Bioinformatics Professional

Experienced entrepreneur and project manager with a proven track record of building training capacity, establishing and coordinating international networks and stimulating biotechnology and biomedical science development in Latin America.

Business and Enterprise Management

Key achievements: team leading, team management, progress monitoring, risk management, financial administration and communication with the press.

  • General Director, Cellerix Genome SA, CR.
  • Ex-Scientific Coodinator, National Bioinformatics Institute (INB), Spain.
  • Ex-General Director, Indromics Bioinformatics (Business Group Tecapro).
  • Ex-General Director Sistemas Genómicos de CR. SA.
  • EMBNET (Global Bioinformatics Network) Node Manager.
  • National Coordinator, National Network of Genomic Sequencing and Supercomputing. CTBC, Ministry of Health, Government of Costa Rica.
Management of Bioinformatics Projects and Networks

Key responsibilities: director, manager, founder, leadership training, communication with stakeholders.

  • Director of the Centro American Network of Bioinformatics (BIOCANET). ISCB Affiliated group (USA).
  • Co-Founder of the Iberoamerican Society for Bioinformatics.
  • Directorial Member (Clinical Bioinformatics Technical Board), Ministry of Health of Costa Rica. 2018.
Development and Implementation of University Degrees
  • Postgraduate of Clinical Biocomputing. Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala. 2017.
  • PhD of Biomedical Sciences in Bioinformatics (Course). Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala. 2017.
  • Postgraduate of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. International Latin University of Argentina. 2016.
  • Postgraduate of Industrial Nanotechnology. International Latin University of Argentina. 2015.
  • Postgraduate of Clinical Bioinformatics. University of Valencia, Spain. 2016.
  • MSc of Bioinformatics and Systems Biology. University of Costa Rica. 2012.
  • Coordinator of the course of technological management (Chair). School of Industrial Engineering, University of Costa Rica. 2018.
Academic Teaching

Professor & Research: University of Costa Rica (Faculty of Medicine and Engineering), Costa Rica Institute of Technology, National University, EARTH University, Galileo University, Francisco Marroquin University.

Visiting Professor: University of Concepcion, Chile, Javeriana University, Colombia, University of San Carlos, Guatemala, Technological University of Panama, National Autonomous University of Honduras, Autonomous University of Baja California Sur, Mexico.

Others:

  • Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences (Bioinformatics), University of San Carlos, Guatemala. Visiting Professor.
  • BSc. Engineering in Bioinformatics, Universidad del Valle, Guatemala. Visiting Professor.
  • Dipl. Biomedical Biocomputing & Bioinformatics, University of San Carlos, Guatemala. Visiting Professor.
  • Molecular Oncology Master’s Coordinator (Central America), Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), Spain.
  • Personalized molecular genomic medicine, Nanotechnology and Supercomputation. National Coordinator of courses (Training Manager). National Institute of Bioinformatics (INB)/ISC III/CIBER’s, Spain.
  • Agromatics and Agricultural Bioinformatics. EARTH. Visiting Professor.
Awards
  • Genomics System Award (University of Valencia, Spain, 2015).
  • Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, University Council, University of Costa Rica. 2016.
  • National Award for Entrepreneurs Biotechnology (Costa Rica).
  • National Academy of Sciences of Costa Rica (international talent).
Project Reviewer
  • FONCYT (Science & Technology National Fund), Argentina. 2017.
  • CONICIT (Science & Technology National Council), Costa Rica. 2016.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT Review)/Harvard, USA. 2016.
  • Reviewer (Bioinformatics, University of Oxford, Uk), Publons.
Education
  • BSc Engineering (Lic).
  • Postgraduate Genomic Medicine.
  • MSc Molecular Nanotechnology.
  • MSc Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.
  • MSc Agrobusiness and Environment.
  • Ph.D. Bioinformatics and Molecular Systems.
  • Visiting scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA), Biotechnology Center.
  • Visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge (UK), Department of Genetics.
Selected Publications (Oxford Academic, 
University of Oxford, UK)
Open (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA)
Book chapters (PROSIC Reports, UCR)
  • Orozco A. Bioinformatics in Costa Rica. 2012.   Programa de la Sociedad de la Información y el Conocimiento (PROSIC). Editorial Lil, pp. 229-253. ISBN 978-9968-510-13-4.
  • Orozco A. Biomedical informatics in Costa Rica. 2013.   Programa de la Sociedad de la Información y el Conocimiento (PROSIC). Editorial Lil, pp. 235-279. ISBN 978-9968-510-14-1.
  • Orozco A. Nanotechnology and TIC’s in Costa Rica. 2014.   Programa de la Sociedad de la Información y el Conocimiento (PROSIC). Editorial Lil, pp. 333-362. ISBN 978-9968-510-15-8.
  • Orozco A. TIC’s in the Health System: Perspective from the Clinical Biocomputation in Costa Rica. Programa de la Sociedad de la Información y el Conocimiento (PROSIC). 2019.Editorial Lil. pp. 253-293. ISBN 978-9968-510-19-6.
Interviews 

Interview in Brasil (Bioinformatics & Biodiversity):

https://redclara.net/index.php/en/noticias-y-eventos/noticias/destacados/1023-allan-orozco-director-of-the-central-american-bioinformatics-network-bioinformatics-exploration-in-biodiversity-has-been-very-poor-in-central-america-this-will-have-to-change

Research Interests

Clinical bioinformatics and molecular medicine
Next-generation sequencing (NGS)
Liquid biopsy
Analysis of genetic variation
Oxford Nanopore Technologies MinION software development
Robotics

Research (University of Costa Rica)

Research, Institutional Program: Information and Knowledge Society. 2019.

Contact

Email :

allanorozco@gmail.com

allan.orozcosolano@ucr.ac.cr

 

 

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