, Ph.D., heads the Genomic and Epigenomic Variation in Disease group at the Centre for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona. He has a PhD in Computer Science (Max Planck Institute 2010) and his expertise lies in computational genomics and epigenomics, genetic diseases and cancer. The Ossowski lab is interested in the use of next generation sequencing (NGS) methods in the study of rare and common diseases as well as cancer, with direct application to the clinics. Dr. Ossowski has been involved in several large scale sequencing projects in both plants and animals, including the Arabidopsis 1001 genomes project, the ICGC Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia project and the IHEC/BLUEPRINT human epigenome project. Contact him
Michela Bertero
Michela Bertero
Michela Bertero is Head of International and Scientific Affairs at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona (Spain). Her department´s mission is to strengthen the international and interdisciplinary perspective of the institute by promoting networking, mobility programs, institutional partnerships, collaborative projects, and exchanging of knowledge and best practice in research. Prior to joining the CRG, she worked as postdoctoral researcher in molecular and structural biology at the Gene Center of the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich (Germany), and at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver (Canada), where she focused on the functional and structural characterization of large macromolecular complexes. Michela holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Pavia (Italy). Contact her
Adrian Turjanski
Adrian Turjanski
Adrián Turjanski obtained his Master degree in Chemistry from the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina in 1999, and then his PhD in Biophysics in 2003. He conducted postdoctoral studies in the area of molecular modeling from 2003 to 2005 in the Department of Physiology and Molecular Biology, School of Sciences, University of Buenos Aires. He then conducted postdoctoral work in Bioinformatics as a 2005 Pew Latin American Fellow in the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research at the National Institutes of Health. Bethesda, MD,USA. In 2008 he returned to Argentina where he is in charge of the Structural Bioinformatics Lab, in the school of sciences at the University of Buenos Aires. He is part of the research staff of the National Research and Technology Council (CONICET) as Adjunct Investigator. He has also been a Professor of Bioinformatics at the University of Buenos Aires since 2008. In 2013 he became director of the Argentinian Bioinformatic Platform. His research is focused in the developing and application of Bioinformatics tools for drug discovery. Contact him
Marcelo Martí
Marcelo Martí
Marcelo Martí graduated in Biology in 2002 and performed his PhD in Biophysical Chemistry in 2006. He is Joint Professor in the Dpt. of Biological Chemistry at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires and member of the National Research Council (CONICET). He is the Research and Development manager at the Argentinian Bioinformatic Platform. His interest lies in the protein sequence to structure relationships (including analysis of enzyme mechanism, role of variants, evolution and interaction with ligands) and its applications at Genome wide scale. He has published about 100 publications in top rank journals. Contact him
Martín Vázquez
Martín Vázquez
Martín Vázquez is a Biologist, graduated from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) in 1991; there he also obtained a Ph.D. in Biology Sciences in 1995. He joined the CONICET in 1999 and he currently ranks as independent researcher for that Institution.
He joined INDEAR in 2005 as an external consultant in Genomics and High Performance Sequencing Technologies. In 2009 he became the leader of the Genomics and Bioinformatics team at INDEAR, and since 2011 he serves as the Chief Scientific Officer of Grupo Bioceres. He currently is the director of the High-Throughput genomics nodes for BIA and CATG. Contact him
Marcelo Kauffman
Marcelo Kauffman
Marcelo Kauffman MD got his degree in Medicine at the University of Buenos Aires in 1999. He did his specialization in Neurology at Hospital Ramos Mejía between 2000 and 2004.
In 2009, he got his PhD in Internal Medicine.
Currently, he works at Hospital Ramos Mejía in the Department of Neurology. He is also member of the Career in Health Research in the City of Buenos Aires Department of Health, and member of the Career in Scientific Research at the National Council of Research, Science and Technology (CONICET). Contact him
Pablo Cironi
Pablo Cironi
Dr. Pablo Cironi holds a B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Buenos Aires, and a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Barcelona, where he focused on the design and synthesis of complex marine natural products in solid phase. From 2005 to 2009 he was a Fulbright postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Systems Biology at Harvard University, during which he worked on different aspects of Synthetic Biology, Protein Design and Engineering, in addition to successfully developing a novel technology for designing novel protein therapeutics.
