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PhenoMeNal – Systems Biology Work Group

Metabolomics is a key source of experimental information to understand the functional processes ongoing in cells and  as such is central to Systems BiologyThe “PhenoMeNal Systems Biology groupinvolves PhenoMeNal and the Wageningen Centre for Systems Biology and will work towards  exploring the state-of-the-art and perspective of metabolomics in systems biology. The group will essentially focus on the different aspects of the relationship between the discipline of systems biology (SB) and metabolomics:

  • Metabolomics data can be used to inform systems modelling, which is a core aspect of SB.
  • Systems-level view of cell functioning should provide a framework to understand the metabolic response of the organism under investigation to stimuli

Systems biology group members:

Dr. José Camacho Páez, Associate professor, University of Granada

Professor Vitor Martins dos Santos, Wageningen University, Chair of
Systems and Synthetic Biology

Dr. Leonardo Tenori, Research Associate, Dept. of Experimental and
Clinical Medicine, University of Florence

PhenoMeNal – Clinicians Work Group

This group includes member of the consortium and  clinical metabolomics practitioners and is established to contribute views and suggestions on the kind and/or specifics of computational services needed to support the transition of metabolomics from clinical research towards clinical practice. The members work together to identify  the needs of the clinicians from metabolomics point of view and advise on functions required in PhenoMeNal tools and workflows by clinical users.

Clinical group members:

Dr. Hutan Ashrafian (Chair)Clinical Lecturer in Surgery, Imperial College London

Dr. Torbjörn Åkerfeldt, Medical Head, Senior Consultant, at the hospital in Uppsala

Dr. Kim KultimaResearcher Advanced Bioinformatics / Alzheimer’s Disease / Chronic Pain

Dr. Josep Roca, Director of the Lung Function Unit and Chair of the Innovation Board-ICT at the Hospital Clinic Barcelona

Dr. Isaac CanoHospital Clinic de Barcelona, Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Universitat de Barcelona

Professor Dipak KalraProfessorial Research Associate, UCL Centre for Health Informatics and Multiprofessional Education (CHIME)

Dr. Benjamin BlaiseFaculty of Medicine, Department of Surgery & Cancer, Imperial College London