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Folker Meyer

Senior Computational Biologist


Folker Meyer is a computational biologist at Argonne National Laboratory and a senior fellow at the Computation Institute at the University of Chicago. He is also the associate division director of the Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology at Argonne National Laboratory.

Meyer was trained as a computer scientists and with that came his interest in building software systems to answer complex biological questions. He is the driving force behind the MG-RAST project.

Research Interests

  • Metagenomics, microbial ecology
  • Distributed computing, cloud computing