University of Ottawa
"Computational genomics of flowering plant evolution"
David Sankoff studied mathematics at McGill University. He presently holds the Canada Research Chair in Mathematical Genomics at the University of Ottawa and was a professor at the Université de Montréal for many years, where he was among the first cohort of researchers at the Centre de recherches mathématiques. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and of the International Society for Computational Biology and a former Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. He is a medalist of the Association Francophone pour le Savoir, recipient of the first Senior Scientist Accomplishment Award by the International Society for Computational Biology and the Weldon Memorial Prize from Oxford University. Dr. Sankoff was founding editor of Language Variation and Change (Cambridge) for twenty years and serves on the editorial boards of a number of bioinformatics, computational biology and linguistics journals. His chief interest in computational biology is in algorithms for comparative genomics.
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