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Tute Genomics appoints Dr. Mingfu Zhu as Director of Bioinformatics
Date:12/3/2013

analysis of structural variation in genome-wide microarray data.

Dr. Zhu shares this interest in understanding how structural variation in human genomes affects disease susceptibility.  As the creator of one of the best all-around tools for determining structural variation, ERDS, which stands for estimation by read depth with single-nucleotide variants, he has helped numerous researchers pinpoint causal structural variants.  Tute's interpretation pipeline is one of only a small number of analytical tools designed to accommodate such findings, supporting the reading of structural variation by utilizing a unique ANNOVAR file format.  With Tute now being used by researchers in both the academic and private sector for analysis of conditions where copy number variations have significant impact, the team's expertise will enable Tute to open a new door in the pathway to disease recognition and discovery.

About Mingfu Zhu:

Dr. Mingfu Zhu leads the bioinformatics team at Tute Genomics. He is responsible for bioinformatics research and development leading to more accurate, robust and faster pipelines for analyzing and interpreting personal genomes. Dr. Zhu has extensive experience in analyzing large-scale genomic data, with specialized expertise in structural variation. Before joining Tute, Dr. Zhu was an Assistant Professor in the Center for Human Genome Variation at Duke University Medical Center. His research interests at Duke were in the multi-disciplinary field of computational genomics and statistical genetics. Dr. Zhu developed ERDS, a tool for the detection of copy number variations using next generation sequence data. He received postdoctoral training in bioinformatics at Duke University. Dr. Zhu obtained a Ph.D. in mathematics from Clemson University and a BS in mathematics from University of Science and Technology of China.

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