Jorge Duitama Castellanos
Visitor Professor

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  • Systems and Computing Engineer, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
  • Master Systems and Computing Engineer. Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
  • Ph.D. Computer Science and Engineering, University of Connecticut, Estados Unidos

Interests and Research lines:

  • Bioinformatics

Research Group:

2016-20

ALGORIT.BIOLOGIA COMPUTACIONAL

ALGORITMICA Y PROGR. OBJ. I

2017-10

ESTADISTICA BIOLOGIA COMPUTAC.

ALGORITMICA Y PROGR. OBJ. I

FUNDAM.PROG. CIENCIAS BIOLOGIC

2017-19

DISEÑO Y ANALISIS DE ALGORI.

2017-20

ALGORIT.BIOLOGIA COMPUTACIONAL

DISEÑO Y ANALISIS DE ALGORI.

 

Education

Degree Discipline Institution Year
Ph.D Computer science and engineering University of Connecticut, Estados Unidos 2010
M.Sc Systems and Computing Engineering Universidad de los Andes 2004
B.Sc Systems and Computing Engineering Universidad de los Andes 2003

 

Academic experience

Institution Rank Tittle (chair, coordinator, etc.) When

(ex. 1995-1997)

Full time or part-time
Universidad de los Andes Adjunct 2003-2007 PT

 

Non-academic experience

Company or entity Title Brief description of position When (ex. 1995-1997) Full time or part-time
Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT) Bioinformatic researcher Management of genomics data for rice, cassava and beans 2012-2016 Full time
Life Technologies Intern Software development for analysis of SOLiD reads 2009-2009 Full time
Heinsohn business technology Developer and project manager Management of software  development projects 2004-2007 Full time

 

Certifications or professional registrations

Colombia, Professional Card

 

Current membership in professional organizations

 

Honors and awards

Honors degree. B.Sc in systems and computing engineering.

Honors degree. M.Sc in systems and computing engineering.

 

Service activities (within and outside of the institutions)

Reviewer of the journals PLoS One, BMC genomics, Rice, BMC bioinformatics and Nucleic Acids Research

Scientific committee of the bioinformatics conferences ISBRA and ICCABS

 

List of the most important publications and presentations from the past five years

Duitama J, et al. Deep Assessment of Genomic Diversity in Cassava for Herbicide Tolerance and Starch Biosynthesis. Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal 15: 185-194, 2017. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.csbj.2017.01.002

Ho et al. The sole introduction of two single-point mutations establishes glycerol utilization in Saccharomyces cerevisiae CEN. PK derivatives. Biotechnology for Biofuels 10: 10, 2017. http://doi.org/10.1186/s13068-016-0696-6

Perea et al. Bioinformatic analysis of genotype by sequencing (GBS) data with NGSEP. BMC Genomics 17 (Suppl 5): 498, 2016. http://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-016-2827-7

Pulido-Tamayo S, Duitama J and Marchal K. EXPLoRA-web: linkage analysis of quantitative trait loci using bulk segregant analysis. Nucleic acids research 44: W142-W146, 2016. https://doi.org/10.1093/nar/gkw298

Duitama et al. Whole genome sequencing of elite rice cultivars as a comprehensive information resource for marker assisted selection. PLoS One 10(4): e0124617, 2015. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0124617

Duitama et al. Large-scale analysis of tandem repeat variability in the human genome. Nucleic acids research 42 (9): 5728-5741, 2014. https://doi.org/10.1093/nar/gku212

Duitama et al. An integrated framework for discovery and genotyping of genomic variants from high-throughput sequencing experiments. Nucleic acids research 42 (6): e44. 2014. https://doi.org/10.1093/nar/gkt1381

 

List the most recent professional development activities

Design of the courses “Algorithms in computational  biology” and “Statistics in computational biology” for the masters program in computational biology.

 

Percentage of time available for research or scholarly activities

Teaching 60% and Research 40%

 

Percentage of time committed to the program

100% (Full Time)