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Valentin Dinu

Assoc Professor
Faculty, Mayo Campus, Mailcode 9020
Biography

Valentin Dinu joined ASU in 2007. He holds a PhD in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics from Yale University and an AB in Mathematics and Physics from Harvard University. He also worked in industry as a quantitative financial modeler, software engineer and consultant.

Education

PhD Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Yale University 2007

AB Mathematics and Physics, Harvard University

Research Interests

Valentin Dinu's research interests are the assessment, improvement, and development of computational approaches, software applications and databases that will facilitate the management, integration and analysis of diverse sources of biomedical information. Some of Valentin Dinu's teaching and research areas include 1) the use of biological domain knowledge to supplement statistical analysis and data mining methods to identify genes and pathways associated with disease, and 2) the exploration of database modeling approaches for managing large and heterogeneous data sets from both clinical and biosciences domains. Application domains include next generation sequencing (NGS), genome wide association studies (GWAS), and immunosignature protein arrays.

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Publications
  • Valentin Dinu, Perry Miller, Hongyu Zhao. Evidence for association between multiple complement pathway genes and AMD. Genetic Epidemiology (2007).
  • Valentin Dinu, Prakash Nadkarni. Guidelines for the effective use of entity-attribute-value modeling for biomedical databases. International Journal of Medical Informatics (2007).
  • Valentin Dinu, Zhao Hongyu, Perry Miller. Integrating domain knowledge with statistical and data mining methods for high-density genomic SNP disease association analysis. Journal of Biomedical Informatics (2007).
  • Valentin Dinu, Prakash Nadkarni, Cindy Brandt. Pivoting approaches for bulk extraction of Entity-Attribute-Value data. Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine (2006).
Research Activity
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
BMI 484Internship
BMI 492Honors Directed Study
BMI 499Individualized Instruction
BMI 502Foundations BMI Methods I
BMD 502Foundations BMI Methods I
BMI 560Teachng Biomedical Informatics
BMI 593Applied Project
BMI 595Continuing Registration
BMI 790Reading and Conference
BMI 792Research
BMI 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
BMI 484Internship
BMI 584Internship
BMI 593Applied Project
BMI 595Continuing Registration
BMI 792Research
BMI 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
BMD 550Translational Bioinformatics
BMI 550Translational Bioinformatics
BMI 560Teachng Biomedical Informatics
BMI 590Reading and Conference
BMI 592Research
BMI 593Applied Project
BMI 595Continuing Registration
BMI 790Reading and Conference
BMI 792Research
BMI 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
BMD 502Foundations BMI Methods I
BMI 502Foundations BMI Methods I
BMI 560Teachng Biomedical Informatics
BMI 593Applied Project
BMI 595Continuing Registration
BMI 790Reading and Conference
BMI 792Research
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
BMI 790Reading and Conference
BMI 792Research
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
BMI 592Research
BMI 593Applied Project
BMI 790Reading and Conference
BMI 792Research
BMI 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
BMI 592Research
BMI 593Applied Project
BMI 790Reading and Conference
BMI 792Research
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
BMI 790Reading and Conference
BMI 792Research
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
BMI 592Research
BMI 790Reading and Conference
BMI 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
BMI 101Introduction to Bioinformatics
BMI 560Teachng Biomedical Informatics
BMI 790Reading and Conference
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
BMI 550Translational Bioinformatics
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
BMI 550Translational Bioinformatics
Presentations
  • Valentin Dinu. Pathway-based Analysis of Association between High Density Genomic Loci and Disease. Neuroscience-Neurogenomics Collaborative Colloquium Series (UA, TGen, ASU) (Nov 2008).
  • Jeffrey Kriseman, Tarek Saleh, Valentin Dinu. Next Generation Translational Bioinformatics Research Toolkit. Translational Genomics Research Institute Retreat (May 2008).
  • Dinu, Valentin. Pathway-based Analysis of Association between Genomic Loci and Disease. Mayo Clinic Seminar Series (Apr 2008).
  • Dinu, Valentin. Informatics Approaches to Translational Research: Management and Analysis of Clinical and High Density Genomic Data. (May 2007).
  • Dinu, Valentin. Integrating Domain Knowledge with Statistical and Data Mining Methods for High Density Genomic SNP Disease Association Analysis. (Apr 2007).
  • Dinu, Valentin. Pathway/SNP: Integrating Domain Knowledge with Statistical and Data Mining Methods for High Density Genomic SNP Disease Association Analysis. Genome-Wide Association Studies: Design and Analysis Conference (Oct 2006).
  • Dinu, Valentin. Pathway-based Analysis of Association between Genomic Loci and Disease. NLM Informatics Training Conference (Jun 2006).
Honors / Awards
  • Excellence in Teaching Award (1999)
  • Magna Cum Laude with Highest Honors college graduate (2000)
  • PhD funded by National Library of Medicine Biomedical Informatics Training Grant (2004-2007)
  • ASU/Mayo Clinic Partnership for Collaborative Research Seed Grant Award (2010)
Service
  • Human Genetics, Research Article Reviewer (2008 - Present)
  • BMI/BMS Colloquium Series Committee, Member (2008 - Present)
  • Journal of Biomedical Informatics, Research Article Reviewer (2008 - Present)
  • BMI Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, (2007 - Present)
  • BMI Graduate Curriculum Committee, (2007 - Present)
  • EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, Research Article Reviewer (2007 - Present)
  • BMI Adjunct/Affiliate Committee, Chair (2008 - 2008)