Dr Emre Karakoc
Emre is interested in the development of novel computational methods for the analysis of large-scale functional genomics datasets to understand the effects of the somatic variants in cancer evolution, development and response to therapies. He is also interested in the identifaciton of the key genetic dependencies in cancer and related therapeutic markers. Emre completed his Ph.D. on Computer Science at Simon Fraser University, Canada on combinatorial algorithms, focusing on the development of novel algorithms for RNA structure prediction and functional clustering, with an application to the classification of biomolecules and small chemical compounds. During his postdoctoral studies at the University of Washington, he worked on structural variants and copy number variants in the context of complex diseases, such as Autism. Later in Max Planck Institute, he worked on evolutionary genetics and computational methods for admixture and introgression.