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Patricia Palagi

Research and professional activities | Curriculum vitae | Theses | Teaching activities | Committees and Societies | Editorial Boards | Publications | Languages
 

Research and professional activities

Since Feb 2010
Coordinator of the SIB PhD Training Network

Since 2004
Coordinator of the Masters degree in Proteomics and Bioinformatics, a collaboration of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and the University of Geneva

Since 2007
Coordinator of the Bioinformatics Core Facility for Proteomics

Since 1999
Senior scientist in the Proteome Informatics group, at the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, in the field of bioinformatics applied to proteomic data analysis (2-DE gels, mass spectrometry)

1999/04
Coordinator of the Masters degree in bioinformatics, a collaboration of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and the Universities of Geneva and Lausanne.

1997/99
Research fellow in the Melanie group, at the Molecular Imaging and Bioinformatics Laboratory at Geneva University Hospital.

1996/97
Post-doctorate at TIRF, INPG and Institut Albert Bonniot, Grenoble, France.

1993/95
Ph.D. at the INPG, Laboratoire de Traitement d'Images et Reconnaissance de Formes (TIRF, INPG).

1991/92
D.E.A., Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France. Laboratoire de Traitement d'Images et Reconnaissance de Formes.

1989/91
Masters degree in Computer Science, Department of Computer Science, University of Brasilia, Brazil.

1985/89
Instituto National de Alimentação e Nutrição - INAN (National Institute of Nutrition and Alimentation, Brasilia, Brazil). Reviewer of scientific projects submitted to the Institute. Programmer and Analyst in the Technical Software Group. Assistant manager of the Technical Software Group.

1984/85
Research trainee in the Brazilian Society of Agronomic Research (CENARGEN - EMBRAPA, Brasilia, Brazil). Research on different methodologies for the detection of plant viruses and mycoplasms.

1981/83
B.Sc. continuous research project, Laboratory of Electron Microscopy, University of Brasilia, Brazil. Research on the comparison of cellular structures of insects, vectors of plant viruses, using techniques of electron microscopy.

1983
B.Sc. final year research project, Laboratory of Phytopathology, University of Brasilia, Brazil. Research on the association of the fungus Olpidium radicale with the squash necrosis virus.

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Curriculum vitae

1995
Ph.D. Cognitive Sciences, Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France

1992
D.E.A. (equivalent M.Sc.) in Cognitive Sciences, Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France

1991
Masters degree (M.Sc.) in Computer Science, Department of Computer Science, University of Brasilia, Brazil

1987
Specialisation diploma in Systems Analysis, FUNCEP (Public Employees Foundation) Brasilia, Brazil

1983
B.Sc. in Biology, University of Brasilia, Brazil

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Theses

1995
Ph.D. Thesis in Cognitive Sciences at the INPG, Laboratoire de Traitement d'Images et Reconnaissance de Formes (TIRF, INPG). Title: Frequential decomposition of textures: characterisation and segmentation. Award: Très honorable

1992
D.E.A. (equivalent M.Sc.) in Cognitive Sciences, Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France. Laboratoire de Traitement d'Images et Reconnaissance de Formes. Title: Colour vision in a retinal model

1991
Masters degree (M.Sc.) in Computer Science, Department of Computer Science, University of Brasilia, Brazil. Title: Neural network learning with genetic algorithms

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Teaching activities

Since 2004
Various courses in the Master’s degree in Proteomics and Bioinformatics program (basic programming, image analysis of proteomics images, bioinformatics for mass spectrometry analysis)

Nov 2009
Chair and teacher in the PhD course on Computational Methods for Proteomics Data Analysis, Geneva

Jan 2009
Chair and teacher in the European Proteomics Association (EuPA) course – Tutorial: Bioinformatics for mass spectrometry analysis, Geneva

Mar 2008
Lecture “MS bioinformatics analysis for proteomics: MS identification” during the Pre-Congress Day: From Sample Preparation to Data Analysis, 1st Annual Iberoamerican Proteomics Congress, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Jan 2008
Lecture “Mass spectrometer data analysis” in the EMBnet course on Proteomics using Bioinformatics Tools, Basel

Jun 2007
Chair and teacher in the EuPA course – Tutorial for tutors: Bioinformatics for mass spectrometry analysis, Geneva

Sep 2006
Chair of the EMBO course "Bioinformatics for Mass spectrometry in Proteomics", Les Diablerets, Switzerland

Mar 2004
Lecture “Bioinformatics for proteomics separation” in the EMBnet course Proteomics Using Bioinformatics Tools, Lausanne

Mar 2006

Sep 2004

Oct 2002
Theoretical and Practical Course in Bioinformatics applied to Proteomics. One-week course in National Laboratory for Scientific Computation- Bioinformatics Laboratory, Petropolis, Brazil

1999/04
Various courses in the Master’s degree in bioinformatics program (basic programming, 2D gels, neural networks).

1998
Preparation and participation in the bioinformatics course, Département d'Informatique, Université de Genève

1996/97
One year course on Computer science for biologists, Department of Biology, University Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France

1996
Introduction to computer sciences at the « Cycle Préparatoire Polytechnique », INPG, Grenoble, France.

1987/89
Introduction to computer sciences for the employees of the INAN, Brasilia, Brazil

1981
Assistant in the course “General Biology”, Department of Biology, University of Brasilia, Brazil

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Committees and Societies

Since 2007
President of the Swiss Proteomics Society

Since 2006
Member of the SIB Educational Board

Since 2005
Member of the Education Committee of the European Proteomics Association

Since 2004

  • Member of Tripartite Commission for the Master in Proteomics and Bioinformatics, University of Geneva
  • Vice-President (Dec 2004 - Dec 2007) and General-Secretary (Dec 2001 - Dec 2007) of the Swiss Proteomics Society
  • Member of the Organizing and Scientific Committees of the European Bioalpine Convention, Dec 2008, Geneva
  • Member of the Organizing Committee, 2001 Congress – Swiss Proteomics Society (SPS’01), Geneva
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the Second Colloquium of Young Researchers in Cognitive Sciences, Presqu’ile de Giens, France, 5-7 June 1996
  • Elected member of the Scientific Council of the INPG, Grenoble, France (1995/96)
  • General secretary of Raizes (Association to promote the Brazilian culture and Portuguese language in Geneva) (2000/08)
  • Member of the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC) (1989/97)
  • Founder, Treasurer (1992/94), Board member (1992/97), and Member of In Cognito, Cognitive Sciences Association (1992/01)
  • Member of the Association des Connexionistes en Thèse - ACTH (association of Ph.D. students in neural networks in France) (1992/96)

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Editorial Boards

Since 2008

  • Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Proteomics, Official Journal of the European Proteomics Association (EuPA), Elsevier.

  • Member of the Editorial Board, "In Cognito Informations", a scientific magazine edited by In Cognito Association (1996/01).

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Publications

Nine articles in peer-reviewed journals and 3 in non peer-reviewed, 7 book chapters, 12 guest editions of special issues, 4 articles in conference proceedings and more than 50 abstracts or posters.

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Languages

Native: Portuguese
Foreign: English, French, Italian and Spanish

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