Special seminar Prof. Jacques Collinge

    Topic of the Lecture: Inference of cellular networks in tissues from bulk, single-cell, or spatial data with an application to spatial transcriptomics of breast cancer

    Speaker: Prof. Collinge is based at the University of Montpellier where he leads a group entitled “Cancer Bioinformatics & Systems Biology”. He has an interesting career track spanning industry and academia.

    Short bio:

    Jacques Collinge is a Swiss and French national with degrees in computer science and mathematics and a Ph.D. in applied mathematics (numerical analysis of PDEs, Geneva University). After completing his Ph.D., Jacques started working as a bioinformaticians in the Pharma industry (Serono), an then as group leader in the biotech industry (GeneProt Inc.). His main topics of research were transcriptomics and mostly mass spectrometry/proteomics-related bioinformatics. After 6 years in the industry, he returned to the Academia as professor of bioinformatics at the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences in Hagenberg. Two years later, he joined and helped to set up the Center for Molecular Medicine (CeMM) of the Autrsian Academy of Sciences in Vienna directed by Giulio Superti-Furga as Head of Bioinformatics. During these 8 years, Jacques was also Adjunct Professor (Privat Docent) at the Technical University in Graz. At CeMM, his main research topic became systems biology and functional proteomics data analysis. In 2014, he moved to Montpellier to become a Full Professor at the Faculty of Medicine and a Principal Investigator at Montpellier Cancer Research Center (IRCM), where he combines his expertise in functional genomics and systems biology to work on cancer with numerous clinical and scientific interactions.

    Prof. Collinge will touch upon genetic and proteomic, including single cell proteomic data analysis in his talk.

    Time and place: Sept. 28th at 10:00 in the Biocity 5th floor seminar room (Turku Bioscience Centre).

    Host: Eleanor Coffey.

    After his seminar, Prof. Collinge will serve as the opponent for the PhD defence of Ye Hong at 12:00 in Educarium 1. You are all warmly welcome