Details of the Program

The detailed schedule of the 3 days at GE Healthcare, Budapest


About the lecturers:

  • Péter Antal is an Assistant Professor at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. He received his M.Sc. degree in Computer Science (Informatics Engineer) in 1995 from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Technical University of Budapest. He was an international scholar and Ph.D. student between 1998 and 2002 at the Bioinformatics research group at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, where he received his Ph.D. degree. In 2003 he started the Bioinformatics course at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics and has been teaching this and other courses related to artificial intelligence, statistics and bioinformatics. His research interests include artificial intelligence, statistics and bioinformatics, specifically knowledge and computationally intensive statistical methods. He is the author of more than 40 papers in international periodicals and conferences.

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  • Péter Balicza, a PhD student at the Semmelweis University, is currently working on the application of new generation sequencing methods (NGS) in the diagnostics and treatments of different neurodegenerative diseases. He graduated at Semmelweis University with summa cum laude in 2012. His lecture showed how we could implement the artificial intelligence in genetic researches. 

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  • Ioannis Tarnanas Ph.D., is an Atlantic Fellow with a group leader position for Brain Health and Digital Biomarkers at the Global Brain Health Initiative, a joint research center between UCSF Department of Neurology and Department of Neuroscience at Trinity College Dublin, where he also enjoys supervising and mentoring other GBHI fellows and students of the university’s Neuroscience Institute. He is recognized nationally and internationally for his research on degenerative disease of the central nervous system. In addition, Dr. Tarnanas is an external collaborator of the Center for Digital Health Interventions (, a joint initiative between the ETH Zurich and Dartmouth College USA.

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  • Attila Bérces is a life-science business leader with global experience in scientific research, R&D management, company foundation and start-up development. As a scientist, he published 50+ peer-reviewed research publications and delivered 50+ scientific presentations at scientific conferences and work has been cited over 1600 times. As a founder of Omixon he leads the company with strong genomic data analysis skills to the market niche of immunogenetics, developed the business model, led the licensing from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and thus established the foundation of a first-in-class and best-in-class human leukocyte antigen diagnostic test using next generation DNA sequencing. Omixon is a leader in HLA typing by next generation sequencing today.


  • Judit Sándor is a full professor at the Faculty of Political Science, Legal Studies and Gender Studies of the Central European University (CEU), Budapest. She participated in different national and international legislative, standard setting and policy making activities in the field of biomedical law and bioethics. In 2004-2005 she served as the Chief of the Bioethics Section at the UNESCO. She published seven books in the field of human rights and biomedical law. Her works appeared in different languages, including Hungarian, English, French and Portuguese. Since September 2005 she is a founding director of the Center for Ethics and Law in Biomedicine (CELAB) at the Central European University. She has completed ten European research projects (including: GeneScreen, PUG, STRATA-ETAN GROUP, GeneBanC, PRIVIREAL, PRIVILEGED, Tiss.Eu, RemediE, EULOD, NANOPLAT), founded by the European Commission in the field of biobanks, genetic data, stem cell research, organ transplantation and human reproduction.


  • Katalin Hideghéty is currently researching and practicing medicine at the University of Szeged, at the Department of Oncotherapy. As a professional, she has a strong point of view about the different clinical challenges in radiation oncology. She's not only practicing, but also teaching the medicine at the University of Szeged. Her main focus is the oncological data analyzing, and how can specialists support the evaluation of the images and use the information from all of the multimodal imaging. 

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