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Anita Grigoriadis,
Department of Reserch Oncology, King’s College, London, UK.

Anita Grigoriadis is lecturer in Cancer Bioinformatics at King’s College of London.
She became a lecturer in Cancer Bioinformatics at King’s College London (KCL) in 2013. She received her Master’s degree at the Institute of Molecular Pathology, University of Vienna (Austria) before moving to London (UK) to do her PhD at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research (LICR). At the time when omics data was slowly beginning to establish itself in biomedical research, Anita started to work as a postdoctoral bioinformatician on breast cancer genomics at the LICR and at the Breakthrough Breast Cancer Centre(London) under Professor Alan Ashworth. In 2008, she joined the Breakthrough Breast Cancer Research Unit at King’s College London under the leadership of Professor Andrew Tutt, where her bioinformatics interest in researching genomic instability and immune-related features in triple-negative breast cancer started.

Winston Hide,
Department of Neuroscience, University of Sheffield, UK.

Winston Hide is Professor of Computational Biology at University of Sheffield, UK.
Professor Hide graduated in Zoology with an Upper Second Honours from the University of Wales (Cardiff) in 1981. He attended graduate school at the Temple University, Philadelphia and graduated with a PhD in molecular genetics in 1991.
In 1992 he performed post doctoral training with Wen Hsuing-Li at the University of Texas, Houston, where he published his first Nature paper and in 1993 went on to train with David Pawson at the Smithsonian Institution National Natural History Museum, in 1994 with Richard Gibbs at the Baylor Human Genome Centre, Houston, and with Dan Davison at the University of Houston. In 1995 he gained industrial experience in Silicon Valley at MasPar Computer corporation as Director of Genomics.
In 1996 Professor Hide founded the South African National Bioinformatics Institute at the University of Western Cape, South Africa and was appointed Professor in 1999.
In 2007, he became visiting Professor of Bioinformatics at Harvard School of Public Health, and won the Oppenheimer Foundation Distinguished Sabbatical Research Fellowship.
In 2008, Hide was the subject of a directed search and became an associate professor at the Department of Biostatistics at Harvard School of Public Health. Also, in 2008 Hide founded the Harvard School of Public Health bioinformatics Core and became Director of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute Center for Stem Cell Bioinformatics.
In 2014, Hide accepted a Chair, and became Professor of Computational Biology, at the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neurosciences within the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Sheffield.
Hide has been awarded the National President’s Award for research in 1998, was elected to membership of the Academy of Science of South Africa in 2007 and also in 2007, won the Oppenheimer Foundation Distinguished Sabbatical Research Fellowship . In 2011, he was the first recipient of the International Society for Computational Biology award for Outstanding Achievement – in recognition of his work for the development of computational biology and bioinformatics in Africa.


Chiara Marchiori,
IBM Research – Zurich, Switzerland.