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Sagi Snir                      שגיא   שניר
Institute of Evolution

News

  1. July
    2016
    Eliran and Sagi participated (and gave talks)in the 2nd Computational Genomics Summer Institute that took place at the Institute for Pure & Applied Mathematics (IPAM) at UCLA.
  2. Feb
    2017
    Cryptography and Algorithms in Bioinformatics . A Workshop in Honor of Prof. Benny Chor's 60th Birthday. Organized by Oded Goldreich and Sagi.
  3. July
    2016
    Sagi will be in the program faculty of the Computational Genomics Summer Institute that will take place at the Institute for Pure & Applied Mathematics (IPAM) at UCLA.
  4. May
    2016
    This year, the Israeli Bioinformatic Symposium, will be hosted at University of Haifa. Mark the day: May 18th, 2016. This year we open a tradition of having IBS a hub for Bioinfo people from academy and industry.
  5. January
    2016
    Sagi has won the prestigious grant from the Volkswagen Foundation (VolkswagenStiftung) that is the largest private research funder and one of the major foundations in Germany. Together with his German partner Prof. Burkhard Morgenstern they were awarded 246,000 EURO for three years to study A Maximum-Likelihood approach to Alignment-free Phylogeny Reconstruction .
  6. August
    2015
    Sagi is going for a sabbatical at UCLA to mainly swim but also work (little) with Eliezer Eskin.
  7. May
    2015
    Eliran has won the prestigious IBM research fellowship and will spend the summer at Laxmi Parida's computational genomics group at IBM research center in New York. Good luck Eliran!!
  8. July
    2014
    Our grant proposal Tracing Prokaryotic Evolution via Ordered Orthology was awarded by the Israel Science Foundation. The grant will focus on loss of synteny as an evolutionary signal and will exploit it for several applications such as Phylogenetics, horizontal gene transfer detection, and alike. So we again are looking for students...
  9. Simons Evolution March
    2014
    Sagi will be visiting the workshop Computational Theories of Evolution as part of the Evolutionary Biology and the Theory of Computing program at the the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing at Berkeley.
  10. Bacteria
 tree Oct
    2013
    Our paper Phylo SI: A New Genome Wide Approach for Prokaryotic Phylogeny (with Anton Shifman, Noga Ninyo, and Uri Gophna ) got into Nucleic Acids Research . The paper uses loss of synteny among organisms to construct a phylogeny. It provides greater sensitivity over rRNA based trees, while averaging the signal over the whole genome. Application to Alphaproteobacteria species could find relationship in the Brucella clade that could not be revealed by the 16S tree or the Tree Of Life.
  11. quartet
 approximation Sep
    2013
    Another quartet paper (with Noga Alon and Raphy Yuster ) got into ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (SODA14). The paper, "On the compatibility of quartet trees", shows, using probabilistic arguments, that there is a (very) inconsistent quartet set (O(n log n)-inconsistent, i.e., no tree rejects less than O(n log n) quartets), but every subset of which of size O(n/log(n)) is consistet. We also provide upper and lower bounds to the classical conjecture of Bandelt and Dress (1986) on minimum quartet incompatibility.
  12. Universal PaceMaker Dec
    2012
    Our Universal PaceMaker paper was chosen to the highlight of Nature Reviews Genetics. In brief, we provide a novel evolutionary model that accounts for correlations among gene rates. The rival explanation for gene correlation, the Molecular Clock hypothesis, was found significantly inferior. This finding suggests that all genes at a lineage change their (respective) rate in unison and this ranges to the earliest periods of life on Earth.
  13. Ed symposium Mar
    2012
    A symposium marking the retirement of Prof. Edward Trifonov Bioinformatics: Past, Present, and Future
  14. RECOMB 2012 Dec
    2011
    Our paper (with S. Roch) on upper and lower bounds on horizontal transfer for phylogenetic reconstructibility accepted to RECOMB 2012
  15. IPAM gen 2011 Sep
    2011
    Mathematical and Computational Approaches in High-Throughput Genomics workshop at IPAM, UCLA.
  16. Bioinformatics program Jul
    2010
    We got the U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) and the Israel Science Foundation (ISF) grants. The BSF is jointly with Eugene Koonin from the NCBI, NIH, titled: Analytical framework for a comprehensive analysis of the prokaryotic mobilome.
    The ISF title: Using computational tools for peacing together the tree of life.
  17. IBS 2010 Apr
    2010
    The 13th Israeli Bioinformatics Symposium at Haifa
  18. Bioinformatics program Sep
    2009
    A new M.Sc. Bioinformatics program with evolutionary emphasis at the Department of Evolutionary and Environmental Biology, at the University of Haifa.
  19. quartet
 approximation Sep
    2009
    Our quartet approximation paper (with Raphy Yuster) got into ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (SODA10) , ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (SODA10)).
  20. Darwin bicentenary Jun
    2009
    Celebrating 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his book The Origin of Species , a symposium for the ley audience (in Hebrew). For English version.
  21. Phylogenetics 2009 Jun
    2009
    the Phylogeny Workshop in Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics 22nd-25th June 2009.
     
Sagi SnirDepartment of Evolutionary & Environmental BiologyUniversity of Haifa