Pavel A. Pevzner
Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
Computational molecular biology and bioinformatics, including pattern finding, DNA sequencing, DNA arrays, genome rearrangements, computational proteomics. Professor Pevzner is a leading authority on using computer science to decipher and analyze the human genome. He has written the book (see bio) on computational molecular biology and is currently writing another aimed at undergraduates, "Bioinformatics for Biologists," to present algorithmic ideas in computational biology. Pevzner has developed a new approach to discovery of subtle regulatory patterns in DNA sequences (motif finding). His laboratory has produced a new EULER algorithm and web server to assemble DNA fragments as well as the GRIMM algorithm and web server for genome rearrangement analysis. Pevzner actively collaborates with biologists on studying rearrangements in human, mouse, cat, and cow genome sequences, and on prediction of regulatory motifs.
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