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Altuna Akalin

  • PhD
  • Group Leader/ Head of Bioinformatics Platform
  • Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine
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  • 2424CitationsNumber of citations received by Altuna's publications. Updated daily.

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Research interests

• Analysis of high-throughput sequencing data • Gene regulation and gene regulatory networks • Highly conserved non-coding elements and their regulatory function • Transcription factor binding site prediction • Application of machine learning methods

About

My research focuses on computational genomics of cancer. I develop methods for DNA methylation analysis, RNA-seq analysis and integration of high-throughput genomics datasets.

Groups

Co-authors (1081)

Publications (5)

  • RNA localization is a key determinant of neurite-enriched proteome

    • Zappulo A
    • Van Den Bruck D
    • Ciolli Mattioli C
    • et al.
    N/AReaders
    8Citations
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  • RNA polymerase II primes Polycomb-repressed developmental genes throughout terminal neuronal differentiation

    • Ferrai C
    • Torlai Triglia E
    • Risner-Janiczek J
    • et al.
    N/AReaders
    1Citations
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  • Strategies for analyzing bisulfite sequencing data

    • Wreczycka K
    • Gosdschan A
    • Yusuf D
    • et al.
    N/AReaders
    1Citations
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  • The RNA workbench: Best practices for RNA and high-throughput sequencing bioinformatics in Galaxy

    • Grüning B
    • Fallmann J
    • Yusuf D
    • et al.
    N/AReaders
    7Citations
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  • Widespread activation of antisense transcription of the host genome during herpes simplex virus 1 infection

    • Wyler E
    • Menegatti J
    • Franke V
    • et al.
    N/AReaders
    5Citations
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Professional experience

Group Leader/ Head of Bioinformatics Platform

Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine

March 2014 - Present

Postdoctoral Fellow

Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research

April 2013 - March 2014(a year)

Senior Research Associate

Weill Medical College of Cornell University

July 2012 - April 2013(9 months)

Postdoctoral Associate

Weill Medical College of Cornell University

September 2010 - July 2012(2 years)

Resarch Assistant/Fellow

Uni Computing

September 2005 - September 2010(5 years)

Visiting Student Researcher

RIKEN Omics Science Center

September 2007 - December 2007(3 months)

Research Intern

Computer Science Department, Ohio State University

July 2004 - September 2004(2 months)

Research intern

Linnaeus Bioinformatics Centre, Uppsala University

June 2004 - July 2004(a month)

Education

PhD

Universitetet i Bergen - University of Bergen

August 2005 - April 2010(5 years)

B.Sc (Bioengineering)

Sabanci Üniversitesi - Sabanci University

September 2001 - June 2005(4 years)