Sequence Analysis and Gene Silencing
Contact: Lenwood Heath
This laboratory houses the Computational Modeling of Gene Silencing (CMGS) project. This project is constructing computational models of the gene silencing phenomenon for the microscopic worm Caenorhabditis elegans. One product of the project is a comprehensive database of information about gene silencing in C. elegans, CMGSDB. Data mining techniques play a large role in the computational modeling. This laboratory also features research in biological sequence analysis. One topic in that area is genomic signatures, mathematical structures that can be computed from genomic sequences and used to identify the original organism.
Granting Institution: National Science Foundation