Workshop – Bioinformatics: interpretation of biological data

Semana da Bioengenharia at Instituto Superior Técnico
April 29, 2022

Have you ever wondered about the application of informatics in bioengineering? If so, this workshop in bioinformatics is perfect for you!
Dr. Francisco M. Couto has a PhD in informatics and is specialized in Bioinformatics. He is an associate professor with habilitation at the Faculty of Sciences from Universidade de Lisboa, a researcher at LASIGE (Laboratório de Sistemas de Grande Escala) and an author of 2 books, one of which is particularly relevant to Health and Life specialists or students that want to easily learn how to process data and text. He was also the winner of the Young Engineer Innovation Prize 2004 from the Portuguese Engineers Guild and the 2018 ULisboa/CGD Scientific Prize.
Dr. Francisco will be talking about his main research contributions, namely in proposing and developing: various text mining solutions that explore the semantics encoded in ontologies; semantic similarity measures and tools using biomedical ontologies; and ontology and linked data matching systems.