Honory Doctorate Peer Bork

The Utrecht Bioinformatics Center has announced that Professor Peer Bork will be receiving an Honorary Doctorate on the occasion of Utrecht University’s Dies Natalis. You are invited to join the Dies Natalis ceremony on 27 March 2017 as well as the seminar by Peer Bork on 28 March 2017. 

Peer Bork is a pioneering bioinformatics researcher. He has developed widely used bioinformatic tools and databases. These tools and databases have allowed him to exploit massive DNA databases to make fundamental discoveries in evolution and protein biochemistry. Today, Peer Bork works on understanding microbial ecosystems like the human microbiome and the world’s oceans. He has co-authored over 500 research articles in the broad area of computational biology and biomedical systems analysis, of which more than 60 were published in Nature, Science, and Cell. He co-founded five biotech companies, two of which went public. Professor Peer Bork is Senior group leader and Strategic Head of Bioinformatics, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg, Germany.

UBC seminar and master class Peer Bork 28 March
What is the current vision of Peer Bork on bioinformatics? Come and learn about Peer’s most recent research in this unique UBC seminar, entitled ‘Microbiome analysis of the human gut and the ocean’ on 28 March 2017 at 10:00. The keynote lecture will be followed by a master class ‘How to build a scientific career in bioinformatics‘ at 11:00. Read more.


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