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Dr Paolo Zuliani

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Dr. Paolo Zuliani is a Lecturer in the School of Computing Science at Newcastle University, UK. He received his Laurea degree in computer science from Universita’ degli Studi di Milano, Italy, and his DPhil in computer science from the University of Oxford, UK.

Dr. Zuliani’s expertise lies largely in formal methods for reasoning about computing systems with an emphasis on probabilistic and quantum systems.

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Professor Anil Wipat

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Anil Wipat is Professor of Bioinformatics in the School of Computing Science, co-directs the Interdisciplinary Computing and Complex Biology Systems Group (ICOS – http://ico2s.org/), director of the Centre for Health and Bioinformatics (CHaBi) and co-founder, and associate-director, of the Newcastle Centre for Synthetic Biology and Bioeconomy (CSBB).

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Dr Phillip Lord

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Dr. Phillip Lord is a computing scientist with 20 years of world-leading expertise in bio-medical data handling. Originally a geneticist, he moved to informatics after this PhD and has worked on data integration for patient dysmorphology, comparative genomics and neurosciences.

He has contributed to many data and reporting standards.

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Professor Marcus Kaiser

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Prof. Marcus Kaiser studied biology and computer science at the Ruhr-University Bochum and the Distance University Hagen and obtained his PhD from Jacobs University Bremen in 2005. He is initiator and co-director of the Wellcome Trust PhD programme in Systems Neuroscience. He is leader of the UK INCF Special Interest Group in Image-based Neuroinformatics,

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Dr Yulia Yuzenkova

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Yulia is a Royal Society University Research Fellow; before moving to Britain she did her PhD in Academy of Science (Russia), and postdoctoral research at Rutgers University (USA).

Her group’s main research topic is the regulation of gene expression in various bacteria, including major human pathogens and cyanobacteria.

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Professor Nikolay Zenkin

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Prof Nikolay Zenkin graduated from Moscow State University, Department of Molecular Biology of the Biological Faculty in 2001, and obtained his PhD from the Institute of Molecular Genetics of Russian Academy of Sciences in 2004. Part of his PhD was done in the laboratory of Konstantin Severinov in Waksman Institute of Rutgers University in New Jersey,

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Dr Richard Daniel

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The Daniel group focuses primarily on basic aspects of bacterial cell biology. The group has investigated cell division and growth, using a combination of genetic analysis combined with sub-cellular localisation techniques, with the objective of defining the essential components of both the cell division and cell elongation complexes and shed light on how they are positioned in the cell to fulfill their function.

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Dr Heath Murray

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The Murray Lab studies bacterial DNA replication initiation in the model organism Bacillus subtilis. Using a combination of genetics, cell biology, molecular biology, and biochemistry, they are investigating the structure of the bacterial chromosome origin (oriC) and the activity of the master DNA replication initiation protein DnaA.

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Dr Simon Woods

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Simon Woods is Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director of the Policy Ethics and Life Sciences Research Institute (PEALS www.ncl.ac.uk ) at Newcastle University (an interdisciplinary bioethics research centre). Simon has a longstanding interest in developments within the life sciences, medical ethics and bioethics more broadly. His research explores the social and ethical aspects of new and emerging biotechnologies.

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Dr Jaume Bacardit

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Jaume’s research interests include the development of machine learning methods for large-scale problems and their application to challenging problems, mostly involving biological data. He has published papers on algorithmic advances to improve the scalability of machine learning methods, tackling challenges such as large dimensionality spaces, large sets of records, or the use of data-intensive computing technologies such as GPUs and MapReduce.

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