Alexandros Kanterakis

Collaborating Researcher
Collaborating Researcher in the Computational BioMedicine Laboratory (CBML) of ICS/FORTH

Alexandros Kanterakis is a researcher in the Computational BioMedicine Laboratory (CBML) of ICS/FORTH. He was born on 30th July 1978 in Athens, Greece. In 1997 he enrolled in Computer Science Department (CSD) of University of Crete (UoC), Greece. During his studies he showed interest in Machine Learning, Data Mining and Pattern Recognition. After graduating at 2002, he was accepted as a master student in the bioinformatics postgraduate curriculum of CSD in collaboration with the Institute of Computer Science (ICS) of the Foundation for Research and Technology, Hellas (FORTH). After finishing his master in 2005, he was employed as a software engineer in the BioMedical Informatics (BMI) laboratory of ICS/FORTH. From 2010 until 2015 he did his PhD at the genetics department of the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) in Netherlands. His research interests include Named Entity Recognition, semantic annotation and knowledge extraction from large biomedical corpora, algorithms for classification and clustering of gene expression data, Next Generation Sequencing Pipelines, Variant annotation and Clinical Genetics. During his PhD studies he participated mainly in the imputation part of the analysis of the Genome of the Netherlands. He also conceived the idea of developing a crowdsourcing environment for programming which was developed under the name PyPedia. Since 2014 he has been working as a Collaborating Researcher in the Computational BioMedicine Laboratory (CBML) of ICS/FORTH. He is mainly involved in Pharmaco-Genomics studies, Population Genetics, Bioinformatics Data Homogenization, while he is developing Workflow Management Systems for open and reproducible science. He is the leader and the main developer of the open and social Research Object Repository and Workflow Management System .