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Research Interests and Goals:

I am interested in the interface between computer science and biological systems known as computational biology and bioinformatics. I am interested in the two sides of this interface: bringing biological oriented concepts such as neural networks and genetic algorithms into computer science and adapting computer science algorithms like pattern matching and computational geometry to address actual biological problems.
I am particularly interested in the following fundamental issues:

How proteins acquire their three dimensional structure from
their primary sequence in vitro and in vivo.

Computational characterization of non-coding RNA molecules and their targets

 

Understanding biological robustness using systems biology analysis

 

Genetic Algorithms

 

Molecular computation

 

Medical data mining

 


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