ne PhD position is available at the Bioinformatics Center, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. The PhD position concerns protein structure prediction, and will be in the Structural Bioinformatics group of Associate professor Thomas Hamelryck. The group is an integrated part of the Bioinformatics Center, which is headed by Professor Anders Krogh, employs around sixty scientists (including PhD students) and focuses on non-coding RNA, eukaryotic gene regulation and protein structure prediction. The center provides a modern, pleasant, international working environment with excellent modern facilities, in the heart of Copenhagen.
The project will be supervised by Associate Professor Thomas Hamelryck.

The protein folding problem is of enormous practical, theoretical and medical importance - and in addition forms a fascinating intellectual challenge. The aim of this project is to develop and implement a probabilistic method to infer the structure of proteins, building on various probabilistic models of protein structure developed by the Hamelryck group. The method will also take the dynamic nature of proteins into account, and involves a close collaboration with the statistics department at the university within the interdisciplinary project "Dynamical Systems: Mathematical Modeling and Statistical Methods for the Social, Health, and Natural Sciences" (

Knowledge of programming (C++) and statistics or machine learning. Knowledge of biology, physics or biophysics is a plus, but not a requirement.

The deadline for applications is June 15, 2014

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