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BIOSTEC Conference Co-Chairs

Ana Fred
Instituto de Telecomunicações and Instituto Superior Técnico (University of Lisbon)

Brief Bio
Ana Fred received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering, in 1989 and 1994, respectively, both from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal. She is a Faculty Member of IST since 1986, where she has been a professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and more recently with the Department of Biomedical Engineering. She is a researcher at the Pattern and Image Analysis Group of the Instituto de Telecomunicações. Her main research areas are on pattern recognition, both structural and statistical approaches, with application to data mining, learning systems, behavioral biometrics, and biomedical applications. She has done pioneering work on clustering, namely on cluster ensemble approaches. Recent work on biosensors hardware (including BITalino – and ECG-based biometrics (Vitalidi project) have been object of several nacional and internacional awards, as well as wide dissemination on international media, constituting a success story of knowledge transfer from research to market. She has published over 160 papers in international refereed conferences, peer reviewed journals, and book chapters. ... More >>

Hugo Gamboa
LIBPhys, Physics Department, Nova School of Science and Technology, Nova University of Lisbon

Brief Bio
Hugo Gamboa is an Assistant Professor at the Physics Department of the Sciences and Technology Faculty of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa and member of LIBPHYS. PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon. As a Senior Scientist at Fraunhofer Portugal coordinates the Lisbon Office research group with the focus on Intelligent Systems. He is a founder and President of PLUX, a technology-based innovative startup in the field wireless medical sensors, focused on microelectronics, biosignal processing and software development.


Program Chair

Ronny Lorenz
Institute for Theoretical Chemistry - Bioinformatics Group, University of Vienna

Brief Bio
Ronny Lorenz is a bioinformatician who received
his PhD in molecular biology at the University of Vienna
in 2014. He currently holds a senior scientist
position at the Department of Theoretical Chemistry
of the University of Vienna, Austria.
His main research interests are various algorithmic
aspects in the field of RNA secondary structure
prediction and the development of novel methods to
simulate RNA folding kinetics. As a PI in the
bi-lateral project "PaRNAssus: Deciphering Complex RNA
structures by probing and interaction" (I 4520), funded
in parts by the Austrian F
onds zur Förderung der
wissenschaftlichen Forschung (FWF) and the French
National Research Agency (ANR), he is investigating
the effect of structural motifs on experimental RNA
probing data. Since 2010, he is the leading developer
of the ViennaRNA Package.
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