In 2008 Dr. Cironi’s work was awarded with the Accelerator Funds from Harvard University. In 2009 he joined the Botín Foundation as Senior Innovation & Technology Transfer Manager, where he was responsible for identifying new business opportunities, managing IP portfolio and defining business strategies to bring academic and public-based research results to market. In 2013 Dr. Cironi joined the Center for Genome Regulation (Barcelona) to Head the Technology Transfer department, where his main role consists of channeling CRG’s discoveries to market. CRG research activities focus mainly in genomics, gene transduction and regulation, systems biology, bioinformatics and personalized medicine. Dr. Cironi has gathered over 14 years of research and development experience in the Drug Discovery, Molecular and Synthetic Biology, and in Biologics, and 6 years managing technology transfer and commercialization processes. Dr. Cironi has acquired a unique and strong acumen in commercialization strategy and innovation. Contact him
Germán Biagioli
Germán Biagioli
Germán Biagioli has a degree in IT from the National University of La Plata, Buenos Aires. Currently, he is working at Flux IT as coordinator in the area of project development in bioinformatics. He is also conducting a research project called Bioflux, that combines industry and academia. This project is a collaborative work between Flux IT and the Structural Bioinformatics Group in the School of Sciences, University of Buenos Aires. Contact him
Andrea Llera
Andrea Llera
Andrea Llera is an independent researcher from CONICET and the leader of the node of the Genomics Platform CATG at Instituto Leloir. She has bachelor degrees in Biochemistry and Pharmacy and a PhD from the University of Buenos Aires. She has a 26-year experience in basic and applied research, including a postdoctoral stay of four years at the Center for Advanced Research in Biotechnology, University of Maryland, US. For her studies in cancer she was awarded the Prize Teodoro Ovsejevich-Fundación Konex 2010 for the Best Research in Basic Cancerology. She is currently acting as Coordinator of Basic Research in the Argentinian chapter of the United States-Latin America Cancer Research Network (US-LACRN), a network comprising 5 Latin American countries and the US, devoted to clinical cancer research. She is also Director of the Tumor Bank at Hospital de Oncología María Curie and member of the Biobank Group from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation. Contact her
Hernán Dopazo
Hernán Dopazo
Hernán Dopazo graduated as biologist in the Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales (FCEyN) at UBA, he completed his PhD at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), and his last postdoc at the Bioinformatics Department in the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (CNIO), Madrid. Since 2006 to 2011 he headed the Comparative Genomics Unit at Bioinformatics Department in Centro de Investigación Príncipe Felipe in Valencia (ESP). In 2012 he returned to Argentina and initiated the Laboratorio de Genómica Biomédica y Evolución at the Instituto de Ecología, Genética y Evolución de Buenos Aires (IEGEBA-CONICET). He is Investigador Independiente at CONICET, and Associate Professor at FCEyN-UBA. He teaches courses on Human Populations Genomics and Medical Genomics; and currently manage for CONICET the DEANN International Project (Developing an European-American NGS Network). Contact him
Carlos J Pirola
Carlos J Pirola
Carlos J Pirola received his PhD in Biochemistry degree in 1984 (Buenos Aires University, UBA) and belongs to the research carrier of the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET) since then. He received training in Molecular Biology in the Cedars Sinai Medical Center at Los Angeles, CA, USA. He is currently a Superior Investigator of the CONICET serving as the head of the Department of Molecular Genetics and Biology of Complex Diseases and the Director of the Institute of Medical Research (IDIM, UBA-CONICET). He is an International Fellow of the American Heart Association and the American Society of Human Genetics. His major interest is the Systems Biology of the Metabolic Syndrome components, such as hypertension, obesity, Type 2 diabetes, fatty liver, etc with more than 130 publications in the PubMed. He is now responsible for the creation of the first Center of Excellence in Traslational Medicine in a public hospital. Contact him
Facundo Garcia Bournissen
Facundo Garcia Bournissen
Facundo Garcia Bournissen is a pediatrician and clinical pharmacologist, currently working as Associate Researcher (CONICET) on pediatric clinical pharmacology at the Buenos Aires Children’s Hospital “R Gutierrez”. He graduated from Medical School, and as Pediatric Specialist, from the University of Buenos Aires, and then moved to Canada for postgraduate studies in pharmacogenetics of childhood leukemia at the Universite de Montreal, followed by a PhD (University of Toronto), a Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology Fellowship (Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto), and the Clinician – Scientist training program (University of Toronto). He is also a diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Pharmacology, and member of several international pharmacology societies. His clinical and research experience includes design of clinical trials for special populations, children in particular, but also pregnant women and lactating mother–infant pairs. He is particularly interested in the changes in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics across the early stages of life, and their interplay with pharmacogenetics. Contact him
