Prof. Dr. Igor Ulitsky


Academic positionAssociate Professor, Senior Lecturer, Reader
Research fieldsGeneral Genetics, Functional Genome Research,Bioinformatics and Theoretical Biology
KeywordsComputational Biology, RNA Biology, RNA Localization, Chromatin Biology, Long Noncoding RNA

Current contact address

InstitutionMax-Planck-Institut für molekulare Genetik
InstituteDepartment Computational Molecular Biology

Host during sponsorship

Prof. Dr. Martin VingronDepartment Computational Molecular Biology, Max-Planck-Institut für molekulare Genetik, Berlin
Start of initial sponsorship01/12/2021


2021Humboldt Research Award Programme

Nominator's project description

Professor Ulitsky has contributed substantially to a better understanding of the fascinating biology of long non-coding RNAs and of RNA localization in cells. By combining experimental studies with computational tools, he has been able to tackle particularly challenging topics. In Germany, Professor Ulitsky is focusing on the development of computational methods for studying the evolution and functions of long RNA genes and their manifestation in their sequences.