Tim Kunz, an undergraduate researcher in our lab since 2014, has won the Fred Wedler award for Outstanding Undergraduate Dissertation in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. Tim recently graduated with a B.Sc. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. His honors thesis is entitled “Visualizing and understanding chromatin organization using self-organizing maps”, and describes a new machine-learning approach to visualizing chromatin interaction
data from Hi-C experiments. He will present his research at the upcoming 3-D genome organization session at the Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference.