Carl Kingsford recognized by Sloan Foundation

Tue Mar 13, 2012

Carl Kingsford won one of 12 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation awards in evolutionary and computational molecular biology. These fellowships are given to early-career scientists whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars, the next generation of scientific leaders.

Kingsford is an expert in graph algorithms as applied to systems biology. He has been exploring key problems within computational systems biology and genomics, such as predicting protein function, reconstructing ancient biological pathways, and improving genome assembly. He was named one of 30 "Tomorrow's PIs" by Genome Technology Magazine in 2008.

He has served on the program committees for several major computational biology conferences and served as an area co-chair for the 20th Annual International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) in 2012.