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I’m currently assistant professor at Istanbul University, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics. I am Mathematical Engineer, have a PhD in Mathematical Engineering and another PhD in Informatics. My research focuses on two areas: analysis of complex metagenomic data, and modeling transcriptional regulation using mutual information and constraint based programming. I teach mathematical and computational methods for molecular biology. Mostly data science, which can also be applied to many diverse subjects, in science and industry. I have developed some tools for analysis of complex metagenomic samples, resulting in 6 patents presented worldwide. Most of them have been granted in South Africa, others in USA, Mexico, Chile and Australia. Previously I worked at the Center for Mathematical Modeling (Universidad de Chile), UMI 2807 CNRS. Between 2003 and 2010 I was chief engineer at "Laboratory of Bioinformatics and Mathematics of Genome". The lab studied several bacteria involved in copper bioleaching. 65% of Chilean exports are copper mining. My group had a research contract with BioSigma S.A. (joint-venture Codelco-Chile and Nippon Mining and Metals) In 2004 we sequenced, assembled and annotated 3 bacteria, for the first time in Chile. We also studied gene expression response to growth conditions using microarrays, with tools fine-tuned to the experiment. I also was in charge of the development of a kit to control yeast presence in wine production. I co-developed a method to find new genes related to Alzheimer's Disease.


Current Experience

  • Assistant Professor
    Since September 2014
    Teaching duties include Biostatistics, Systems Biology, Data Science. Created courses on "Research Methodology", "Systems Biology", "Data Science for Science" and "Computational Thinking"

Past Experience

  • Researcher on Bioinformatics
    January 2003 --- October 2014
    Project Manager of a group of research engineers. Planning, execution and report on a world class research center. Design and management of high performance computing facilities for bioinformatics.

  • Chief Network Manager
    February 1996 --- September 2001
    Design, build and operation of nationwide universitary network. Team leader. Representative of the university at the National Network Council (REUNA). Part-time university teacher


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Analytical thinkingCollaborationCommunicativeCoordinationCreative thinkingCuriosityIndependenceInterest in knowledgeOrganizationPerspectiveProblem solvingSociabilityResponsibilityInnovative thinkingFlexibilityCritical thinking


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Biostatistics Scientific writingBioinformaticsBudget ManagementBusiness PlanningC++CoachingCommunication SkillsComputational BiologyData AnalysisData cleaningData ManagementDatabase design and maintenanceDatabasesElectronicsEnglishEngineeringEnglishGenomicsHTMLInformaticsIt skillsLaTeXLeadershipLinuxmanagementMatlabMATLAB (matrix laboratory)Microsoft ExcelMicrosoft OfficeMicrosoft PowerpointMicrosoft ProjectMicrosoft WordMultilingualPatentspeople managementPerlPhysicsPowerPointPresentation SkillsPresentationsProblem SolvingProblem-solving methods and troubleshootingProgrammingPythonReport WritingscienceScientific methodologyScientific WritingSoftware DocumentationSQLStatisticsStatistical Data AnalysisSystems BiologyTeachingTeam BuildingTeam LeadershipTeam ManagementTeamworkTechnical reportsTechnical SupportTime Management
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Analytical skills Analyze data Guide students Interpret data Report data Technology research Write papers Write protocolsAttend at steering committee meetingsAttend investigator meetingAttend seminarsAttend seminars, courses and meetings within and outside the companyAttend steering committeeCoachcollaborate in research projects at universitiesCommunicationConduct literature searchesConduct research at universitiesConduct university research Coordinate logisticsData miningDesign IT solutionsDesign scientific experimentsDetermine statistical analysis Interpret dataInterpret electrical schematicsInterpret analytical resultsInteract with statisticiansInterpret research resultsInterpret scientific dataLead teamsManage multiple projectsManage projects resourcesManage research projectsManuscript preparationManuscript preparation and reviewManuscript reviewPrepare manuscriptPrepare final reportResearch at universitiesSolve problemsStatistical analysisStorytellingTeachingTeach university studentsUse content management systemsWrite documentsWrite final reportsWrite papersWrite statistical reportsWritten presentation


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Informatics from Université de Rennes I in 2013
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Engineering from Universidad de Chile in 2013
  • Engineer's degree in Applied Mathematics from Universidad de Chile in 1995


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Istanbul, İstanbul, Turkey


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