Dr. Søren Brunak is Professor of Bioinformatics at the Technical University of Denmark and Professor of Disease Systems Biology at the University of Copenhagen. Professor Brunak is the founding Director of the Centre for Biological Sequence Analysis, which was formed in 1993 as a multidisciplinary research group of molecular biologists, biochemists, medical doctors, physicists, and computer scientists. Søren Brunak has been highly active within biological data integration, where machine-learning techniques have often been used to integrate predicted or experimentally established functional genome, metagenome and proteome annotation.
Professor Brunak’s current research also combines molecular level systems biology and healthcare sector data such as electronic patient records and biobank questionnaires. The aim is to group and stratify patients not only from their genotype, but also phenotypically based on the clinical descriptions in the medical records. An additional focus area is now adverse drug reactions.
Søren Brunak is member of EMBO and of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters.