Miguel A. Andrade

Johannes-Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany


Miguel Andrade received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 1994. He trained at the postdoctoral level at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg and Cambridge with Chris Sander and Peer Bork. His postdoctoral studies involved the development and application of computational methods for the analysis of gene and protein function and structure. From 2003 to 2007, he was Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine of the University of Ottawa and Scientist and Head of the Bioinformatics Group of the Ottawa Health Research Institute in Ottawa, Canada, where he was promoted to Senior Scientist in 2006. In 2007 Miguel started the Computational Biology and Data Mining group, first at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin and since September 2014 at the Institute of Molecular Biology in Mainz. The group focuses on the development and application of computational methods that are used to research the molecular and genetic components of human disease. Since April 2014, Miguel is professor of bioinformatics at the Faculty of Biology of the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz and adjunct director of the Institute of Molecular Biology. Dr. Andrade’s group develops and applies a range of computational techniques and tools to use high-throughput genomics data to elucidate gene and protein function, with a special focus on the mechanisms of human disease. Those techniques include data and text mining, biological sequence comparison, database analysis, and statistical analysis of biological data. The latest group efforts are concentrated on projects that study gene and protein function in cardiovascular and neurodegenerative disease in collaboration with experimental and computational groups. Dr. Andrade’s research has been published in scientific journals that include Nature, Science, Nature Genetics, and Nucleic Acids Research.

Biography Updated on 18 March 2015

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