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Robert Sugar

Robert Sugar

Graduate Student at the European Bioinformatics Institute

Departments and Institutes

European Bioinformatics Institute:

Research Interests

I obtained my Master's degree in computer science from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics in 2000 with the research focus on mobile agents. After that I worked for Nokia(2000-2004) doing 3G wireless networks and later at Microsoft Research (2004-2010) in Aachen, Germany working on pedestrian navigation, sensor networks, robotics and cloud computing. I was fascinated with biology ever since the Human Genome Project was completed and started taking courses at the MIT OpenCourseWare (2007-2010). I also started my pet research project: GenDiff, a differential compression tool for genetic data. My areas of interest include bacterial genomics, synthetic biology and molecular computation.


  • Bacterial Genomics
  • Functional Genomics
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Systems Biology
  • Chromatin Dynamics