Once again, Dr. Marcotte’s work on the human proteome via model organisms was featured in the news. As did The New York Times previously, the Austin American-Statesman discussed the novelty of Dr. Marcotte’s research, which suggests that genes evolve in the same way that species do. He has found conserved genes between yeast and humans. In humans, the genes control angiogenesis (the formation of new blood vessels) and yet yeast do not have blood. The article marks his work as a credit to pure science and revolutionary in its development of new computational methods.
“Edward is a visionary and world leader when it comes to computational data integration, synthesizing biological knowledge by combining diverse strands of information … into association networks that provide fundamental insights into the functional organization and mechanistic basis of important biological processes.” Dr. Andrew Emili of the University of Toronto