Invited Speakers

Stefan Hoops

Research Associate Professor – Network, System Science & Advanced Computing (NSSAC), Biocomplexity Institute & Initiative, University of Virginia

Stefan Hoops is a Research Associate Professor in the Network, System Science & Advanced Computing (NSSAC) division at the Biocomplexity Institute & Initiative at the University of Virginia. Before joining the institute in 2018, Dr. Hoops worked at the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech (2000-2018), and served as a software designer/developer for Schumann Consulting Corporation in Germany (1995-2000). Dr. Hoops is a co-leader of the COPASI project. COPASI is a software application for simulation and analysis of biochemical networks and their dynamics. It is a stand-alone program that supports models in the SBML standard and can simulate their behavior using ODEs or Gillespie’s stochastic simulation algorithm; arbitrary discrete events can be included in such simulations. He was elected in 2006 as one of the 5 editors of the Systems Biology Markup Language (SBML), serving for the years 2007-2009 and continues to be engaged in this and other standard development effort for the life science community. Further interest of Dr. Hoops is the integration of computational modeling and immunology experimentation to characterize the immunoregulatory mechanisms underlying immune responses to enteric pathogens.

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