Manolis Kellis (Kamvysselis)
manoli@mit.edu

Spotlight:

Now:
Postdoc positions available

Sep 2013:
My TEDx talk on Genomics and Medicine

Coming up:
RECOMB Regulatory
and Systems Genomics 2013
in Toronto


Sep 2012:
6.047/6.878 Computational Biology:
Genomes, Networks, Evolution


Sept 2012:
Luke's paper in Science and The Economist

Sept 2012:
ENCODE papers in Nature,
Genome Biology, Genome Research,
and Genome Research

July 2012:
Daniel's paper on the cover of Nature Methods.

July 2012:
Mukul's paper in ISMB2012

Past spotlights




Manolis Kellis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor with tenure
MIT Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Department

MIT Computational Biology Group, head
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Stata Center - 32D.524 - 617.253.2419 (contact)

Awards:
- Presidential Early Career Award (PECASE)
- Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Award
- National Science Foundation CAREER Award
- AIT Niki Award for Science and Engineering
- Technology Review TR35 Top Young Innovators
- Ruth and Joel Spira Teaching Award
- MIT Sprowls Award for Best PhD Thesis in Computer Science

Our group at MIT aims to further our understanding of the human genome by computational integration of large-scale functional and comparative genomics datasets. (1) We use comparative genomics of multiple related species to recognize evolutionary signatures of protein-coding genes, RNA structures, microRNAs, regulatory motifs, and individual regulatory elements. (2) We use combinations of epigenetic modifications to define chromatin states associated with distinct functions, including promoter, enhancer, transcribed, and repressed regions, each with distinct functional properties. (3) We use dynamics of functional elements across many cell types to link regulatory regions to their target genes, predict activators and repressors, and cell type specific regulatory action. (4) We combine these evolutionary, chromatin, and activity signatures to dramatically expand the annotation of the non-coding genome, elucidate the regulatory circuitry of the human and fly genomes, and to revisit previously uncharacterized disease-associated variants, providing mechanistic insights into their likely molecular roles.

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Funding -
NIH.R01 - Motif discovery in human
NSF.CAREER - Comparative genomics
NIH.RC2 - modENCODE data integration
NIH.RC1 - Epigenome integrative analysis
ENCODE - Chromatin marks in human
EDACC - ENCODE data integration
cisreg - TFs and Chromatin in Fly
NIH.RC1 - smallRNAs and Chromatin
GENCODE - Gene identification in human
NSF.TreeOfLife - Phylogenomics
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PhD Thesis - Received Sprowls award for best PhD thesis in CS
Masters Thesis - Imagina: Sketch-based image retrieval (applets)
Crust - 3D surface reconstruction (more info)
3D Morphing - Polygon-based 3D model morphing
ECI Morph - Gaussian morphing 2D convex shapes
Chars - Character Recognition in Curvature Space
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 Computational Biology - Selected Publications
 Integrative Genomics  and  Comparative Genomics
HumanSelection - Evidence of regulatory turnover in the human genome
ENCODE - Integrative analysis of the human ENCODE project
29 mammals - A high-resolution map of evolutionary constraint in the human genome
modENCODE - Functional elements and regulatory circuits in fly
12flies - Evolutionary signatures for systematic genome interpretation in fly
Disease Mapping - Interpreting noncoding genetic variation in complex traits and disease
HaploReg - Interpreting disease-associated SNPs in the human genome
4yeasts - Gene identification and motif discovery in yeast
GTEx - Genotype-Expression association across 40 tissues
Other - Dog - Neurospora - Drosophila - Platypus - modENCODE
ENCODE 101 - Errors - Schizo - Glaucoma - 8candida
 Epigenomics and Chromatin regulation
Chromatin Dynamics - Human chromatin state dynamics, enhancer networks, and disease
Chromatin States - Combinatorial chromatin patterns for genome annotation
TF-Chrom - Interplay of Chromatin States, TF binding, and Regulatory Motifs
ChromHMM - Automating chromatin-state discovery and characterization
Smell neurons - Epigenetic signature of monoallelic expression in olfactory neurons
Fly landscape - Chromatin landscape of Drosophila genes and regulatory elements
Human Enhancers - Tissue-specific enhancers in multiple human cell types
Other - Enhancers - Integration - Nucleosomes - Lamina - ChIP-Seq - Stalling
Embryo - Roadmap - GATA - ChromReg - Fly Insulators
 Regulatory Motifs
Motif dissection - Dissection of regulatory motifs in 2000 human enhancers
Motif selection - Regulatory motif instance variation in human and fly
Parallel Assays - Massively parallel dissection of human enhancers
Human Motifs - De novo TF/miRNA motif discovery in human
Motif Targets - Using motifs to infer regulatory networks in fly
Fly CisReg - A cis-regulatory map of the Drosophila genome
Other - Long motifs - Yeast Motifs - Motif Pairs - Heart Beat - Position Selection - Yeast Code
 Regulatory Networks
Network Deconvolution - Network Deconvolution to distinguish direct dependencies
Meta-Networks - The wisdom of crowds in network inference
Network Inference - Integrative inference of regulatory networks
Network Motifs - Discovering large motifs using symmetry-breaking conditions
SubMAP - Aligning large pathways with subnetwork mapping
Network Evol - Post whole-genome duplication (WGD) network evolution
 Regulatory non-coding RNAs
ncRNAs - Computational analysis of non-coding RNAs
RNAshape - RNA folding with soft constraints integrating experimental evidence
AntiSense-miRs - Discovery of a new class of anti-sense functional microRNAs
microRNAs - Comparative identification of microRNAs in fly
lincRNAs - Chromatin reveals a new class of long intergenic non-coding RNAs
Other - endo-siRNAs - miR-targets - piRNAs - platypus - cancer - Structures - adipogenesis - heart - Tasmanian
 Protein-coding genes
Readthrough - Evidence of abundant stop codon readthrough in animal genomes
Overlapping - Excess synonymous constraint in 10,000 protein-coding exons in human
PhyloCSF - Phylogenetic evidence of protein-coding evolutionary signatures
Drosophila - Revisiting fly genome: new genes and exons, unusual gene structures
Signatures - Comparing evolutionary and single-species metrics
Other - Revisiting Human and Yeast - CCDS - MassSpec - GENCODE
Gene and Genome Evolution
DupLossCoal - Joint modeling of gene duplication, loss, and incomplete lineage sorting
Phylogenomics - Bayesian gene-tree phylogenomic reconstruction
Phylogeny - Learning common gene-tree properties to overcome sparse information
Sub-gene - Domain-level evolution reveals abundant gene fusion and fission events
TreeFix - Statistically informed gene-tree error correction using a species tree
RangerDTL - Duplication, Horizontal Transfer and Loss reconciliation modeling
Innovation - Three periods of regulatory innovation in vertebrate evolution
Duplication - Proof and analysis of Whole-Genome Duplication (WGD) in yeast
Other - FishDup - FlyEvo - Platypus - Candida - Birds - Cholera - No Sex - Yeast Expr - Arboretum
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