Ehsan Sabaghian

Phd Student
(Group member from 2013 until 2016)

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VIB / Ghent University
Bioinformatics & Systems Biology
Technologiepark 927
B-9052 Gent


  • 2012 - present: PhD student, Department of Plant Systems Biology and Bioinformatics, VIB - University of Ghent, Belgium.
  • 2008 - 2011: MSc in Biostatistics, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences (MUMS), Mashhad, Iran.
  • 2004 - 2009: BSc in Statistics, Azad University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran.


Network Inference Based Gene Prioritization

Performing genetic studies frequently results in large lists of candidate genes of which only few can be followed up for further investigation. Gene prioritization establishes a ranking of candidate genes based on their relevance with respect to a biological process of interest, from which the most promising genes can be selected for further analysis. Gene prioritization based on network analysis is becoming a major issue in computational approaches towards bioinformatics. In plants there are few tools which can be used for finding new genes based on prioritization methods. That is my reason to develop a novel approach for gene prioritization.


(2) Meysman, P., Saeys, Y., Sabaghian, E., Bittremieux, W., Van de Peer, Y., Goethals, B., Laukens, K. (2016) Mining the Enriched Subgraphs for Specific Vertices in a Biological Graph. IEEE IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (In Press).

(1) Sabaghian, E., Drebert, Z. J., Inzé, D., Saeys, Y. (2015) An integrated network of Arabidopsis growth regulators and its use for gene prioritization. Scientific Reports 5:17617.

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