“Decoding Patient Genomes through the Hierarchical Pathway Architecture of the Cell”
Professor of Genetics in the Department of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Computer Science and Bioengineering at the University of California at San Diego. He is the Director of the National Resource for Network Biology, the San Diego Center for Systems Biology, and the Cancer Cell Map Initiative. He is a pioneer in using genome-scale measurements to construct network models of cellular processes and disease.
Dr. Ideker’s research is led by the vision that given the right experimentation and analysis, it will be possible to automatically assemble maps of pathways just as we now assemble maps of genomes. Dr. Ideker has founded influential bioinformatic tools including Cytoscape, a popular network analysis platform which has been cited>12,000 times. Ideker serves on the Editorial Boards for Cel, Cell Reports, Nature Scientific Data, EMBO Molecular Systems Biology, and PLoS Computational Biology and is a Fellow of AAAS and AIMBE.