René L Warren


Membrane protein crystallization experiments under micro-gravity

aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour

Photo René Warren

Cape Canaveral FL 1995

Researcher with extensive experience in computational biology, prolific scientific research author and regular reviewer for genomics and bioinformatics journals

In his career, he has been at the forefront of innovation, pioneering a number of bioinformatic “firsts”. Among those, SSAKE, the first algorithm for genome assembly with short DNA sequences. Algorithms of SSAKE are the core of many genomics applications and their designs continue to inspire new-generation technologies (above). Applications of the software extend beyond genome assembly; The innovative technology was applied to profiling T-cell metagenomes, targeted de novo genome sequence assembly (TASR), HLA typing (HLAminer and NMDP Be The Match), breakpoint  detection in cancer, genome scaffolding with long reads (LINKS & ARCS), proteome assembly (PASS) and was key to the discovery of Fusobacterium in colon cancer, a finding designated as one of the top 10 medical breakthroughs of 2011 by Time magazine. Continue reading...

A hobbyist photographer and videographer, avid hiker and kayaker, René est un scientifique dans l'âme qui instille avec enthousiasme sa passion pour la recherche