Dr Denis THIEFFRY
Institut de Biologie de l'Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris et IBDML, Marseille
Dr Thieffry spoke at Bangalore India Bio 2011 on the 4th of May, and will visited other bioinstitutes in Bangalore : IBAB, IISc and NCBS.
Dr Denis Thieffry is Professor of Systems Biology at the Ecole Normale Supérieure. Denis Thieffry earned his Ph.D in 1993 at the Free University of Brussels, under the direction of René THOMAS. In between, DT spent seven years of postdocs in Mexico (UNAM), Germany (MPI) and Belgium (University of Ghent), and has been appointed as full Professor of Bioinformatics at the University of the Mediterranean (Marseilles, France, 2000-2010).
Editor of Biosystems, Associate Editor of PLoS Computational Biology, member of the editorial board of Biological Theory and of various scientific committees related to computational biology, DT has published about a 100 articles and book chapters, mostly in international journals, proceedings or books.
Research interests: The integration of molecular genetic data into predictive dynamical models is a key component of the emerging fields of Systems Biology. In this respect, the Computational Systems Biology team led by DT at IBENS focuses on the development of computational methods and software (logical simulations, attractor identification, regulatory circuit analysis, model reduction, etc.) to enable the design and the analysis of comprehensive models of molecular regulatory network. In collaboration with several experimental groups, this approach is used to decipher the regulatory mechanisms at the basis of cell fate decision, namely the choice between alternative cell differentiation pathways, proliferation, or programmed death, in model organisms (drosophila) and mammalian cells (mouse, human).
Dr Thieffry spoke at Bangalore India Bio 2011 on the 4th of May, and visited other bioinstitutes in Bangalore : IBAB, IISc and NCBS.
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