Success measured by academics

For some, the ability to turn personal success into lessons that teach others how to achieve the same success is the most rewarding. Such is the case for two alumni as both start their careers in academia.

Cheng takes aim at genetic mysteries

Jianlin Cheng, an MU associate professor of computer science, has received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award to design and develop computational methods to unlock the mysteries of genome folding and function through 3D visualization of genomic structures. Cheng refers to the genome as the book of life. Nearly 60 years have passed since James […]

Identical regions found across plant genomes by MU researchers

The idea of searching for ultraconserved regions across different plant genomes first occurred to Dmitry Korkin, an assistant professor of computer science, long before he came to the University of Missouri. As a post-doctoral student at the University of California, San Francisco, he attended a 2006 talk by Gill Bejerano, the first author of a […]

New engineering minors expand opportunities for undergraduates

Engineering encompasses a wide array of fields and disciplines, and while the majors offered to undergraduates help to define fields of study, sometimes a little extra attention in the way of a minor can help students expand a chosen field into a research breakthrough or a career. That’s the intent of three new minors offered […]

Computer science graduate earns university’s award for master’s thesis paper

A recent master’s degree graduate of computer science won this year’s University of Missouri Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award for his paper on algorithms that can evaluate the quality of predicted protein structures. Kittinun Vantasin’s paper, “New Consensus-Based Algorithms For Quality Assessment in Protein Structure Prediction” proposes new computational methods for assessing the qualities of computationally […]

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