Tim Hubbard

Informatics

Tim's primary research interest used to be predicting protein structures and protein design. However, in 1997 he was 'kidnapped' to look after the annotation of the human genome. Tim is currently head of informatics at the Sanger Institute and is responsible for the institute's efforts in annotating the human genome and other vertebrate genomes (e.g. mouse, zebrafish etc.). This includes the Ensembl project (www.ensembl.org) at the Sanger Institute - a collaboration with the European Bioinformatics Institute - which provides researchers with tools to access freely available genome data. He has maintained his protein research partly through co-organising international protein prediction experiments that assess the progress of research into how proteins fold in three dimensions (CASP), but his research group now focuses on predicting functional elements in genome sequence using machine learning techniques.

Tim Hubbard

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