Aaron Lun, Keynote: "From R to the browser (and back again): the evolution of a single-cell analysis pipeline"
Senior Scientist, Genentech
When one thinks of single-cell bioinformatics, one thinks of several titans who bestride the field. Unfortunately, they weren’t available, so we had to make do with Aaron instead. He likes long walks on the beach (as long as there’s Wifi) and travelling (but only in business class). His friends say that he is “absolutely insane” and “needs to get a life”, or they would if they weren’t mostly imaginary. His GitHub account is his Facebook and his Slack is his Twitter. He maintains more Bioconductor packages than he has phone numbers on his cell. He has a recurring event on his Google Calendar to fold his laundry. He is… the most boring man in the world. (“I don’t often cry when I watch anime, but when I do, my tears taste like Dos Equis.”) He currently works as a Senior Scientist at Genentech after a stint as a research associate in John Marioni’s group at the CRUK Cambridge Institute, which was preceded by a PhD with Gordon Smyth at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research.
Lori Ann Shepherd, Keynote: "Bioconductor core: 3.16 to 3.17 and beyond..."
Bioconductor Core Team, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Lori Ann Shepherd is one of the members of the Bioconductor Core Team, Bioconductor Community Advisory Board and Bioconductor Technical Advisory Board. Since joining the core team, she has long designed and maintained Bioconductor key infrastructure and packages, administrated the package review process for package submissions from the community, and assisted with numerous courses, workshops, and conferences. Her efforts and contributions were recognized by being one of the 2020 inaugural Bioconductor Community Awards recipients https://youtu.be/noHn5fEbBwA?t=2708 .