Takis Benos received his undergraduate degree
in Mathematics but later he was attracted to Molecular Biology.
He earned a PhD degree from the
Biology, University of Crete for his work on the molecular
cloning and phylogenetic characterization of alcohol dehydrogenase
genes in Diptera. His post-graduate work included genome
analysis and annotation of Drosophila melanogaster with
Michael Ashburner (at EMBL-EBI,
Cambridge, U.K.); and the development of probabilistic algorithms
for modelling protein-DNA interactions with
in St. Louis). In 2002 he joined
University of Pittsburgh
and he is currently an Associate Professor at the
Computational & Systems Biology, School of Medicine.
Since December 2009, he is also co-Director of the
PhD Program in Computational Biology.
His research interests are in the area of computational and systems
biology and in particular in the study of gene regulatory networks
and their evolution. His work has been published in many peer-reviewed
journals such as Nature, Science, PLoS Computational Biology,
Genome Research, Genome Biology, etc.
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