Prof. Jasmin Fisher

Microsoft Research Center, Cambridge, UK.

Dr. Jasmin Fisher received her PhD in Neuroimmunology from the Weizmann Institute of Science and is currently an affiliated Lecturer at the Centre for Systems Biology in Cambridge University and a Research Scientist at Microsoft Research Cambridge. Her research focuses on the applications of formal methods to biological modelling, as well as on the development of novel formalisms and tools to better understand complex biological systems. She is mainly interested in processes of cell fate determination and signalling networks operating during normal animal development and cancer.

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Prof. Bud Mishra

Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, USA

Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA

NYU School of Medicine, New York University, USA

Prof. Bud Mishra is a professor of computer science and mathematics at NYU's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, professor of human genetics at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, and a professor of cell biology at NYU School of Medicine. He founded the NYU/Courant Bioinformatics Group, a multi-disciplinary group working on research at the interface of computer science, applied mathematics, biology, biomedicine and bio/nano-technologies. Prof. Mishra has a degree in Physics from Utkal University, in Electronics and Communication Engineering from IIT, Kharagpur, and MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science from Carnegie-Mellon University. He has industrial experience in Computer Science (Tartan Laboratories, and ATTAP), Finance (Tudor Investment and PRF, LLC), Robotics and Bio- and Nanotechnologies (OpGen, and Bioarrays). He is editor of Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, AMRX (Applied Mathematics Research Exchange), Nanotechnology, Science and Applications, and Transactions on Systems Biology, and author of a textbook on algorithmic algebra and more than two hundred archived publications. He has advised and mentored more than 35 graduate students and post-docs in the areas of computer science, robotics and control engineering, applied mathematics, finance, biology and medicine. He is an inventor of Optical Mapping and Sequencing (SMASH), Array Mapping, Copy-Number Variation Mapping, Model Checker for circuit verification, Robot Grasping and Fixturing devices and algorithms, Reactive Robotics, and Nanotechnology for DNA profiling. He is a fellow of both IEEE and ACM fellow and a NYSTAR Distinguished Professor (2001). He also holds adjunct professorship at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai, India. From 2001-04, he was a professor at the Watson School of Biological Sciences, Cold Spring Harbor Lab; currently he is a visiting scholar at the Center of Quantitative Biology at CSHL.

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Prof. Gene Myers

HHMI Janelia Farm Research Campus, Ashburn, VA, USA

Gene Myers is a group leader at the HHMI Janelia Farm Research Campus near Washington DC. He was the Vice President of Informatics Research at Celera Genomics and has been on the computer science and biology faculties of UC Berkeley and the University of Arizona for most of his career. He is best known for the development of BLAST -- the most widely used tool in bioinformatics -- and for the paired-end whole genome shotgun sequencing protocol and the assembler he developed at Celera that delivered the fly, human, and mouse genomes in a three year period. He has also written many seminal papers on the theory of sequence comparison. He is a member of the National Academies of the United States and Germany.

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