Kimmen Sjölander

Former BIDS Senior Fellow
Co-I for Moore/Sloan Data Science Environments

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Kimmen Sjölander

Dr. Kimmen Sjölander is a former BIDS Senior Fellow and now a retired Professor from the departments of Bioengineering and Plant & Microbial Biology at UC Berkeley.  She also served as a Faculty Scientist in Physical Biosciences at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and was one of the original co-investigators for the Moore/Sloan Data Science Environments (MSDSE).  Her primarily research interests were in phylogenetic tree reconstruction, remote homolog recognition, protein structure prediction, subfamily classification, prediction of critical positions in molecules, multiple sequence alignment, protein-protein interaction, pathway inference, computational prediction of protein domain structure, and other aspects of protein function and structure. Additional areas of interest included the target and drug discovery, and in particular, various medical applications of genomics and bioinformatics for the detection of genes involved in disease or conferring virulence to microbes.