University of Hong Kong
Institut Cochin INSERM U1016 - CNRS UMR8104 - Université Paris Descartes

A short biography: "Mathematician and physicist, AD moved into experimental microbiology in the early seventies. To understand the rules of gene organisation in Bacteria, AD spearheaded in 1985 a collaboration with computer scientists to bring artificial intelligence techniques into the study of integrated problems in molecular genetics. This convinced him that time was ripe for exploring genomes as wholes, with the help of a decisive effort in computer sciences. In 1987 he put forward the sequencing of the genome of a model bacterium, Bacillus subtilis. This advice was shaped in 1988 into an European collaboration, supported by Japan from 19…

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