All the Savvy People

Mostafa Abdellateef tells Susanne Cardwell at the Genome Alberta blog that he got into bioinformatics by taking a postgraduate course aimed at people with science backgrounds who wanted to expand their computational knowledge. Abdellateef, now at the Sun Center of Visual Genomics, is working on a project called Genozymes that aims to find proteins that can break down cellulose. "There is a key high throughput component in this project.

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