QBI - Seminar

Using Modularity, Multi-omics and Networks to Understand Disease



3:30 PM-4:30 PM

QBI presents a seminar with Ron Shamir, professor of Bioinformatics in the Blavatnik School of Computer Science at Tel Aviv University (TAU). His group develops algorithms and software tools in bioinformatics for understanding the genome and human disease.

Dr. Shamir is the founder of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Bioinformatics at TAU and headed it between 2005 and 2022. He has published > 300 scientific works, including 17 books and edited volumes, and has supervised > 70 research students. He was among the founders of RECOMB, and of the Israeli Society of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. He is a recipient of the Landau Prize in Bioinformatics, the Kadar family prize for excellence in research, and a Fellow of the ISCB and the ACM. In 2022 he received the ISCB Senior Scientist Award.

His research focuses on the development of novel algorithmic methods in bioinformatics, computational medicine and systems biology. Dr.Shamir's research interests include gene expression, disease genomics, molecular networks, and gene regulation. In the last decade, he has concentrated on clinical bioinformatics for disease analysis and for utilization of electronic medical records (EMRs). His group builds novel algorithms and transforms them into accessible software tools for the biomedical community. They work in close collaboration with clinicians and experimentalists. Methods developed use diverse omics data as well as EMRs. Computational tools developed by his team are used in hundreds of laboratories around the world.

Talk Title: Using Modularity, Multi-omics and Networks to Understand Disease

Host: Nevan Krogan 

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