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Professor Mirny's research focuses on computational structural and system biology. His multidisciplinary approach combines first-principle physics with the analysis of biological systems such as genes, proteins, and metabolic pathways. His efforts in computational structural biology involve the development of novel computational tools to analyze and predict structures of proteins, their complexes, and protein-DNA interactions. In these studies, Professor Mirny seeks to identify amino acids that determine specific DNA recognition, to test these predictions in future experiments, and to find methods to engineer proteins with novel biological functions. His research seeks to extract efficiently biological knowledge from experimental genomic and proteomic data and to develop a fundamental understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in cellular regulation, which aims to reconstruct the cell's entire regulatory network-a goal of both genomics and bioinformatics research.
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