Human Capacity Development Manager/ Bioinformatics, HCD, CPGR
PhD, Cranfield University, 2007
Judit received her BSc in Biomedical Science and MSc in Bioinformatics in the UK. She completed her PhD at University of Cranfield, UK, in Bioinformatics in genetic network (GN) extraction using a Bayesian belief framework. During her PhD, Judit established novel processes to learn genome-wide GN for E. coli, yeast and humans, from microarray data. Judit later joined the drug discovery group at GSK (Glaxo Smith Kline, UK) as a drug-target bioinformatician. After completing a post-doctoral research fellowship at University of Cape Town, she became the Bioinformatics Manager at the CPGR and is currently Human Capital Development (HCD) Manager at the CPGR leading her team to provide expertise in various fields in bioinformatics through research. This includes providing service, support and R&D through collaboration, to life scientists in the “omics” field, and addressing a wide range of biological questions from genomics to system biology. Judit is the Associate Node Manager for the EMBNET, where she was elected as the PRP (Public Relations and Publicity) committee member. Judit is actively involved as a member or partner in various other networks and societies such as GOBLET, SASBi, ITFoM, PGENI, ASBCB, ISCB, the Genomic Standards Consortium amongst others. She is committed to HCD in the bioinformatics arena to enhance the knowledge base in Africa. At the CPGR, Judit started managed various training programs and initiatives including KTP (knowledge transfer programme), aimed at developing specific skill sets required for the next generation of in silico biologists and bioinformaticians. Judit is a co-PI of H3ABioNet project (H3A bioinformatics network) under the umbrella of H3A funded by the NIH (http://h3africa.org). She has trained and supervised many postgraduate students in Europe and Africa in the past. Her broad research interests include African genetic rare diseases, personalized medicine, pharmacogenomics, standardization and good practice, information management and visualization, and e-learning.