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People in the News: Miguel Andrade


The Institute of Molecular Biology, a German research center, has hired Miguel Andrade as a group leader to head its research on the role of genes and proteins in disease.

Andrade joins IMB from the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin, where he headed the computational biology and data mining group. He is also currently a professor in the biology department at Johannes Gutenberg University. Previously, he was an assistant professor in the University of Ottawa's department of medicine, and he led the bioinformatics group at the Ottawa Health Research Institute.

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