dr David Schaller, Institute for Bioinformatics at the University of Leipzig, receives this year's dissertation award from the joint specialist group Bioinformatics (FaBI) of DECHEMA, DGMS, GBM, GDCh, GI and VAAM.
In his work, he developed methods to improve the graph-based recognition of pairs of genes, so-called orthologs, that have diverged due to speciation. He also presented the first mathematical formalization of the so-called indirect methods for inferring horizontal gene transfer and examined their previously untapped practical potential. The award will be presented on September 6, 2022 during the German Conference on Bioinformatics (GCB) in Halle before the award winner's presentation. The prize money is 1.000 euros.
The joint specialist group Bioinformatics (FaBI) emerged from the corresponding specialist groups of the four specialist societies DECHEMA (Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology eV), GBM (Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology eV), GDCh (Society of German Chemists eV), GI (Society for Computer Science eV ), GMDS (German Society for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology eV) and VAAM (Association for General and Applied Microbiology eV). The FaBI represents over 1.400 members and sees itself as the joint interest group for bioinformatics research in Germany and as a contact for politics, business and society with the aim of strong computer science-based life science research.
Source: Press release DECHEMA eV from August 01.08.2022st, XNUMX