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Stand Up To Cancer â€” Dream Team Members
Lodewyk Wessels, PhD
Group Leader, Bioinformatics and Statistics
The Netherlands Cancer Institute
Speakers included Prof. Carlos Caldas, an oncologist and Chair of Cancer Medicine in Cambridge, Dr Nicolas Stransky, a senior scientist at Blueprint Medicines in Boston, Prof. Lodewyk Wessels, a computational biologist at the Netherlands Cancer Institute, Prof. Walter Kolch, the Director of the UCD Conway Institute, and Prof. Jochen Prehn, Director of the RCSI Centre for Systems Medicine.
Speaker:Dr Lodewyk Wessels (The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Dr Lodewyk Wessels
Lodewyk F.A. Wessels received his M.Sc. (1990) and Ph.D. (1997) from the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, University of Pretoria, South Africa.
From 1993 to 1997 he was a member of the Centre for Spoken Language Understanding at the Oregon Graduate School of Science and Technology, both as graduate student and post-doctoral fellow.
In 1997 he joined the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science at the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, where he co-founded the bioinformatics group.
In 2002 he became a faculty member, and in 2006 head of the Bioinformatics and Statistics group at the Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
He currently holds a position as Adjunct Assistant Professor in Bioinformatics at the Delft University of Technology.
The Bioinformatics and Statistics group lead by Dr Wessels
focuses on developing novel computational approaches to exploit a wide variety of data sources (gene expression data, array comparative genomic hybridisation, insertional mutagenesis screens, functional annotation databases, clinical, pathological and histological data) to improve stratification of cancers into distinct types that are well correlated with outcome and therapy response.
Professor David Linch, Dr Nickolas Papadopoulos, Dr Lodewyk Wessels, Dr Peter A Jones, Dr Carlo Croce, Dr Napoleone Ferrara, Dr Gian Paolo Dotto, Professor Dominique Bonnet, Dr Andreas Strasser, Dr Yosef Yarden, Professor Chris Boshoff, Professor Hilary Calvert, Professor Elisabeth de Vries, Dr Raj Chopra, Dr Jean-Pierre Armand, Dr Philippe Bishop, Professor Jonas Bergh
Speaker: Dr Lodewyk Wessels (The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)