Anne-Katrin Emde - Senior Bioinformatics Scientist

Anne-Katrin Emde joined the New York Genome Center in May 2013 shortly after earning a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics from the International Max Planck Research School for Computational Biology and Scientific Computing in Berlin, Germany. At the NYGC, her focus is on structural variant discovery. She is especially interested in integrating different methodological approaches to structural variant discovery in order to improve our understanding of large-scale genomic alterations in cancer.

Anne-Katrin’s Master studies at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, focused on genome-scale multiple sequence alignment. During a research stay with Roderic Guigó’s lab at the Center for Genomic Regulation Barcelona, Spain, she worked on HMM-based splice site models. Under the supervision of Knut Reinert and Martin Vingron, her Ph.D. work was concerned with the development and implementation of algorithms for the analysis of short read sequencing data, in particular read mapping and variant detection.