DCS faculty member Michael Brudno has been awarded a 2010 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship.
These awards are
intended to enhance the careers of the very best young faculty members in specified fields of science. This year, 118 fellowships were awarded in 7 fields: neuroscience, mathematics, molecular biology, chemistry, economics, physics, computer science. Mike's Sloan is in Molecular Biology (one of 12 molecular biology recipients across North America, and one of only five University of Toronto recipients in all disciplines).
Mike and his team are developing computational methods that will reliably detect genomic differences among humans using next-generation sequencing, a technology that is dramatically changing the way biologists acquire and analyse genomic data. Such advanced tools promise to revolutionize diagnostics and improve medical treatment.
See the full listing of 2010 Sloan Fellows here, and the U of T story here. Congratulations, Mike!