We are pleased to announce Prof. Peter F. Stadler as our third keynote speaker for the LA-SCS.
Prof. Stadler grew up in Bern village (Lower Austria). He studied chemistry, mathematics, physics and astronomy at the University of Vienna. In 1990 he received his PhD with Peter Schuster in chemistry. 1990-1991 he was a postdoctoral fellow with Manfred Eigen (Nobel Prize in Chemistry) at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry. He habilitated in 1994 in Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Vienna, where he worked until 2002, most recently as an associate professor. Stadler is since September 2002 Professor for Bioinformatics at the University of Leipzig, External since 1994 Faculty Member of the Santa Fe Institute and since 2010 corresponding member abroad, the math and science of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Also, since 2010 he is External Scientific Member of the Max Planck Society affiliated with the MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences. The general theme of his research is the search for a consistent understanding of biological processes (with an emphasis on (molecular) evolution) at the genotypic, phenotypic, and dynamical level. The techniques range from the analysis of the dynamical systems arising in chemical kinetics and population genetics, to large scale simulations of RNA evolution and the analysis of viral sequence data, to knowledge- based protein potentials, and to algebraic combinatorics applied to the study of fitness landscapes. He is one of the most cited structural and evolutionary biologists in Germany.
If you want to know more about Prof. Stadler you can check his laboratory webpage http://www.bioinf.uni-leipzig.de/.