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Computer Science Students, Professor Present Genetics Software Developed at Hiram

Louis Oliphant, assistant professor of computer science, and Nicola Pedretti ’16, computer science major, recently presented at RECOMB 2014, a top-tier International Conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology.

The conference took place in Pittsburgh, April 2-5, 2014.

Olipant and Pedretti presented on research they conducted during summer 2013, alongside Matt Pozderac ’16, computer science major, and Brad Goodner, professor of biology. This interdisciplinary team of students and professors developed software used to cluster DNA from multiple organisms and organize data. The software, which originated at Hiram College, is currently being used on several college campuses to help undergraduates in genetics courses.

RECOMB is in its 18th year, and annually attracts 500 computational biologists, graduate students, post-doctorate students and researchers. Pedretti was one of only a small number of undergraduates to attend.

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