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at TAU

at TAU

We develop algorithms and tools for analysis of
genomic and systems biology data. Areas include:

Aug 2021: Igor Ulitsky wins the Blavatnik Award

Prof. Igor Ulitsky (Weizmann Institute) was selected as the 2020 Life Sciences Laureate of the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in Israel. He received the award in a recent ceremony. Igor did his PhD in Shamir group and is a leader in understanding the non-coding human genome. See here for a video on his award. Congratulations Igor!

June 21: SCAPP plasmid assembly algorithm published in Microbiome

Congratulations to David Pellow for the publication of the SCAPP algorithm. SCAPP, developed jointly with I. Mizrahi's group, is a new tool for extraction and assembly of plasmids from metagenomic samples.  

Aug. 21: Yael’s UHS-MSP paper accepted to ACM-BCB conference

The paper , by Yael Ben-Ari and colleagues, on utilizing universal hitting sets in the MSP algorithm, has been accepted to the ACM-BCB conference.  

May 2021: Five group papers to be presented in ISMB/ECCB

Papers by Omer, Nimrod, David, Hagai and Dan Coster were accepted to ISMB/ECCB 2021. All will be presented as posters, and the first four in talks as well. See here for the details. Congratulations!

April 2021: Dan Coster wins the Celia and Marcus Maus Prize

Congratulations to Dan Coster who won The Celia and Marcus Maus Prize for MSc students in Computer Science, for the academic year 2020-2021.

April 21: Nimrod wins Dan David Scholarship

Congratulations to Nimrod Rappoport who won the Dan David Scholarship in molecular medicine.

April 21: COVID-19 deterioration paper accepted to ICLR

Omer and Dan's study on predicting deterioration in COVID-19 patients was accepted to the ICLR 2021 Workshop: Machine Learning for Preventing and Combating Pandemics. The study is a collaboration with Maya from the group and the clinical partners I. Attar, S. Shenhar-Tsafraty, S. Berliner, G. Rahav and O. Rogowski.

March 2021: Congrats to Dan Coster for CBRC award

Congratulations to Dan Coster who was awarded a prize of the Cancer Biology Research Center (CBRC) at TAU. The Grants Committee of CBRC selected Dan's cancer prediction lecture as an outstanding research project, among projects presented at the CBRC virtual meeting series in the 2020 winter semester.

February 2021: Melanoma cancer subtypes

Read Dvir's paper revealing a new classification of melanomas into prognostic subgroups, which can be implemented using a very simple decision tree.


January 2021: DOMINO showcased in MSB

Read Hagai's paper in Molecular Systems Biology on a new active module identification algorithm, including an extensive benchmark of leading algorithms for the task, and novel evaluation criteria.  

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