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People in the News: Manolis Kellis


Manolis Kellis, an associate professor in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's electrical engineering and computer science department, has received the 2011 Niki Award from the Athens Information Technology's Center of Excellence for Research and Education.

Kellis, who heads MIT's computational biology group, is involved in computational biology, genomics, epigenomics, gene regulation, and genome evolution research. His group explores the functional building blocks of the human genome, their interconnections, and their association with disease and health phenotypes.

The annual Niki award honors Greeks or personalities of Greek descent who are internationally recognized for their contributions to science and technology.

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