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Pantelis Bagos



Short CV


Pantelis Bagos is Associate Professor of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics at the Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics of the University of Thessaly. He is currently the Deputy Chair of the Department and Director of the Laboratory of Molecular and Computational Biology and Genetics (www.compgen.org). He studied Biology (BSc) and Biostatistics (MSc) in University of Athens, and obtained his PhD in Bioinformatics from the same university with a Thesis titled: "Prediction of protein structure and function". He also studied Adults Education at the Hellenic Open University. He has been teaching in the University of Athens, University of Peloponnese, University of Central Greece, Hellenic Open University and University of Thessaly, several undergraduate and postgraduate courses of Biology, Genetics, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics. His research interests include prediction of protein structure and function from the primary sequence, development of stochastic models (HMMs) for analyzing biological sequences, large-scale genome analyses, construction of biological databases, analysis of complex biological networks, development of methodology for genetic association and gene expression studies and methodology of meta-analysis. He has co-authored more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals (including Nature Communications, Bioinformatics, BMC Bioinformatics, BMC Genetics, Nucleic Acids Research, Proteins, Database, Genetic Epidemiology, Statistics in Medicine) which received more than 3600 citations (as per Google Scholar). He is also the author of the e-book "Bioinformatics" (in Greek), published by the Hellenic Academic Ebooks (Kallipos), which is currently being used as teaching material for Bioinformatics in several Greek Universities. He is reviewer for more than 40 international journals and member of the editorial board of BMC Research Notes, PLOS ONE and The Open Bioinformatics Journal. He is founding member and deputy chair of the Hellenic Society for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (HSCBB). He participates in several national and international consortia, including BMBS COST Action BM1405: Non-globular proteins - from sequence to structure, function and application in molecular physiopathology (NGP-NET), the ELIXIRgr node in which he is member of the steering committee and Training Coordinator and the international specialized protein resources network (SPRN).

Current Position

Past Positions

Education

Research interests

My research is focused on the computational analysis of biological sequences (DNA, RNA and proteins). The main research interests include:
  • prediction of protein structure and function from the primary sequence,
  • development of stochastic models for analyzing biological sequences,
  • large-scale genome analyses,
  • development of methodology for genetic association and gene expression studies (See more).

Publications

I have co-authored more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals (Total ISI Impact Factor = 333.603) . For a complete list of publications see here.

Citations


Scopus: citations= 2305, h-index=29, m-index=2.07 (Scopus Citations)
Google Scholar: citations= 3342, h-index=34, m-index=2.42 (Google Scholar Citations)

Research projects as PI

  • 1/2017-12/2019, Delegate of the University of Thessaly in the board of directors of the national infrastructure ELIXIR-GR. Budget allocated to UTH for maintaining the web-tools PRED-TMBB2, OMPdb, GWAR, METAGEN and other research and educational activities
  • 1/2017-12/2019, State Scholarship Foundation fellowship for post-doctoral studies (K. Pantavou): «Meta-analysis of environmental end genetic epidemiology studies»
  • 12/2016-8/2017, State Scholarship Foundation fellowship for post-doctoral studies (P. Kontou): «Methodology for meta-analysis of microarray studies»
  • 4/2015-8/2016, State Scholarship Foundation fellowship for post-doctoral studies (M. Theodoropoulou): «Bioinformatics studies of structure and function of membrane proteins»
  •  4/2015-8/2016, NSF fellowship for doctoral studies (K. Vennou): «Methodology for analysis and meta-analysis of gene expression studies» (€29.408)
  • 8/2015-7/2016, «Information System for Patient Monitoring», Private Funding (donation)
  • 2/2014-7/2015: "Integration of Data from Multiple Sources (IntDaMuS)" ARISTEIA II, (General Secretariat for Research and Technology, Principal Investigator
  • 3/2013-2/2015: «Modern bioinformatics techniques in studying the mechanism of action of membrane receptors and their implications in human diseases», CO-OPERATION 2009 program (Program for co-operation of Universities and Enterprises funded by the Greek Ministry of Education), Principal Investigator for UCG
  • 1/2/2011-31/1/2012: "Algorithms for clustering and visualization in systems biology", Academic supervisor (Post-doctoral research fellowship from the State Scholarships Foundation - Greece)
  • 10/2009-09/2010: “Genetic Epidemiology of metabolic syndrome” Principal Investigator, (Greek Ministry of Health)
  • 06/2007-05/2008: “Development of Bioinformatics methodology for recognition of neighboring transmembrane alpha-helices in multispanning membrane proteins from the aminoacid sequence” (Greek-Cyprus co-operation programme)
  • 02/2007-01/2008: "Machine Learning Algorithms for Bioinformatics" Post-doctoral research fellow (Post-doctoral research fellowship from the State Scholarships Foundation - Greece)
  • 01/2006-12/2006: "PYTHAGORAS II: Mathematical models for Bioinformatics" (EPEAEK)
  • 06/2005-08/2006: "PYTHAGORAS: Development of original methodology and software for constructing multiple alignments of biological sequences and their objective evaluation" (EPEAEK)
  • 5/2005- 8/2006: "Postgraduate program in Bioinformatics" (EPEAEK)
  • 11/2002-05/2005: "IRAKLEITOS: Prediction of structure and function of membrane proteins" (EPEAEK)
  • 4/2001-12/2003: "Development of an integrated framework for studying transmembrane receptors and their ligands through the Internet"
  • 4/2000- 8/2000: "Biostatistics action" (EPEAEK)

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Editorial board member in peer-reviewed journals

Reviewer for peer-reviewed journals

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