SCS Africa 2015 Program

Detailed Agenda

Sunday  March 08, 2015

Time Session
01:30 pm – 02:00 pm Registration
02:00 pm – 02:15 pm ISCB African Symposium Welcome Session
02:15 pm – 02:45 pm Keynote: Dr. Manuel Corpas
02:45 pm – 03:00 pm Olaitan Awe : A Comparative Analysis of the Genetic Relationships Between the Pathogens of Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever, Marburg Virus, HIV, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis D, and Hepatitis E
03:00 pm – 03:15 pm Soyemi Jumoke : Computational Pharmacology Modelling: The RAFAGene Tuberculosis Pharmacokinetic as a case study
03:15 pm – 03:30 pm Mohamed Alibi : Globus Connect Deployment for the H3ABioNet consortium
03:30 pm – 03:45 pm Olasehinde Grace : Reduction in Prevalence of Plasmodium falciparum Chloroquine/Amodiaquine Resistance (Pfcrt) and Multidrug Resistance (Pfmdr I) genes in Southwestern Nigeria
03:45 pm – 04:15 pm Coffee Break & Poster session
04:15 pm – 04:30 pm Raphael Z Sangeda : Data migration of consistent Sickle Cell Disease clinical-database at Muhimbili National Hospital in Tanzania
04:30 pm – 04:45 pm Trust Odia : Predicting The Structure of Anopheles Gambiae, Cytochrome P450 Protein In-silico
04:45 pm – 06:45 pm Cloud-Computing Training : Yassine Souilmi
06:45 pm – 07:00 pm Closing Remarks & Award Ceremony
07:00 pm Social Hour


Keynote Speaker

Manuel Corpas (MC) was the founder and inaugural chair of International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) Student Council. He has been involved in the Junior PI initiative for mid-career scientists in ISCB and elected Board of Directors for the Society since 2014. He joined The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC, Norwich, UK) in 2012, working on the genomic analysis of plants and coordinating the BioJavaScript (BioJS) project. Since 2014 he is the technical coordinator of the ELIXIR-UK bioinformatics pan-European infrastructure. Previous to TGAC, he was a postdoc at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, after completing his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Manchester, UK. Among other current duties, Corpas is 1) Chair of the Technical Committee for the Global Organisation for Bioinformatics Learning, Education and Training (GOBLET), 2) Chair of ISCB Africa Conference (~150 attendees, every other year) and 3) BioVisNet Steering Committee, the recently BBSRC-funded UK biological visualisation network. Manuel has 1,712 Twitter followers and a blog with 125 published posts and >2,600 visits/month. He currently has 34 publications.