Dr Martin Vingron

Director of Molecular Genetics
Max Planck Institute, Germany
Head of Computational Molecular Biology Department
Honorary Professor of Computer Science,
Free University of Berlin

Email: martin.vingron@hgm2010.org
Webpage link: http://cmb.molgen.mpg.de

Martin Vingron is a mathematician by education who has done his PhD in computational biology at EMBL in 1991. At the time and for a number of years of postdoctoral training his research has focused on the analysis of protein sequences, sequence analysis, sequence comparison, and molecular evolution. Methods of discrete optimisation were used for the design of comparison algorithms and probability theory was applied to answer questions of significance of computational results. Later, as a department head at the German Cancer Research Center, his focus shifted towards the processing and mathematical analysis of DNA microarrays. Accordingly, the methods largely drew on statistical data analysis techniques. During the last years his research interest lies in utilizing gene expression data as well as evolutionary data for the elucidation of gene regulatory mechanisms. He also acts as a member of the RECOMB (Research in Computational Molecular Biology) steering committee.



© Copyright 2010 - 2018 Human Genome Organisation
All Rights Reserved