Algorithms in

Algorithms in





at TAU

at TAU

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

November 2019: Prodigy algorithm published

Gal's paper on Prodigy, an algorithm for ranking driver genes for an individual cancer patient, was published in Bioinformatics.

October 2019: Welcome to Hadar, Naama and Omer!

We welcome Hadar Amira-Haham, Naama Kadosh and Omer Noy who joined the group as MSc students and in one shot tilted the gender balance in the lab. They came from BSc in BIU, BGU and TAU, respectively. Welcome aboard!

October 2019: Tom passes the qualifying exam

Tom Hait passed the qualifying exam and his PhD proposal is now approved. Congratulations!  

Aug 19: Farewell to Gaby and Roy

We bid farewell to two group members who are leaving us: Gaby Ecanow, who finished a very successful summer internship and is going back to continue her degree at MIT. Gaby worked on the Expander and greatly improved its visualizations. Roy Safra, who worked as a programmer in the group and is now continuing to the IT industry. Roy worked with Nimrod on multi-omic clustering, producing together a new algorithm that we shall continue to develop.

August 2019: problems with the log-rank test

Read Nimrod's new publication in MSB revealing the inaccuracy of the log-rank test approximation on cancer data.

August 2019: personalized prediction of heart and kidney events

Read the PLoS One paper of Gal and Didi, co-authored with E. Ingelsson and E. Ashley of Stanford, on predicting adverse heart and kidney events from longitudinal paient data.

July 2019: ATGA course translated to Chinese

The lecture notes of Ron Shamir's course "Advanced topics in Graph Algorithms" have been translated to Chinese. See link. This is the fifteenth translation of the course, following Ukrainian, Indonesian, Russian, Estonian, Bulgarian, French, Czech, Swedish, Spanish, German, Dutch, Punjabi, Greek and Armenian.

July 2019: detection of cell-type specific enhancer-promoter links

Tom's new paper on inferring enchancer-promoter links in a cell-type specific manner is now available in BioRxiv. This is joint work with Dr. Rani Elkon. See also the website.

Congratulations to Gal!

Congrats to Gal Dinstag, who completed his MSc thesis on personalized prioritization of driver genes in cancer.

Congratulations to Dan!

Congratulations to Dan Maor, who completed his MSc thesis on a heuristic for rapid RNA sequence and structure alignment.

Prof. Ron Shamir

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