Krister M. Swenson My Incarnations
Méthodes et algorithmes pour la bioinformatique
Université de Montpellier
Institut de Biologie Computationnelle

Research Interests

I am interested in the algorithmic, modeling, and combinatorial problems related to evolution. In particular, I develop novel methods for finding evolutionary distances between whole genomes, reconstructing evolutionary histories, and comparing phylogenetic trees. Development of this area requires new algorithms and data structures for string matching, sorting permutations, graph and tree comparison, as well as heuristics and rigorous methods to evaluate those heuristics.

Here is My Publication List.



Program Committees

Journal Referee


Alpha -- ALignment of PHAges

Alpha is a tool designed for detailed comparative study of bacteriophage genomes. Go here for more information.


My colleagues and I have written open source code useful for research on whole genome evolution through reversals (inversions).
Among other things the code:


My dissertation is here (the version with links is here)
My current CV is here.

Pilar de la Torre, the person who sparked my interest in algorithms died from lung cancer November 1st, 2012.