Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics

Professor Dr. Martin Vingron

Ihnestraße 63-73

14195 Berlin


Martin Vingron

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Professor Dr. Martin Vingron


Scientific member, director


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Research Interests

Computational molecular biology with a special focus on

  • biological sequence analysis
  • sequence comparison
  • phylogeny reconstruction
  • genome analysis
  • microarray data analysis
  • transcriptional regulation
  • Development of algorithms and statistical methods for molecular biology

Education and Professional Experience

  • since 10/2000: Scientific Member of the Max Planck Society and Director of the Department of Computational Molecular Biology at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin
  • 09/06-06/15: Interim Director at the CAS-MPG Partner Institute for Computational Biology, Shanghai
  • 10/95-09/00: Head of Division [Wissenschaftlicher Abteilungsleiter]of Theoretical Bioinformatics, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg
  • 09/93-09/95: Postdoc at the German National Research Center for Computer Science (GMD), Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing (SCAI)
  • 07/91-08/93: Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Department of Mathematics, Mathematical Biology Laboratory, University of Southern California
  • 1987-1991: Predoctoral Fellow at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) Biocomputing Programme
  • 1986-87: Computer Specialist at the Center for Molecular Biology (ZMBH), University of Heidelberg (computing for molecular biology, taking care of hardware and software)
  • 1985-86: Software Engineer at I.P. Sharp Associates, Vienna, Austria
  • 1991 Doctorate in Mathematics, University of Heidelberg and EMBL, Germany
  • 1985 Diploma in Mathematics, University of Vienna, Austria

Awards and Memberships

  • Since 2017 Faculty of 1000, Section Head for Bioinformatics, Biomedical Informatics, and Computational Biology
  • 2014: named among the Thomson-Reuters Highly Cited Researchers
  • since 2014: Elected member of the Academia Europaea
  • since 2012: Elected fellow of the International Society for Computational Biology
  • 2011 - 2017 Member, and 2015 & 2017, chair of ERC LS2 Starting Grants Panel
  • 2008 - 2014 Chair of the Steering Committee of the International Conference on Computational Molecular Biology RECOMB
  • 2004: Max Planck Research Award for International Cooperation ("Max Planck Forschungspreis") in Bioinformatics (together with Gene Myers)
  • 2004: Elected member of the German Academy of Natural Scientists Leopoldina
  • 2001: Awarded Honorary Professor, Freie Universität Berlin, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
  • 2000: Scientific Member of the Max-Planck-Society

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