Dr Mark Wass
Lecturer in Computational Biology
School of Biosciences
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Mark joined the School of Biosciences in October 2012. He obtained his first degree in Natural Sciences at Cambridge University in 2000 followed by a Masters in Computing at Imperial College London. After a few years working in Industry as an IT consultant Mark studied for a PhD with Prof Mike Sternberg at Imperial (2004-2008) and continued onto a post-doctoral position in the group until 2011. In 2011 Mark was awarded a FEBS Long Term Fellowship to work in the group of Alfonso Valencia at the CNIO (Spanish National Cancer Research Centre, Madrid, Spain).
Mark's research interests are in Structural Bioinformatics particularly the analysis and prediction of protein function, structure and interactions. He is also interested in using such approaches to analyse genetic variation and identify the functional effects that are associated with disease.
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My research is primarily based in protein bioinformatics. I have developed methods for the prediction of protein function (ConFunc and CombFunc – webserver at http://www.sbg.bio.ic.ac.uk/combfunc ) and for the prediction of small molecule binding sites in proteins (3DLigandSite - http://www.sbg.bio.ic.ac.uk/3dligandsite). Recent research has demonstrated the ability to use protein-protein docking tools to predict interactions between proteins. I am increasingly interested in using structural bioinformatics tools to analyse genetic variation and the functional effects that they may have in disease. To pursue this I have collaborated with a number of genome wide association and sequencing studies.back to top