The size and complexity of data introduce many new challenges to biologists.
The first challenge is to establish infrastructure to store and process the
data. The second challenge is to establish intelligent methods capable of
turning the data into knowledge. VTT’s Research Scientist Gopal Peddinti has
developed methods to handle heterogeneous biological data in order to provide
ways to turn the data into valuable knowledge.
Peddinti has executed his work with the means of systems biology. Systems
biology is an interdisciplinary research area that benefits from the knowledge
of biologists, physicists, chemists, computer scientists, and mathematicians.
In the recent decades, large scale biological experimental techniques have
become available, which produce large amounts of useful data.
methods presented in the thesis have applications in a broad variety of
biological research. As a specific example, the thesis presented the
investigation of dynamically changing biological processes in response to
oxidative stress in yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Oxidative stress is a
phenomenon that is implicated in a number of human diseases.
will present his thesis on Friday, 14th May 2010, at 12:00 o’clock noon at the
Aalto University School of Science and Technology (Otakaari 3 in Espoo,