Pop Delivers Keynote Talk at International Conference on Bioinformatics

Wed Sep 20, 2017

Mihai Pop, professor of computer science and interim director of UMIACS, is a featured keynote speaker this week at the German Conference on Bioinformatics.

The annual conference—held this year in Tübingen, Germany—attracts a multinational audience of 200–250 participants. The meeting is open to all fields of bioinformatics and serves as a collaborative platform for the European bioinformatics community.

Pop’s talk will center on the computational analysis of microbial communities. He will discuss some of the recent results from his lab—focusing on both experimental and computational challenges—as well as how microbes can impact human health.

Pop will also highlight his lab’s work in using computational biology to study the causes of diarrhea in the developing world, as well as his group’s research on the testing and validation of genome assembly software.