Professor, Jan Komorowski

Dr. Jan Komorowski is Full Professor and Chair of Bioinformatics at Uppsala University.  He is an international leader in the area of Artificial Intelligence for Life Sciences.  His research focuses on modelling biological systems from big genomic data by using and developing machine learning and statistical methods.  The aims of his research are twofold: to contribute to automation of the modelling process and to make discoveries in life sciences.  At the center of his work are models of complex regulatory mechanisms as they change in response to genetic and environmental factors.  His research laboratory and students pursue studies of, among others, transcriptome data, mutation and DNA modification data, metabolomics, screening and clinical data in the context of cancer, diabetes and viral diseases.  

Dr. Komorowski was Assistant Professor at Harvard University, Adjunct Professor at MIT, and Full Professor of Computer Science at the Norwegian Institute of Technology in Trondheim, Norway.  In 2002 he was appointed Full Professor and Chair of Bioinformatics at Uppsala University and Director of the Linnaeus Centre for Bioinformatics that he lead until 2010.  He was Visiting Professor at Åbo Akademi University in Turku, Finland.  He received the honorary title of Kurt Mothes Visiting Professorship of Martin Luther University in Halle, Germany, in 2018.  Dr. Komorowski is also a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Computer Science, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa.

Dr. Komorowski has published extensively, among others, in Nature Genetics, Genome Research, Nature, Nucleic Acid Research, and Bioinformatics.  His current h-indices are: 29 - Web of Science and 43 - Google Scholar.  20 PhD’s graduated under his advisorship.  He is extensively cited: 7,191 citations by Web of Science and 14,284 by Google Scholar.  Dr. Komorowski currently holds a prestigious NIH award to develop computational models of immune protection by SIV/HIV vaccines, is a Senior Program Committee Member of the IJCAI 2019 and chairs the Science for Life Laboratory Summit AI for Life Sciences.