Burkhard Morgenstern has studied biology, mathematics, and physics at the University of Freiburg and University of Munich, Germany. In 1996, he recieved his Ph.D. degree in mathematics from the University of Bielefeld under the supervision of Andreas Dress. He was a Visiting Scientist with Bill Atchley at North Carolina State University and worked in a pharmaceutical company in the UK, at the GSF Research Center, and at Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Martinsried. From 2001 to 2002, he was a Group Leader and a Faculty Member at the International Graduate School in Bioinformatics and Genome Research in Bielefeld. Since December 2002, he has been a Full Professor of bioinformatics at the University of Göttingen. The focus of his research work is on multiple sequence alignment. Moreover, Morgenstern is the author of DIALIGN, a widely used software tool for multiple alignment. Other areas of interest include gene prediction, RNA secondary structure analysis, phylogeny, and recombinations in viral genome sequences.
Biography Updated on 12 April 2009