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Nobel Laureate Keynote
Robert Huber, Max-Planck Institut f. Biochemistry, Germany.





Conference Chairs:

  • Joo Chuan Tong, Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore
  • Limsoon Wong, School of Computing, NUS, Singapore
  • Frank Eisenhaber, Bioinformatics Institute, A*STAR, Singapore
  • Martti Tammi, Department of Biological Sciences, NUS, Singapore
  • Kwoh Chee Keong, School of Computer Engineering, NTU, Singapore
  • Joo Chuan Tong Joo Chuan Tong (Ph.D., National University of Singapore) is a Principal Investigator at the Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore. He is the team leader of Molecular Design Group and Assistant Department Head of Data Mining Department at I2R. He is also the current president of the Association for Medical and Bio-Informatics, Singapore (AMBIS). His research interests include immunoinformatics, virtual library design and molecular docking. In 2008, he was conferred the MIT TR35 Award an award that honours the top 35 science and technology innovators in the world under the age of 35.

    Limsoon Wong Limsoon Wong is a Professor of Computing and Medicine at the National University of Singapore. He is currently working mostly on knowledge discovery technologies and is especially interested in their application to biomedicine. He has written about 100 research papers, a few of which are among the best cited of their respective fields. In recognition for his contributions to these fields, he has received several awards, including the 2003 FEER Asian Innovation Gold Award for his work on treatment optimization of childhood leukemias. He is a scientific advisor to GeneticXchange (USA), Molecular Connections (India), and KOOPrime (Singapore).

    Frank Eisenhaber Frank Eisenhaber studied mathematics at the Humboldt-University in Berlin and biophysics and medicine at the Pirogov Medical University in Moscow. In 1988, he received the Ph.D. in molecular biology from the Engelhardt Institute of Molecular Biology in Moscow. After postdoctoral work at the Institute of Molecular Biology in Berlin-Buch (1989-1991) and at the EMBL in Heidelberg (1991-1999), he worked as teamleader of the bioinformatics research group and head of the general IT department at the Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) in Vienna (1999-2007). Since August 2007, he is the Director of the Bioinformatics Institute, A*STAR, Singapore.

    Martti Tammi Martti Tammi joined The National University of Singapore in April 2004. He is cross-appointed as Assistant Professor in The Department of Biochemistry, the Faculty of Medicine and The Department of Biological Sciences, the Faculty of Science and affiliated with MTC, the Medical Nobel Institute, Karolinska Insitutet, Sweden. Martti received his Ph.D. in Medical Sciences from the Uppsala University, Sweden in 2002. His research interests include computational molecular biology, design of algorithms, pattern matching, and gene regulation. His academic work focuses on key problems in DNA sequencing, a range of pattern comparison, database search, and sequence analysis problems.

    Kwoh Chee Keong Kwoh Chee Keong is an Associate Professor in the School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological University. He is one of the deputy director of the Biomedical Engineering Research Centre. He is also the Programme Director of the Master of Science in Bioinformatics in NTU. He received his B.Eng. degrees in Electrical Engineering and M.Sc. in Industrial and Systems Engineering 1987 and 1991, respectively. He received his Ph.D. degree from Imperial College, University of London in 1995. His research interests include medical image processing, learning from data, graphic and visualization in enhancing medical assisted devices and systems.

