Mihai Pop co-organizes Dagstuhl Workshop
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Professor Mihai Pop co-organized a workshop entitled "Next Generation Sequencing - Algorithms, and Software For Biomedical Applications" at the Schloss Dagstuhl Leibniz Zentrum fur Informatik in Dagstuhl, Germany. Pop worked with Professor Gene Myers of the Max Planck Institute in Dresden, Professor Knut Reinert of the Freie Universitaet in Berlin, and Professor Tandy Warnow of the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.
Scientists from Europe and the United States worked together for a week to identify computational challenges and opportunities in sequencing data and emerging experimental technologies.
According to the website, the workshop's key goal is a "free and deep exchange of ideas and needs between the communities of algorithmicists and theoreticians and practitioners from the biomedical field. On the one hand, state-of-the-art methods from computer science will be presented to experimentalists. On the other hand, leading experimentalists will present novel techniques and sketch problems arising from these techniques. Following this exchange we will discuss the implications that new types of data or experimental protocols have on the needed algorithms or data structures."