Rita Inés Noher de Halac
Rita Inés Noher de Halac
Rita Inés Noher de Halac studied Biological Sciences at the National University Cordoba and received a PhD of the same University in 1972. Her postdoc was at tha Developmental Biology Institute of the University Cologne in Germany as a fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. She was nominated by concurs as Full Professor in Biology and Cell Biology at the Department Odontology of the National University Cordoba, in 1987 and in 1999. She was cathegorized I as professor-investigator by the National Science and Eduation Ministery. She belongs to the Research Carreer of the National Research Council of Argentina-CONICET since 1982, and since 2003 she heads a Research Program at the Center for the Study of Inborn Errors of Metabolism at the Children´s Hospital of the Province of Córdoba devoted to traslational research on Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinoses in South America. To day she is consultant professor teaching in post-graduate courses at the National University Cordoba in the field of Cell Biology , Electron Microscopy and Genetics. She is Independent Researcher of the CONICET, accounting around 80 publications in international research journals and Books. She advised 3 finished doctoral thesis and 15 graduate thesis and scholarships of students in the field of biology, cell biology, electron microscopy and human genetics. She is President of the 14º NCL 2014 Congress to be held in Cordoba, Argentina, october 22-26, 2014. Contact her
Marina Antelo
Marina Antelo
Marina Antelo, Médica Gastroenteróloga, Becaria Postgrado I y II, C.O.N.I.C.E.T. (2009 – 2014), Doctora en Medicina (Facultad de Medicina, U.B.A., 31/3/2014), Becaria Postdoctoral, C.O.N.I.C.E.T. (2014 -2016), Secretaria del grupo de investigación I.A.T.T.G.I. (Intergrupo Argentino para el Tratamiento de Tumores Gastrointestinales), Coordinadora del grupo de trabajo multidisciplinario sobre cáncer colorrectal hereditario “Co-Herencia” Sección Oncología, Hospital de Gastroenterología “Dr. C. B. Udaondo”, GCABA. Contact her
Lina Nuñez
Lina Nuñez
Lina Nuñez, Médica Clínica y Genetista Universitaria especializada en Cánceres Hereditarios y Familiares. Coordinadora del Plan Nacional de Tumores Familiares y Hereditarios (PROCAFA) y de la Red Argentina de Cáncer Familiar (RACAF) del Instituto Nacional del Cáncer de Argentina. Staff Servicio de Oncología. Hospital Alemán de Buenos Aires. Staff Sección Genética Médica. Hospital Universitario CEMIC. Contact her
Jorge Hamer
Jorge Hamer
Jorge Hamer, Doctor en Medicina por la Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Buenos Aires. Fue galardonado con el Diploma de Honor al conseguir un promedio de 8.92 puntos. Docente en Obstetricia de la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad de Buenos Aires. Especialista en Obstetricia y Ginecología en el Ministerio de Salud Pública de la Nación, Argentina, y en Ecografía General y Ultrasonografía de la Sociedad Argentina de Ecografía y Ultrasonografía (S.A.E.U.), Buenos Aires, Argentina 1985. Presidente de la Sociedad Argentina de Ecografía y Ultrasonografía 2001/2003 SAEU Jefe del Departamento de Ultrasonografía y Diagnóstico Prenatal de CEGYR Medicina Reproductiva, Buenos Aires, Argentina desde 1996. Director Médico de Reprogenetics Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Jefe del Departamento de Preconcepcional, Preimplatacional y Genética Prenatal en CEGYR, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Contact him
Claudia Perandones
Claudia Perandones
Claudia Perandones is a physician, specialized in Medical Genetics, Magister in Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering, and PhD in Medicine at the University of Buenos Aires.
She is a full member of the National Administration of Laboratories and Institutes of Health (ANLIS), Dr. Carlos G. Malbrán. She is a member of the UNSAM-CONICET Probes Service at the National University of General San Martín.
She is the Scientific Director of the Latin American Huntington’s Disease Network (RLAH).
She also works as Head of Department for Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis and Molecular Medicine at Procrearte (Reproductive and Molecular Medicine Network).
Gabriela Trupia
Gabriela Trupia
Gabriela Trupia is a Biologist, graduated from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) She did her specialization in Scientific Communication at Pompeau Fabra University (Barcelona).
Currently she is in charge of Vinculation and Technology Transfer Office at Faculty Natural Sciences (UBA). She has worked in public policy for science and technology at the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Agency for promoting scientific and technological
He has extensive experience in management and project evaluation. She teaches postgraduate courses at the National University of Quilmes and the National University of Buenos Aires.
Cristian Madoery
Cristian Madoery
Cristian Madoery, Medico Cardiologo, especialista en Arritmias. Desde hace 14 años trabajando en los sistemas de Informacion y Educacion Continuada en America Latina. Director del Area de Life Science de Thomson Reuters para America Latina.