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AI4Health lecture series: Talk by Dr Sergio Martinez-Cuestra (AstraZeneca R&D and the University of Cambridge, UK)

The next event of the AI4Health lecture series will continue on July 14 with a talk by Dr Sergio Martinez-Cuestra (AstraZeneca R&D and the University of Cambridge, UK) on "Developing new genomics technologies to map DNA epigenetic modifications and damage in humans, parasites and cancer".

Datum und Uhrzeit

14.07.2021, 16:00 - 17:30 Uhr
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Veranstaltungsort

Online via WebEx

Beschreibung

The next event of the AI4Health lecture series will continue on July 14 with a talk by Dr Sergio Martinez-Cuestra (AstraZeneca R&D and the University of Cambridge, UK) on "Developing new genomics technologies to map DNA epigenetic modifications and damage in humans, parasites and cancer".

The talk will take place on Wednesday, 14th July 2021, at 16h00, virtually via Webex.  

URL: https://unilu.webex.com/unilu/j.php?MTID=m321de1741e5670737950863dd1982d5a

 

Title: "Developing new genomics technologies to map DNA epigenetic modifications and damage in humans, parasites and cancer"

Abstract: DNA is much more than ACGT. I will give a broad overview of the experimental and computational technologies and challenges used to map and understand epigenetic modifications, damage and structures in DNA. We are just beginning to understand how changes to the chemistry of DNA play a key role in the development of diseases (e.g. cancer), life cycle control and development of eukaryotic diseases. Using recent projects from my own collaborative research with talented chemists and biologists I will introduce the state of the art in the areas of DNA epigenetics from a computational perspective.

Biography: Sergio is starting a research group in bioinformatics exploring fundamental mechanisms of protein degradation and DNA epigenetics at the interface between industry and academia. He builds from his early training in laboratory chemistry and biochemistry, through a PhD and postdoc appointments in bioinformatics and cheminformatics developing projects in collaboration with wet-lab colleagues sharing his time between the AstraZeneca headquarters and the University of Cambridge. Outside research, Sergio teaches bioinformatics at university, contributes as an editor of the emerging journal Frontiers in Bioinformatics and supports the growth of the European life science data infrastructure ELIXIR. Beyond science, he has a passion for team sports, languages and culture/gastronomy.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/sergio-mart%C3%ADnez-cuesta-a2525437/https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=qRdu6_YAAAAJ
 


For the full programme of the AI4Health lecture series please check:
wwwen.uni.lu/fstm/news/ai4health_lecture_series
acc.uni.lu/ai4health/

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Prof Dr Christoph Schommer (Universität Luxemburg)

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