My career in genomics: evolution
Roland Schwarz is a postdoctoral fellow in the Goldman group at the EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI). In this film he describes how he develops statistical and computational methods for the analysis of DNA and amino acid sequences to study evolution. These enable him to better understand the evolutionary relationships between organisms and improve our knowledge of the evolutionary ‘tree of life’.
Roland studied for a diploma (MSc equivalent) in computer science and was originally interested in being a software engineer. However, during his diploma he worked in bioinformatics and found the use of computers to address specific biological problems really interesting. He then did a PhD in computer biology before joining the European Bioinformatics Institute.
This is one of a series of films providing a unique insight into different careers in the field of genomics.
This page was last updated on 2021-07-21
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