- Professor at Dept. Computer Science, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Areas of interest:
- Computational Structural Molecular Biology.
- Computational analysis and interpretation of genomes.
- Protein Fold Recognition.
- Pattern Recognition in Biological Macromolecules.
- Protein structure comparison.
- Molecular Recognition and Docking of ligands onto receptor
- Genomic ORFans.
List of Publications.
Undergraduate students are accepted for studies in our
with the Computer Science department.
Graduate students with a B.Sc. in Computer Science are also accepted. Students with
a B.Sc. or B.A. in another area are also accepted but are required to complete
various courses from the B.Sc. curriculum.
My research is aimed at a better understanding of life at the molecular level
using "in silico" or computational tools. The goal is to interpret
the information encoded in biological
macromolecules, from individual proteins to complete genomes.
Currently part of my research concentrates on the assignment of three-dimensional
structures to the proteins encoded in a genome,
as well as identifying the most interesting targets for further computational
and experimental studies.
More details on the individual projects are available upon request.
Please contact me if you want to learn about the research projects
currently available in my group. I accept graduate students who
want to be fully dedicated to research and do not work elsewhere.
In compensation, I do my best so my students receive the highest
A photo of us in Asilomar's beach.
The Most Wanted.
Methods for protein structure prediction have matured to the point where models
produced by prediction algorithms can be used to understand and test hypotheses
about biological function. The goal of this community wide effort is to provide
structural and functional insights into biologically important proteins,
particularly those that are currently intractable to experimental structural
See also the Jan. 4, 2001, report on
U.S. Fischer Lab at fischerlab.cse.buffalo.edu.