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Information scientist , researcher

Richard Michael Durbin, British bioinformatics researcher. Achievements include development of bioinformatics for human genome project; development of methods for biological sequence analysis. Recipient Mullard medal Royal Society London, 1994; Fulbright visiting fellow Harvard University, 1982-1983. Fellow: Royal Statistical Society, Royal Society; member: Genetics Society, International Society Computational Biology, Human Genome Organization.

Background

Durbin, Richard Michael was born on December 30, 1960 in London, England. Son of James and Anne Dearnley (Outhwaite) Durbin.

Education

Bachelor in Mathematics, Cambridge (England) University, 1982;Doctor of Philosophy in Biology, Cambridge (England) University, 1987.

Career

Research fellow King's College, Cambridge, 1986-1988. Staff scientist Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, 1990-1996. Principal investigator The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, since 1993, head informatics, deputy director, 1997—2006.

Lucille P. Markey visiting fellow Stanford (California) University, 1988-1990.

Achievements

  • Achievements include co-development of the ACEDB genome database (with Jean Thierry-Mieg). Development of the elastic net methods in neural networks. Research on the nervous system and genome of Caenorhabditis elegans.

Works

Membership

Fellow: Royal Statistical Society, Royal Society. Member: Genetics Society, International Society Computational Biology, Human Genome Organization.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, hiking.

Connections

Married Julie Ahringer. Children: Zoe, Benjamin.

father:
James Durbin

mother:
Anne Dearnley (Outhwaite) Durbin

spouse:
Julie Ahringer

children:
Zoe Durbin

Benjamin Durbin