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Professor Desmond Higgins


Desmond Higgins

Full Professor Of Bioinformatics
School of Medicine
01 716 6833
University College Dublin, School of Medicine, Conway Institute Belfield Dublin 4


Our laboratory works on Bioinformatics. The main focus is on the development and maintenance of the Clustal package for multiple sequence alignment. This is one of the most widely used bioinformatics applications and was originally written by me in 1988. We also work on transcriptomics and proteomics data analysis and I am a PI in Systems Biology Ireland.


  • BA
    Trinity College Dublin
  • PhD
    Trinity College Dublin