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Eugene Myers
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Myers speaking at ISMB 2014
Born
Eugene Wimberly Myers

December 31, 1953 (1953-12-31) (age 67)
Nationality United States
Alma mater University of Colorado at Boulder
Caltech
Awards
  • Kanellakis Award (2001)
  • ISCB Senior Scientist Award (2014)
Scientific career
Fields Computer science
Bioinformatics
Institutions MPI-CBG
Janelia Farm Research Campus
University of Arizona
Thesis A Depth-First search characterization of K-connectivity and its application to connectivity testing (1982)
Doctoral advisor Andrzej Ehrenfeucht

Eugene Wimberly "Gene" Myers, Jr. (born December 31, 1953) is an American computer scientist and bioinformatician, who is best known for contributing to the early development of the NCBI's BLAST tool for sequence analysis.

In 2003, Myers was elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering for pioneering research and leadership in the development of computational methods of genome sequencing and assembly.

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