Sweden - Norway
Computational biologist. Interests: sequencing technologies (long reads), web development, data management, and genomics infrastructure.
Roza Berhanu Lemma
Regional Coordinator - Norway
My primary interest lies in systems biology and multiomic data integration. I am particularly fascinated by the visualization techniques and the theory behind combining information of different scale, encoding and biological setting. Nordic Computational Biology provides a natural place for me and others to socialize, learn and develop together. The project is open for anyone with a burning interest in computational biology and related fields, a society that is actively non-exclusive which I find extremely valuable.
Begüm Serra Büyüktarakçi
Regional Coordinator - Sweden
PhD researcher. Interests: molecular evolution, origin of life, phylogenetics, and drawing trees. I am excited about the fact that Nordic CompBio will be the voice of researchers in the field of bioinformatics and computational biology in Nordic countries. We aim to achieve diversity in science and to focus on the methodological way of presenting studies that will help science communication change more beneficially.
Romain Adrien Lefèvre
Sushma Nagaraja Grellscheid
Group leader at the Computational Biology Unit, University of Bergen.
My group’s research focuses on developing computational frameworks that place genomic data into the context of gene regulatory networks and on exploring how these networks influence complex disease, with a main focus on cancer.
Thoughts on Nordic CompBio: Many of the tools and methodologies that computational biologists develop and use can be applied to or extended in a wide variety of settings and projects. Through connecting researchers from different career stages and across the Nordic countries, I hope that the NCB platform will spark creativity, increase collaborations, and create a more collective and open approach to doing research.
Our group’s computational biology research programme focuses on gene expression regulation and the mechanisms by which it can be disrupted in human diseases such as cancers. In a nutshell, the group develops and applies computational approaches to analyze in house and public multi-omics data to study gene expression dysregulation.
There are unparalleled opportunities arising from being part of a scientific community with a common focus and a common goal. The Nordic Computational Biology (NCB) initiative provides such an opportunity to trainees working in the field of bioinformatics in the Nordics.
I see the events organized by NBC as catalyst events aiming at sharing knowledge, promoting scientific excellence, providing support, and triggering international and local collaborations on computational biology and statistical research projects related to molecular biology. I believe that it is an exciting forum to strengthen computational biology in the Nordics