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Javier E. Sanchez-Galan

Since August 2013, I am a research scientist at Universidad Tecnológica de Panama affiliated with the Grupo de Investigación en Biotecnología, Bioinformática y Biología de Sistemas (GIBBS) at the Centro de Producción e Investigaciones Agroindustriales - (CEPIA). Since February 2015, I am a also an adjunct researcher at Institute of Scientific Research and High Technology Services (INDICASAT-AIP).

My main research objective is to promote and expand the use of computer tools coupled with statistical analysis, machine learning and data mining techniques to derive biological insight from high-throughput biomedical data. I am also interest in diverse areas of computation, such as: high performance scientific computing and systems biology.

I completed my Ph.D. in Experimental Medicine and my MSc. in Computer Science (Bioinformatics) at McGill University, in Montreal, Canada. Previously I obtained a BSc. in Computer Systems Engineering at UniversIdad Tecnológica de Panamá.


  • 2013–present
    Associate research scientist, Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá


  • 2015 
    McGill University, PhD Experimental Medicine
  • 2010 
    McGill University, MSc Computer Science
  • 2006 
    Universidad Tecnologica de Panama, BSc. Computer Systems Engineering

Professional Memberships

  • IEEE Engineers in Medicine and Biology Society


IFARHU-SENACYT Scholarship 2007-2012