RNA Structure Prediction
RNA Structural Alignment
Constrained Sequence Alignment
RNA Structural Search


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Office: +972-8-6428042
Lab: +972-8-6477971
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More: About the group


Prof. Michal Ziv-Ukelson Research Group in Computational Biology was founded in 2008 in the Department of Computer Science, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. The group is led by Prof. Michal Ziv-Ukelson and is pursuing active research in a wide variety of topics in computational biology.

rna Our team develops algorithms on strings and trees and tools for the analysis of biological data. We deal with various aspects of computational biology, with focus on RNA structure and function.
The group has established an international reputation, which can be seen through our projects, papers and awards.

Recent news


Our paper in WABI 2016

A. Benshahar, V. Caspi, D. Hermelin and M. Ziv-Ukelson, "A Biclique Approach to Reference Anchored Gene Blocks and its Applications to Pathogenicity Islands", Proc. WABI 2016(The 16th International Workshop on Algorithms in Bioinformatics), Aarhus (2016)

Our paper in CPM 2016

Carmel, Amir, Dekel Tsur, and Michal Ziv-Ukelson. "On Almost Monge All Scores Matrices." LIPIcs-Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics. Vol. 54. Schloss Dagstuhl-Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik, 2016.‏

Our paper in WABI 2015

I. Y. Smoly, A. Carmel, Y. Shemer-Avni, E. Yeger Lotem, and M. Ziv-Ukelson, Algorithms for Regular Tree Grammar Network Search and Their Application to Mining Human-Viral Infection Patterns. it Proc The 15th Workshop on Algorithms in Bioinformatics (WABI2015), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, LNBI 9289, pp:53-65, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (2015). Link to a recording of the presentation

Hosting Stringology 2015

In Stringology 2015 we celebrated Gadi Landua's Birthday. Link to Conference Site

Our paper in CPM 2014

A. Carmel, N. Musa-Lempel, D. Tsur and M. Ziv-Ukelson, The Worst Case Complexity of Maximum Parsimony. Proc. CPM 2014 (The 25th Annual Symposium on Combinatorial Pattern Matching), Moscow, Russia, June 16-18, 2014.