30 January - 31 January 2018 | Excel London

Festival of Genomics

Ewan Birney

Ewan Birney

Director, EMBL-EBI
Ewan Birney is Director of EMBL-EBI with Dr Rolf Apweiler, and runs a small research group. Ewan played a vital role in annotating the genome sequences of human, mouse, chicken and several other organisms; this work has had a profound impact on our understanding of genomic biology. He led the analysis group for the ENCODE project, which is defining functional elements in the human genome. Ewan's main areas of research include functional genomics, assembly algorithms, statistical methods to analyse genomic information (in particular information associated with individual differences) and compression of sequence information.

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