Marcotte’s project focuses on what he sees as the next step in “next-generation” genome sequencing technology.
From deep within the genomes of organisms as diverse as plants, worms and yeast, scientists have uncovered new genes responsible for causing human diseases such as cancer and deafness.
A newly installed next-generation genome analysis technology will help scientists at The University of Texas at Austin rapidly catalog large genomes and further push the boundaries of genomic research.
Marcotte Honored As Outstanding Young Investigator by Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas
In recognition of past contributions to and future promise in the field of functional genomics and bioinformatics, University of Texas at Austin Professor Edward Marcotte will receive a 2008 Edith and Peter O'Donnell Award from The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST).
Scores of scientists from dozens of institutions gave one percent of the human genome a thorough going over as the start of the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) project. The headlines from the results, published in June in Nature, were that there's a lot more going on in the genome that had been thought. It's… » Continue Reading