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Dr. Enrico Glaab

Enrico Glaab

Assistant professor / Senior research scientist in Machine Learning and Bioinformatics

Faculty or Centre Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine
Department Biomedical Data Science
Postal Address Université du Luxembourg
6, avenue du Swing
L-4367 Belvaux

Campus Office BTL, E04 180
Email
Telephone (+352) 46 66 44 6186
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Dr Enrico Glaab

Enrico Glaab is Deputy Course Director for the Master in Integrated Systems Biology and Principal Investigator of the Biomedical Data Science group (Glaab Lab). As a member of the Research Team in the National Centre of Excellence in Research on Parkinson’s Disease (NCER-PD) he works on the sub-projects Data & Analytics and Biomarkers & Mechanisms.

His research is centered around the development and application of software tools for the analysis of molecular, clinical and neuroimaging data for complex diseases, in particular for the neurodegenerative disorders Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. Key focus areas cover the design of graph-based algorithms to identify disease-associated perturbations in cellular processes and molecular sub-networks (software tools EnrichNet and GenePEN), machine learning methods to discover robust discriminative features for diagnostic biospecimen classification (software tools ArrayMining , PathVar , RepExplore, and approaches for network-guided candidate disease gene prioritization (software tools PathExpand and TopoGSA).

Dr. Glaab is pleased to consider applications from prospective PostDocs or PhD students in bioinformatics. Students interested in pursuing a master's degree at the interface of computational and experimental biology may want to consider our programme Master in Integrated Systems Biology.

Last updated on: Friday, 05 February 2021

  • 2018: Assistant Professor, Deputy Course Director and Principal Investigator
    Biomedical Data Science Group, Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine, University of Luxembourg, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
  • 2017: Senior Research Scientist, Deputy Course Director and Principal Investigator
    Biomedical Data Science Group
    Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine, University of Luxembourg, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
  • 2015: Research Scientist
    Biomedical Data Science Group, Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine, University of Luxembourg, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
  • 2011: Research Associate
    Bioinformatics Core Unit, Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine, University of Luxembourg, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
  • 2011: PhD in Computer Science / Bioinformatics
    University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
    Including the following doctoral fellowship periods:
    Ÿ- 2007 - 2009  Marie Curie Research Fellow
    Ÿ- 2009 - 2010  EPSRC Research Fellow
    Doctoral thesis: “Analysing functional genomics data using novel ensemble, consensus and data fusion techniques”
  • 2007: MSc. in Computational Molecular Biology (Honours Degree)
    Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany
  • 2006: BSc. in Computational Molecular Biology
    Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany



Last updated on: 18 Feb 2021

Enrico Glaab is deputy course director for the Master in Integrated Systems Biology

Currently taught courses at Bachelor and Master level:

Course: Top-down systems biology (ISB704, 30 hours lectures, 30 hours practicals)

Study programme: Master in Integrated Systems Biology

Semester: 2

Teacher(s): Enrico Glaab

Course: Master thesis (ISB901, 20 hours)

Study programme: Master in Integrated Systems Biology

Semester: 2

Teacher(s): Thomas Sauter, Enrico Glaab

Currently taught courses at PhD level:

Course: Statistical tests and statistical learning for omics data” (1 ECTS = 25 hours workload)

Study programme: part of the ELIXIR programme for life science training in Europe
Teachers: First day: Enrico Glaab; Second day: Veronica Codoni, Enrico Glaab

 

Previously taught courses at Bachelor and Master level:

Course: Bioinformatics I (BASV94)

Study programme: Bachelor en sciences de la vie - biologie

Semester: 4

Teacher(s): Antonio del Sol, Nikos Vlassis, Venkata Satagopam, Gokhan Ertaylan, Enrico Glaab

Year taught: 2013

Course: Genomics & Databases (ISB101)

Study programme: Master in Integrated Systems Biology

Semester: 2

Teacher(s): Reinhard Schneider, Venkata Satagopam, Janos Binder, Maria Secrier, Maria Biryukov, Enrico Glaab

Year taught: 2012

Course: Bioinformatics (G53BIO, University of Nottingham)

Study programme: Bachelor in Computer Science

Semester: 5

Teacher(s): Jaume Bacardit, Natalio Krasnogor, Enrico Glaab

Year taught: 2010



Last updated on: 20 Oct 2020

  • Member of winning team at the international coding challenge on longevity research “LongHack” (https://longhack.org), 2021
  • Prize for Best Performing Entrant in the data science and machine learning challenge “Metagenomics Diagnosis for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Challenge (MEDIC)”, by the SBV (Systems Biology Verification) IMPROVER initiative, 2020
  • Winner of the international Active Motif Epigenetics Competition for the research project “EpiND: Network-based machine learning analysis of chromatin changes in Parkinson's disease and Progressive Supranuclear Palsy”, 2019
  • Bayer Lindau Fellowship 2015 - chosen by the Lindau selection committee for participation in the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting 2015, Germany (sponsored by the Bayer Foundation), 2015
  • Winner of the international Geoffrey Beene Alzheimer’s Global NeuroDiscovery Challenge on data mining for Alzheimer’s disease, by the Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer’s Initiative, the 21st Century BrainTrust, and the New York Academy of Sciences, 2013 (see: http://21cbt.org/21cbt-award )
  • Poster Prize Award at the Benelux Bioinformatics Conference, Nijmegen, Netherlands, 2012
  • Short-term fellowship by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany, 2011
  • ECCB 2010 Travel Fellowship Award to attend the European Conference on Computational Biology 2010, Ghent, Belgium, 2010
  • EPSRC Research Fellowship (funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council), 2009
  • Peer Review Poster Award at Nottingham University Poster Prize event, Nottingham, UK, 2009
  • Marie Curie Early Stage Training Research Fellowship (as part of the EU “Marie Curie Actions” programme), 2007
  • Member of the German National Merit Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes) during undergraduate and graduate education in Germany, 2004 – 2007 (now member of the Alumni Association)
  • Member of the Honours Program for Graduate Students in Computer Science and Bioinformatics at Saarland University, Germany, 2006 - 2007
  • Scholarship from the Chair of Bioinformatics at Saarland University, Germany (1000 € stipend for the students with the three best results in the Bioinformatics I exam), 2005
  • Winner of the national competition "Jugend forscht" ("Youth Researches") in the category Mathematics/Computer Science (2001, while attending high school)
  • Winner of the "Konrad Zuse Youth Prize" for Computer Science awarded by the Eduard-Rhein Trust (2001, while attending high school)



Last updated on: 16 Dec 2021



Last updated on: 16 Dec 2021