On behalf of the STATegra consortium our group is participating in the organization of a workshop titled “Statistical Methods for Omics Data Integration and Analysis”. The workshop will take place in November 10-12, 2014 in Heraklion, Crete, Greece. It is organized as part of the dissemination efforts of the STATegra FP7 EU project, titled “User-driven Development of Statistical Methods for Experimental Planning, Data Gathering, and Integrative Analysis of Next Generation Sequencing, Proteomics and Metabolomics data”. The workshop includes an impressive panel of invited speakers, such as Dr. John Storey, Dr. Andrew Teschendorff, Dr. Sven Nelander and Pr. Michael Stumpf. The workshop is collocated with our annual project meeting, hence there will be the opportunity to interact with the members of the consortium.
Professor Ioannis Tsamardinos is one of the organizers of the Paramet Summer School- Computational Sciences in Drug Discovery. The workshop will take place in Heraklion, Crete, Greece, in The Foundation for Research and Technology (FORTH), from June 30 to July 4, 2014. Professor Ioannis Tsamardinos will give a lecture on Wednesday, July 2, titled “Identification of molecular signatures/feature selection”.
Associate Professor Ioannis Tsamardinos, received an ERC Consolidator Grant through the program “IDEAS” by the European Research Council (European Research Council ERC) for his research proposal titled: “Next Generation Causal Analysis: Inspired by the Induction of Biological Pathways from Cytometry Data”. The funding of the proposal will provide an opportunity to our group to develop and to promote innovative and high quality research. The Computational Medicine Unit of Karolinska Intitutet is a partner in the grant. Calls for new positions will be posted soon.
The research grant “EPILOGEAS”, titled “Causal-Based Variable Selection for Omics Data”, which was submitted in the Operational Programme “Education and Lifelong Learning 2007-2013” – Action “Excellence II”, has been approved for funding. The project is funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and National Resources. Beneficiary of the project is the Foundation for Research and Technology ( FORTH ) and the principal investigator is Associate Professor Ioannis Tsamardinos. The project duration is 18 months.
The funding of the proposal will provide an opportunity to our group to develop and to promote innovative and high quality research. Calls for new jobs will be posted soon.