We are pleased to announce that Dr. Jeroen de Ridder is the second keynote for ESCS 2014! Dr. de Ridder received his Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from the Delft University of Technology (TUD) in 2005. Subsequently, he started a PhD to work on pathway discovery in insertional mutagenesis data. This work was carried out in the Delft Bioinformatics lab (Reinders group, TUD) and at the Netherlands Cancer Insitute (Wessels group). His PhD work resulted in a statistical framework for the analysis of retroviral insertional mutagenesis data to identify cancer genes in mice and was used in the analysis of several mutagenesis datasets in collaboration with researchers at the Netherlands Cancer Institute and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (Hinxton, UK). More recently, he published a method for pathway inference from multimodel genomics data. During his PhD, Dr. de Ridder visited the Shmulevich lab at the Institute for Systems Biology (Seattle, USA), where he worked on multi-scale methods for genomic data analysis. In addition, Dr. de Ridder has been an active member of the national and international bioinformatics communities, first as member of the board of the Dutch Regional Student Group, co-initiated by NBIC, and later as the elected chair of the Student Council, an initiative of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB). Dr. de Ridder currently holds a position as Assistant Professor in the Delft Bioinformatics Group.
Learn more about him here.