Dr. Eytan Ruppin (incoming UMD Computer Science Department Professor and Director of the UMD Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology) and his Ph.D. student Keren Yizhak (Tel Aviv University, Israel) have developed an algorithm that predicts which metabolic genes need to be 'switched off' to prevent aging. Their work was motivated by previous research that has shown the efficacy of caloric restriction as a mechanism to increase life span in a variety of mammals, including humans. Dr. Ruppin and Ms.
We are pleased to announce that S. Cenk Sahinalp has been named a University of Maryland Computer Science Department Distinguished Alumnus.
Fall Colloquium Series presents Professor Mihai Pop.
Ben Langmead traveled to London to accept the Genome Biology Award for his paper, jointly authored with Cole Trapnell, Mihai Pop, and Steven Salzberg, describing the sequence aligner Bowtie. The Genome Biology Award recognizes the best article published in Genome Biology in 2009 and was introduced to celebrate the ten year anniversary of this journal.
Mihai Pop was highlighted in a NSF press release on Cloud Computing and his research as part of the Cluster Exploratory (CLuE) program.