Exploring career options after a degree in Computational Biology

The Student Council's career central is an initiative to organize events during ISMB dedicated to helping students and Post-Docs with the development of their careers. This year features a panel discussion on career options after a degree in computational biology.

Date, time and place: Sunday July 10th 2016, Northern Hemisphere E3/E4, 12:45 PM -1:45 PM (BoF05) (During the conference lunch break)

Dr. Amoolya Singh is a computational biologist and Senior Scientist at Amyris. She leads Amyris R&D's Scientific Computing group, whose work includes computational biology & data science. Amoolya obtained a bachelor's degree with honors at Carnegie Mellon double majoring in Biology and Computer Science; and a Ph.D. in computational biology from UC Berkeley. Between degrees, she worked as a software engineer at an Internet startup, a multinational wireless telecommunications firm, and a Wall Street investment bank. Prior to joining Amyris, Amoolya completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the European Molecular Biology Lab in Heidelberg, Germany and a Computational & Life Sciences fellowship at Emory University (with Bruce Levin) in the fields of comparative genomics and metagenomics, population genetics, and experimental evolution.
Dr. Sarah Teichmann is interested in global principles of protein interactions and gene expression. In particular, her research focuses on genomics and immunity. Sarah did her PhD at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (Cambridge/UK) and was a Beit Memorial Fellow at University College London. She started a group at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in 2001. In 2013, she moved to the Wellcome Genome Campus in Hinxton/Cambridge, where her group is joint between the EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute and the WT Sanger Institute. From 2016, Sarah is Head of Cellular Genetics at the WT Sanger Institute. Sarah is an EMBO member and fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, and her work has been recognized by a number of prizes, including the Lister Prize, Biochemical Society Colworth Medal, Royal Society Crick Lecture and EMBO Gold Medal.
Prof. Judith Blake is a Professor at the Jackson Laboratory. She leads a team of scientists in the area of bioinformatics and computational biology, and is a collaborator and leader in several scientific programs that are also engaged in bioinformatics research in the area of functional and comparative genomics. Her research in the last fifteen years has centered on the development of bio-ontologies, on database management for large biological information systems, and on comparative genome informatics studies. She is one of the founders and PIs of the Gene Ontology Consortium (GOC) where she has worked to develop the GO resources for new views and access for computational analysis of genetics, genomics and comparative functional bioinformatics. She joined The Jackson Laboratory in 1996 as a Project Leader for the Mouse Genome Database, and is currently a PI of the Mouse Genome Informatics (MGI) group, responsible for all aspects of mouse gene functional annotation curation, literature curation processes, and incorporation of comparative mammalian biology in the MGI system. Prior to moving to JAX, she worked on genome annotation and evolutionary analysis projects at The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR), and earlier developed early database systems for museum specimen tracking at the Smithsonian Institution.

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