Biology and Information Theory Researchers

This is a list of researchers who are interested in biology, information and coding theory. It should be useful to help organize meetings. It is by no means complete! Send me an email if you would like to be on the list or would like the current email list.

A quick guide for building a successful bioinformatics community. PLoS Comput Biol. 2015 11:e1003972. doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003972.

The name of each person is linked to their web site (or pages of information on them) followed by their institutional affiliation (if any) and their location. This is followed by the name of the meeting where I met them. Corrections and updates are welcome!

  1. Chris Adami Michigan State University
  2. Andreas G. Andreou, Johns Hopkins University. NSF Workshop 2008
  3. Stefan Artmann, Institute of Philosophy & Frege Centre for Structural Sciences, Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena, Germany. Jena Life Science Forum 2009
  4. Marcello Barbieri, The Organic Codes: An Introduction to Semantic Biology, Department of Morphology and Embryology, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy. Jena Life Science Forum 2009
  5. Arieh Ben-Naim, Department of Physical Chemistry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem new New as of 2010 Jun 01.
  6. Robert C. Berwick, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. Jena Life Science Forum 2009
  7. Martin Bier, East Carolina University, Dept. of Physics.
  8. William Bialek, Princeton University. Neural decision boundaries for maximal information transmission
  9. Soren Brunak, Center for Biological Sequence Analysis, Department of Systems Biology, Technical University of Denmark. new New as of 2010 Jan 12.
  10. Martin Bossert, Institute of Communications Engineering - Ulm University, Ulm, Germany. Jena Life Science Forum 2009
  11. Stephen F. Bush, "My interest is in nanoscale communication networking in general, and implementing human-engineered nanoscale/molecular communication networks within the body -- using as much of the body's own signaling mechanisms as possible."
  12. Peter Dittrich, Institute of Computer Science, Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena, Germany. Jena Life Science Forum 2009
  13. Sepideh Dolatshahi, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology. email 2014 Jun 10
  14. Andrew W. Eckford, Department of Computer Science and Engineering at York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. NSF Workshop 2008
  15. James Ellis, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA. new New as of 2011 May 31.
  16. Ivan Erill (see Erill and O'Neill, 2009, and Notes on binding site recognition and modeling). University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Department of Biological Sciences, Maryland, USA. New as of 2009 Dec 12.
  17. Keith Farnsworth School of Biological Science, Queens University Belfast, Northern Ireland, new New as of 2013 May 13.
  18. John S. Garavelli, EMBL Outstation EBI, Hinxton, Cambridge, UNITED KINGDOM. BITCS, NSF Workshop 2008
  19. Ivo Grosse, (VOMBAT paper), Institut für Informatik der Martin-LutherUniversität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany. google
  20. Manish K Gupta, Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology Gujarat, India. lab new New as of 2010 May 25.
  21. Hanspeter Herzel, Institute for Theoretical Biology, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin. Jena Life Science Forum 2009
  22. Jan Kim, The Pirbright Institute 2005 workshop: "Aspects of Self-Organization in Evolution", Mathematical Biosciences Institute (MBI) at Ohio State University
  23. Prof. Dr. Bernd-Olaf Küppers, Institute of Philosophy, Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena, Germany. Jena Life Science Forum 2009
  24. Wolfgang Losert, University of Maryland, Department of Physics. new New as of 2010 May 23.
  25. Dónal A. Mac Dónaill, Trinity College Dublin, College Green, Dublin 2. NSF Workshop 2008
  26. Amir Manzour, National Institutes of Health email 2010 Jan 25.
  27. Elebeoba E. May, University of Houston, Houston, TX Cancun 2003, NSF Workshop 2008
  28. Tadashi Nakano, Molecular Communication Technology Group, Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences & Institute for Academic Initiatives, Osaka University, Japan. NSF Workshop 2008
  29. Michael C. O'Neill, (see Erill and O'Neill, Notes on binding site recognition and modeling). University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Department of Biological Sciences, Maryland, USA.
  30. Juergen Pahle, BIOMS / BioQuant, Heidelberg University, Germany; MIB, The University of Manchester, UK. Information transfer in signaling pathways: A study using coupled simulated and experimental data (doi:10.1186/1471-2105-9-139). email 2014 Jun 16
  31. Peter K. Rogan, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, The University of Western Ontario. faculty
  32. Christopher Rose, Brown School of Engineering (News), official page NSF Workshop 2008
  33. Ignacio E.Sánchez, Protein Physiology Laboratory at the Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales - Universidad de Buenos Aires Buenos Aires - Argentina
  34. Yonatan Savir, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot Israel. Ph.D. student of Tsvi Tlusty. new New as of 2010 Jul 11. Hopkins Workshop 2009
  35. Thomas D. Schneider, National Institutes of Health, Frederick, MD. yours truly, the author of this page. BITCS, MBI workshop 2005, Cancun 2003, NSF Workshop 2008, Hopkins Workshop 2009, Jena Life Science Forum 2009, Information Theory meets Biology 2010
  36. Steffen Schober, Institute of Telecommunications and Applied Information Theory - TAIT - Ulm University, Ulm, Germany. Interests, see: InKoMBio. new New as of 2010 Jan 15.
  37. Ryan K. Shultzaberger, UC Berkeley.
  38. John L. Spouge, National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD. BITCS
  39. Gary Stormo, Center for Genome Sciences, Department of Genetics, School of Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis, MO. new New as of 2010 Jan 12.
  40. Peter J. Thomas, Case Western Reserve, Cleveland, Ohio.
  41. Naftali Tishby, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.
  42. Tsvi Tlusty, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot Israel. Hopkins Workshop 2009
  43. Golnaz Vahedi, Genomic Signal Processing at TAMU, New as of 2010 Mar 09.
  44. Chris Watkins (see also lecture, paper, abstract ), Department of Computer Science, University of London, Egham, Surrey. New as of 2009 Nov 05.
  45. Manfred Weick (google, Fifty Years after Claude Shannon). new New as of 2010 Jan 12. 2014 Jun 13: EMAIL CONTACT FAILED
  46. Dr. Hubert P. Yockey (google link), blog. Retired in Maryland. NSF Workshop 2008 Hubert Yockey died on January 31, 2016.
Sources of additional folks:
Relevant groups and meetings from which some of the people on this list came:

Thanks to Stefan Artmann for suggesting to include affiliation and location.

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