Communications Team

Yesid Cuesta Astroz

Yesid Cuesta Astroz

ISCBSC Webinars Co-chair

Research Interest Research Interest Pathogen genomics, Biological networks, Host-Pathogen interactions.

Thiliban Manivarma

Thiliban Manivarma

Communications / Scientific Program Team Member

Research Interest Master Thesis Research Interest Computer Aided Drug Design, Molecular Dynamics Simulation, Structural Bioinformatics, Virology. Master Thesis Computational studies of regulatory mechanism and inhibition of ferroptotic cell death signal.

Catalina Valdivia

Catalina Valdivia

Broadcast Chair

Research Interest Research Interest Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Symbiosis and Microbiomes.

Aayush Grover

Aayush Grover

Broadcast / Collaborations / Scientific Program Team Member

Aayush is in the final year of his masters in Data Science from the International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore (IIIT-B), India. His interests broadly lie in the intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Molecular Biology. His master thesis focuses on using few-shot learning and multi-omics integration to accurately predict survival in cancer patients. His thesis is co-supervised by Prof. G. Srinivasaraghavan of IIIT-B and Prof. Laurent Gatto of UCLouvain (Belgium).

Marek Prachar

Marek Prachar

Scientific Program Team Member

Research Interest Research Interest Immunoinformatics, Structural Biology.

Nishat Tamanna

Nishat Tamanna

Scientific Program / Website Content Team Member

Research Interest Research Interest Bioinformatics, Molecular Biology.

Sayane Shome

Sayane Shome

ISCBSC Webinars Co-chair

Sayane Shome is a Ph.D. student in the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Program at Iowa State University, USA under the guidance of Dr. Robert L. Jernigan. Her area of research interest lies in computational biophysics, genomics, and machine learning. Her association with ISCB-SC started in 2010 as a volunteer when she joined the core team of Regional Student Group-India. Later, she has served as a President for RSG-India for the term 2012-14 and has also been simultaneously involved in volunteering for Student Council-related activities since then including starting up the ISCB-Student Council webinar series program.

Fatma Betul Dincaslan

Fatma Betul Dincaslan

Design Chair

Fatma Betul Dincaslan is a PhD student at NUS Biomedical Engineering. Her main research interest is single cell assay development. She received BSc and MSc degrees from Bilkent University. Her thesis was on Tissue Specific Transcriptome of Zebrafish in Ache Mutant Embryos. She has been actively volunteering in RSG Turkey team. Then, she joined the ISCB-SC Webinars Team as well, leading the design team.

Elizabeth Alfaro Espinoza

Elizabeth Alfaro Espinoza

Design / Website Content / Collaborations / Scientific Program Team Member

Research Interest Research Interest Structural Biology, Protein-Peptide Interactions, Biophysics, Proteomics, Peptidomics.

Emmanuel Adamolekun

Emmanuel Adamolekun

Communications Team Member

Emmanuel Adamolekun is a Research Assistant at Department of Immunology and Bioinformatics at Helix Biogen Research Institute, Ogbomosho, Nigeria under the guidance of Dr. Kolawole E. Oladipo. His area of research interest lies in Immunoinformatics, Genomics, Data science and Immunology of infectious diseases. His association with volunteering for bioinformatics educational related activities started when he volunteered as a member Local organizing committee of the First Nigerian Bioinformatics Conference (FNBC) in 2019, this forward arouse his interest in Bioinformatics. Later in Mid-2020, he started volunteering for ISCB-Student Council-related activities as a member of the communication committee on the ISCB-Student Webinar series program.

Melike Dönertaş

Melike Dönertaş

ISCBSC Webinars Founder

Selcan Aydin

Selcan Aydin

Scientific Program Team Member

Research Interest Research Interest Quantitative Genetics, Cellular Signaling, Systems Biology, Developmental Biology.

Joske Ubels

Joske Ubels

Scientific Program Chair / Broadcast Team Member

Research Interest Research Interest Cancer, genetics, machine learning, prediction of treatment effects.

Ashiq Mahmud

Ashiq Mahmud

Broadcast / Scientific Program Team Member

Research Interest Research Interest Drug discovery, Cancer, HIV, Biofuel production.

Khawla Seddiki

Khawla Seddiki

Communications Chair

Khawla Seddiki is a Ph.D. student in the Bioinformatics Program at Laval University, Canada, under the supervision of Dr. Arnaud Droit in the Computational Biology laboratory. His areas of interest include working on the development of machine learning and deep learning algorithms for real time clinical diagnosis using 1D, 2D, and 3D mass spectrometry data. She started in 2019 as a volunteer in the communication team of the ISCB-Student Council webinar series program.