New face: Jonas Paulsen
We are happy that Jonas Paulsen joined IBV as an Associate Professor at the section for Genetics and Evolutionary Biology (EVOGENE) earlier this year.
I have a dual background in both biology and bioinformatics. I did my undergraduate studies in biology at NTNU in Trondheim, and then went on to pursue a Master's degree in Bioinformatics at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. I then returned to Norway to do my PhD at the Radium hospital, and did my postdoctoral work at Department of Molecular Medicine at UiO.
My research focuses on understanding the processes underlying how genomes fold in three dimensions (3D) inside the nucleus, and how this affects the function of the cell. I use computational modeling (typically from Hi-C data) in combination with genomics data to shed light on various aspects of 3D genome organization. My overall goal is to understand and model the processes that govern the organization of the genome, and use these to predict how gene expression works in normal and disease states. On a longer term, I also want to understand how these processes have been shaped by evolution.
I also enjoy programming and collaborate with scientists from different fields in developing scientific software meant for broad use.