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Ming Li

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Ming Li, a professor in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, has been elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. In a statement, the Society described Li as an “influential international leader in the development of bioinformatics algorithms and software.” Li is a co-developer of the PatternHunter homology search algorithm.

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