Andreas Henschel

Andreas Henschel Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Assistant Professor - Computing & Information Science
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Assistant Professor - Computing & Information Science

Phone Number: +1-617-301-0146

  • Since 2011: Assistant Professor at Masdar Institute, Computing and Information Science, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Visiting Scholar at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Partnership with Prof. Martin Polz
  • 2009 - 2011 Postdoctoral Researcher in Technology Forecasting with Prof. W. L. Woon at Masdar Institute, Computing and Information Science, Abu Dhabi, UAE; in Partnership with Prof. S. Madnick, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA
  • 2008 - 2009 Postdoctoral Researcher in Protein Bioinformatics with Prof. M. Schroeder, Computer Science (BioTec), TU Dresden, Germany
  • 2008: PhD in Bioinformatics, Thesis title: ``A structural classification of protein-protein interactions for detection of convergently evolved motifs and for prediction of protein binding sites on sequence level'', Computer Science (BioTec) TU Dresden
  • 2003 - 2004: Scionics Computer Innovation, Bioinformatics Service for Max Planck Institute for Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden
  • 2002: Graduation as M.Sc. in Computational Logic, Computer Science Faculty, TU Dresden


Algorithms in Bioinformatics, planned for  fall 2012


Advisor to Current Masdar Institute Students

  • Shaima Zarreen       
  • Aziza Sarhan Al Sawafi       
  • Tesfagabir Meharizghi       
  • Ya-Chen Chang       
  • Puskar Budhathoki   
  • May Oudah  (PhD)
  • Vimitha Manohar (PhD)


Research Interest / Research Projects

  • Machine Learning/Data Mining in Bioinformatics
  • Omics data integration
  • Algorithms for DNA sequence analysis,
  • Combined functional and phylogenetic genome analysis
  • metabolic pathway reconstruction/prediction, network analysis using graph theory approaches
  • Identification of transporter genes
  • Genome assembly
  • Computational analysis of microbial communities in Bioenergy systems
  • Diversity analysis
  • Functional comparative genomics, 
  • Meta-'Omics data integration (Metagenomics, Metatranscriptomics, Metametabolomics)
  • Modeling microbial community dynamics (taxon interactions)
  • Application: modeling of microbial communities in open pond algae systems,
  • Classification of protein-protein interactions
  • Ontologies
  • Text Mining/Information Retrieval/Technology Forecasting
  • Optimization: Heuristic algorithms (Genetic algorithms), Lagrange Relaxation
  •  Physical Design in 3D integrated circuits: floor planning, graph theory


Selected Publications

  • Andreas Henschel, Christof Winter, Wan Kyu Kim, and Michael Schroeder. Using structural motif descriptors for sequence-based binding site prediction. BMC Bioinformatics, 2007.
  • Christof Winter, Andreas Henschel, Wan Kyu Kim, and Michael Schroeder. SCOPPI: a structural classification of protein-protein interfaces. Nucleic Acids Res, 34(Database issue):310-314, Jan 2006.
  • Andreas Henschel, Frank Buchholz, and Bianca Habermann. DEQOR: a web-based tool for the design and quality control of siRNAs.Nucleic Acids Res, 32(Web Server issue):310-314, Jan 2004.