Computer and data science professor, graduate student win award for their research on functional networks and molecular activity

Mehmet Koyuturk, the Andrew R. Jennings Professor of Computing Sciences, and graduate student Serhan Yilmaz were recently honored for their research on functional networks and kinase activity during the 25th International Conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology. 

Their publication, “Robust inference of kinase activity using functional networks,” was recognized as the best paper submitted to this year’s conference. In their award-winning publication, Koyuturk, Yilmaz and colleagues developed a network-based framework that uses biological data to improve kinase activity inference methods, which may facilitate the advancement of treatment for various neurodegenerative disorders.

Read “Robust inference of kinase activity using functional networks.”