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Cambridge, UK - 27-30 August 2014


Thomas Cokelaer - European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI)

I studied Physics at the Université du Littoral, France (1994-1998) and Astronomy at the Université de Nice-Sophia-Antipolis, France (1998-1999). I did my PhD at the Observatoire de Nice-Côte d'Azur (1999-2003) within the VIRGO project (detection of gravitational waves). Then, I moved to Wales, U.K., to work at the Physics and Astronomy Department of Cardiff University as a Research Associate (2003-2008). I was involved in the Data Analysis Group of LIGO, an American project in astronomy. In 2008, I moved back to France, in Montpellier, to work in Plant Science at the French National Institute of Computer Science (INRIA) . In particular, I worked on OpenAlea, a visual programming environment (written in python) dedicated to plant modelisation. Since August 2011, I am a Research Scientist/Bioinformatician at EMBL-EBI (European Bioinformatics Institute). I am interested in computer science as a tool to develop software and algorithms to solve scientific problems. I am currently using python scientific libraries (e.g., numpy/scipy, pandas, matplotlib, networkx) to build pipelines to analyse biological data related to protein interactions and signalling pathways within human cells. More about me on my


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