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Jan Komorowski

Natural Sciences Fellow, SCAS.
Senior Professor of Bioinformatics, Uppsala University

Jan Komorowski 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. 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 other things, transcriptome data, mutation and DNA modification
data, metabolomics, screening and clinical data in the context of cancer, diabetes and viral diseases.

Komorowski holds a Senior Professorship in Bioinformatics at Uppsala University. He was an Assistant
Professor at Harvard University, Adjunct Professor at MIT, and Full Professor of Computer Science at
the Norwegian Institute of Technology in Trondheim. In 2002, he was appointed Full Professor and
Chair of Bioinformatics at Uppsala University and Director of the Linnaeus Centre for Bioinformatics,
which he led until 2010. He was Visiting Professor at Åbo Akademi University in Turku. Since 2020,
he has been an Affiliate Scientist at University of Washington’s Washington National Primate Research
Center, Seattle. In 2018, he received the honorary title of Kurt Mothes Visiting Professorship at Martin
Luther University in Halle-Wittenberg. Komorowski is also a Visiting Professor at the Institute of
Computer Science, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw.

Komorowski has published extensively in, for example, Nature Genetics, Genome Research, Nature,
Nucleic Acid Research, Nature Communications and Bioinformatics. His current h-indices are: 30 - Web
of Science and 45 - Google Scholar. 20 PhD students have graduated under his advisership. He is exten-
sively cited: over 7,500 citations by Web of Science and almost 16,000 by Google Scholar. Komorowski
currently holds a prestigious NIH award to develop computational models of immune protection by SIV/
HIV vaccines, and is Area Chair of the 2021 International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence. In
2019, he chaired the Science for Life Laboratory Summit AI for Life Sciences.

This information is accurate as of the academic year 2020-21.