Medical Bioinformatics and Computational Modelling

Dr. ir. Perry Moerland

Assistant Professor

I received my MSc degree (computer science) from the Eindhoven University of Technology and my PhD (computer science, specialization machine learning: Mixture for models for unsupervised and supervised learning) from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne while working at the Idiap Research Institute. I joined the Bioinformatics Laboratory of the Amsterdam UMC, location AMC in 2002, where I am currently an assistant professor. My research interests are the development of computational methods to uncover molecular networks perturbed by disease by combining information across data types (X-omics), tissues, and organisms, and the development of methods for single-cell (immuno-)genomics blending top-down (‘data-driven’) and bottom-up (‘modelling’) approaches.

I am a member of the board of the Netherlands Bioinformatics and Systems Biology research school (BioSB), responsible for communication and the BioSB education portfolio. I coordinate and teach BioSB’s yearly machine learning course. Furthermore I coordinate and contribute to courses of the Amsterdam UMC Doctoral School, the Master’s Computational Science of the UvA/VU, the Master’s Bioinformatics and Systems Biology of the UvA/VU and EpidM.

Professional Memberships : The Netherlands Bioinformatics and Systems Biology research school (BioSB: https://www.biosb.nl/)
Area of Expertise : Bioinformatics, machine learning
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