Professor Artemis Hatzigeorgiou
Artemis Hatzigeorgiou has been Professor of Bioinformatics in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Thessaly since 2012 and adjunct Professor at the Hellenic Pasteur Institute since 2015.
She studied Computer Science at the University of Stuttgart and received her PhD in 2001 in Molecular Biology from the University of Jena, Germany. In the same year she moved to the University of Pennsylvania as assistant Professor of Bioinformatics with a joined appointment at the department of Genetics and the Department of Computer and Information Sciences.
In 2007, she moved to Greece as Principal Investigator at the Institute of Molecular Oncology, at the B.S.R.C. “Alexander Fleming”.
Her lab develops algorithms for biological sequence analysis with emphasis in machine learning. The webpage (http://microrna.gr) includes a suite of programs and databases for functional microRNA prediction developed in the DIANA group. The provided tools range from microRNA target prediction to pathways analysis, characterization of microRNA promoters and relevant Transcription Factors and tools for the identification of diagnostic and therapeutic markers. Microrna.gr is visited by more than 10,000 researchers per month. DIANA- TarBase, the database of microRNA experimental supported targets has been incorporated in Ensembl since 2014.
She has published in top tier journals as Nature, Science, Nature Communications, PNAS, AJHG, G&D and her work has been cited more than 12,000 times according to Google Scholar. In 2003 she the «Young Investigation Career Award» prize by the National Research Foundation (NSF) of the U.S.A. She has been a member of the management subgroup from the Steering Committee of the International Network for Data Analysis (INDA) since 2015, an action of the International Network of Institute Pasteur.