Manolis Kellis


Broad Institute, USA

Manolis Kellis is a Professor of Computer Science at MIT, an Institute Member of the Broad Insti-tute of MIT and Harvard, a member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab at MIT, and head of the MIT Computational Biology Group ( His research spans an unu-sually broad spectrum of areas, including disease genetics, epigenomics, gene circuitry, non-coding RNAs, comparative genomics, and phylogenetics. He has helped direct several large-scale ge-nomics projects, including the Roadmap Epigenomics project, the ENCODE project, the Roadmap Epigenomics Project, the Genotype Tissue-Expression (GTEx) project, and comparative genomics projects in mammals, flies, and yeast. He received the US Presidential Early Career Award in Sci-ence and Engineering (PECASE) by US President Barack Obama, the NSF CAREER award, the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, the Technology Review TR35 recognition, the AIT Niki Award, and the Sprowls award for the best Ph.D. thesis in computer science at MIT. He has authored over 180 journal publications, which have been cited more than 68,000 times. He lived in Greece and France before moving to the US, and he studied and conducted research at MIT, the Xerox Palo Alto Re-search Center, and the Cold Spring Harbor Lab.