Dr. Aristotelis Tsirigos, Associate Professor, Dept. of Pathology, NYU School of Medicine, to speak on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 15:30

The event is organized by the Computation and Reasoning Laboratory of ECE NTUA.

Lecture Title: Biomedical Research and Data Science: an ideal opportunity for synergy


During the past century, biomedical research has revolutionized medicine and contributed significantly to extended life expectancy, primarily in what we usually refer to as “developed” countries. The beginning of the 21st century coincided with the completion of the landmark Human Genome Project, which allowed humans to fully map their own genetic material (DNA). Following this unprecedented success, rapid development of new technologies has streamlined the production of biomedical data of different types (genetic, epigenetic, transcriptomic, proteomic, metabolomic, imaging, clinical) at tremendous pace and dramatically decreasing cost. This influx of data, combined with advances in computer hardware and application of sophisticated computational techniques, is expected to help us better understand and treat human disease. In this context, we will present examples of the research conducted in our laboratory at the NYU School of Medicine and discuss opportunities for scientific collaborations.

Short biography

Dr. Tsirigos is an Associate Professor of Pathology and the Director of the Applied Bioinformatics Center at the NYU School of Medicine. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Courant Institute of New York University in January 2006, and his Diploma from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece in 1998. Dr. Tsirigos' research focus is primarily in Computational Genomics and involves the design of computational methods and pipelines to model biological systems and generate novel biological hypotheses.