Benilton Carvalho

Benilton Carvalho is a Ph.D. in Biostatistics by Johns Hopkins University with a background in Statistics (B.Sc. and M.Sc. by University of Campinas) with nearly 15 years of experience in bioinformatics software and methodology development, having authored more than 150 Bioconductor (data and software) packages since 2003. Benilton worked at Affymetrix (Santa Clara, US) and consulted for NimbleGen (Madison, US), went to University of Cambridge (Cambridge, UK) for postdoctoral studies with Professor Simon Tavaré FRS, FMedSci. After returning to Brazil, Benilton created the Biostatistics and Computational Biology Laboratory and co-founded the Brazilian Initiative on Precision Medicine (BIPMed). Benilton is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Statistics and Advisor to the Vice President for Research at UNICAMP.

Dr. Bart Weimer

Dr. Bart Weimer

Dr. Bart Weimer is Professor and Department Chair in the Department of Population Health and Reproduction in the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. He obtained a BS in Microbiology/Immunology from the University of Arizona and a Ph.D. from Utah State University, and post-doctoral training at the University of Melbourne. His group embraces a systems biology approach using large-scale genomic and metabolomic analysis to study the link between food, health and the microbiome using microbial physiology concepts. His group leads the 100K Pathogen Genome Sequencing Project to link agriculture, the environment, and human disease. Dr. Weimer's research also encompasses population genomics of bacteria to examine persistence and metabolism. He has mentored 35 graduate students, published over 160 manuscripts, obtained six patents, and edited four books.

Hugo Verli

Hugo Verli

Possui graduação em Farmácia Habilitação Farmacêutico pela Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (2001), mestrado em Química pela Universidade Federal do Rio de

Janeiro (2002) e doutorado em Biologia Celular e Molecular pela Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (2005). Atualmente é professor associado nível III da

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul e membro afiliado da Academia Brasileira de Ciências. Tem experiência na área de Bioinformática Estrutural, com ênfase em

Simulação Molecular, atuando principalmente nos seguintes temas: dinâmica de biomoléculas, parametrização de compostos bioativos para cálculos de mecânica molecular,

estrutura e dinâmica de carboidratos, glicoconjugados e seus complexos.

Dr. Gustavo Fioravanti

Dr. Gustavo Fioravanti

Possui graduação em Ciências Biológicas, ênfase em Molecular, Celular e Funcional pela Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (2002). Doutor em Ciências pelo Programa de Pós-Graduação em Genética e Biologia Molecular da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (2008). Atualmente é Professor do Programa de Pós Graduação em Saúde e Desenvolvimento Humano da Universidade La Salle e Professor Colaborador do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Genética e Biologia Molecular da UFRGS. Tem experiência na área de Imunologia, com ênfase na compreensão dos mecanismos estruturais que regem a imunogenicidade de células T, para aplicação no desenvolvimento de vacinas racionalizadas. Fundou e coordena o Núcleo de Imunoinformática do Departamento de Genética da UFRGS. Por trabalhos nessa área recebeu um grant da Fundação Bill & Melinda Gates em 2009 pelo programa Grand Challenges Exploration, Round II. Possui colaborações com outros projetos de bioinformática estrutural envolvendo estudo de variantes de oxitocina, estudo da enzima alfa-l-iduronidase, fatores de coagulação e resistência do HIV a fármacos. Palavras-chave: Bioinformática, epitopos virais, reatividade cruzada, MHC, resposta citotóxica. 

Philip E. Bourne

Philip E. Bourne, PhD, FACMI is the Stephenson Chair of Data Science, Director of the Data Science Institute, Acting Dean of the proposed School of Data Science and a Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Virginia. Prior to that he was the Associate Director for Data Science (ADDS; aka Chief Data Scientist) for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and a Senior Investigator at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). Prior to joining NIH, Dr. Bourne was Associate Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Industry Alliances and a Professor in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of California San Diego. Dr. Bourne is a Past President of the International Society for Computational Biology, an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB), the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). He has published over 350 papers and 5 books and co-founded 4 companies. Awards include the Jim Gray Award eScience Award and the Benjamin Franklin Award.

 

His current research focuses on systems pharmacology (notably neglected tropical diseases and protein kinase targets), structural bioinformatics, scholarly communication, professional development and the development and application of data science methods.