Dr. Vladimir Reinharz
Dr. Reinharz completed his PhD studies in Computer Science at McGill University. He is currently pursuing a postdoctoral research at the Computer Science Department of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Ribonucleic acids (RNAs) are ubiquitous in life and perform a vast array of essential functions. Structured RNAs fold into complex three-dimensional configurations to achieve these functions. Dr. Reinharz develops mathematical models to understand the relationship between sequence and structure, to determine the functions of known RNAs and design artificial ones with novel applications.