Dr. Christine Orengo
Dr. Christine Orengo is an expert in bioinformatics applied to protein structure and evolution. She is a Professor of Bioinformatics at University College London (UCL) and currently leads a research group focused on understanding how protein domains are conserved over evolutionary time and developing methods to predict protein function. Dr. Orengo began her career at UCL, where she was awarded a PhD in Biochemistry in 1984. She went on to work in industry for a short time, did a postdoc at the National Institute of Medical Research and eventually returned to UCL. Notably, her group developed The CATH Protein Structure Classification database in the mid 1990’s, which still provides up-to-date information about the evolutionary relationships between protein domains.
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