    Program Committee:
  • Shoba Ranganathan (PC Chair), Macquarie University, Australia
  • Frank Eisenhaber (PC Co-Chair), Bioinformatics Institute, A*STAR, Singapore
  • Tin Wee Tan (PC Co-Chair), Department of Biochemistry, NUS, Singapore
  • Joo Chuan Tong (PC Co-Chair), Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore
  • Prashanth Suravajhala (Poster Chair), CDAC, India
  • Shandar Ahmad, National Institute of Biomedical Innovation, Japan
  • Vladimir Bajic, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • Christopher Baker, University of New Bronswick, Canada
  • Alex Bateman, The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
  • Jong Bhak, Korean Bio Information Center (KOBIC), Korea
  • Vladimir Brusic, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, USA
  • Yiyu Cai, Division of Bioengineering, NTU, Singapore
  • Zhiwei Cao, Shanghai Center for Bioinformation Technology, China
  • Elsa Chacko, Macquarie University, Australia
  • Michael Charleston, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Viji Chelliah, National Institute for Medical Research, UK
  • Xin Chen, Zhejiang University, China
  • Khar Heng Choo, Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore
  • Adrian Cootes, Macquarie University, Australia
  • Andrew Dalby, University of Oxford, UK
  • Gloria Despacio-Reyes, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
  • Bruno Gaeta, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Jitendra Gaiwad, Macquarie University, Australia
  • Ge Gao, Peking University, China
  • Christopher Hogue, Department of Biological Sciences, NUS, Singapore
  • Wen-Lian Hsu, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
  • Zeti Hussein, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Malaysia
  • Ming-Jing Hwang, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
  • Mohammad Islam, Macquarie University, Australia
  • Pandjassarame Kangueane, Biomedical Informatics, India
  • R. Krishna Murthy Karuturi, Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore
  • Asif Khan, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Javed Khan, Macquarie University, Australia
  • Varun Khanna, Macquarie University, Australia
  • Judith Klein-Seetharaman, University of Pittsburg & Carnegie-Mellon, USA
  • Gaurav Kumar, Macquarie University, Australia
  • Vladimir Kuznetsov, Bioinformatics Institute, Singapore
  • Chee Keong Kwoh, Nanyang Technology University, Singapore
  • Michael A. Langston, University of Tennessee, USA
  • Jinyan Li, School of Computer Engineering, NTU, Singapore
  • Vladimir Likic, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Jingchu Luo, Peking University, China
  • Geoff McLachlan, University of Queensland, Australia
  • Ranjeeta Menon, Macquarie University, Australia
  • Olivio Miotto, University of Oxford, UK
  • Satoru Miyano, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Shivashankar Nagaraj, Macquarie University, Australia
  • H. A. Nagarajaram, Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, India
  • Kenta Nakai, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Haruki Nakamura, Osaka University, Japan
  • Mohammad Shahir Shamsir Omar, University Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia
  • Lazslo Orban, Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, Singapore
  • Toni Reverter, CSIRO, Australia
  • Meena Sakharkar, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, NTU, Singapore
  • Bertil Schmidt, Nanyang Technology University, Singapore
  • Christian Schoenbach, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Amandeep Sidhu, WA Centre of Comparative Genomics, Australia
  • R. Sowdhamini, National Centre for Biological Sciences, India
  • Subramanian Subbiah, Stanford University, USA
  • D. Sundar, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India
  • Antonius Suwanto, Atma Jaya University, Indonesia
  • Daniel Man-yuen Sze, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • Martti Tammi, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Yue Ying Tan, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology,
  • Vivek Tanavde, Bioinformatics Institute, Singapore
  • Rohan Teasdale, University of Queensland, Australia
  • Sissades Tongsima, BIOTEC, Thailand
  • Chandra Verma, Bioinformatics Institute, Singapore
  • Kai Xu, CSIRO, Australia
  • Hong Xue, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
  • Henry Yang, Singapore Immunology Network, A*STAR, Singapore
  • Ueng-Cheng Yang, National Yang Ming University, Taiwan
  • Chia-Lang Hsu, National Yang Ming University, Taiwan
  • Guang Lan Zhang, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA
  • Louxin Zhang, Department of Mathematics, NUS, Singapore
  • Albert Zomaya, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Singapore

    Local Organizing Committee:
  • Rick Chan (Finance Chair), Ministry of Health Holdings, Singapore
  • Angela Jean, Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore
  • Ee Chee Ren, Singapore Immunology Network, A*STAR, Singapore
  • Guillaume Bourque, Genome Institute of Singapore, A*STAR, Singapore
  • Jeslin Jia Lin Tan, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Joyce Yu Lin, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Lawrence Wee, Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore
  • Michael Wee, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
  • Michelle Lian Mulan, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Shen Jean Lim, Department of Biochemistry, NUS, Singapore
  • Steven Yeo, HIMSS Asia Pacific
  • Tze Hau Lam, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
  • Tzia Liang Mah, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
  • Walter Lim, Ministry of Health Holdings, Singapore
  • Wei Hsien Lee, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Werner Van Huffel, Microsoft Asia Pacific Region, Singapore
  • Yung Ming Tan, Alexandra Hospital, Singapore