Friday October 16, 2015, at 9:15
Characterising miRNA promoters and miRNA targets
DIANA-Lab, Hellenic Pasteur Institute / Department of Computer & Communication Engineering, University of Thessaly, Greece
Artemis Hatzigeorgiou is Principal Investigator at the B.S.R.C. “Alexander Fleming” and adjunct assistant Professor at the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania.
She received an MS in Computer Science from the University of Stuttgart and a PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Jena in 2001. In the same year, she joined the University of Pennsylvania as assistant professor of bioinformatics with a joined appointment at the Department of Genetics, Medical School and the Department of Computer and Information Science at the Engineering School. In 2007, she joined as Principal Investigator the Institute of Molecular Oncology at the B.S.R.C. “Alexander Fleming” and she was elected adjunct professor at the Computer and Information Science department of the University of Pennsylvania.
She is co-author of the Stuttgart Neural Network Simulator (SNNS), a world-wide used open-source software for the simulation of Artificial Neural Networks. In 2003 she developed DIANA-microT, one of the first published microRNA target prediction programs. She has published in top tier journals as Nature, Science, PNAS, AJHG and G&D and has served as a panelist for NSF and the National Institute of Health of the USA. In 1996, she has been a co-founder of the computer science company Synaptic, Ltd, located at Herakleion, Crete.
The title of her talk is “Characterising miRNA promoters and miRNA targets“.