Plenary Speaker :
Manolis Kellis, PhD

MIT / Broad Institute
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Manolis Kellis, PhD is a Professor of Computer Science at MIT, where he directs the MIT Computational Biology Group ( He has helped direct several large-scale genomics projects, including the NIH Roadmap Epigenomics project, the comparative analysis of 29 mammals, the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) project, and the Genotype Tissue-Expression (GTEx) project. He received the US Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering (PECASE), the NSF CAREER award, the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship. He obtained his PhD from MIT, where he received the Sprowls award for the best doctorate thesis in computer science. He lived in Greece and France before moving to the US.


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