Panu Juhani Somervuo

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Description of research and teaching

My background is in signal processing, pattern recognition, and machine learning. Before starting to do bioinformatics, I was working with automatic speech recognition and neural networks at Neural Networks Research Centre, Helsinki University of Technology. Year 2005 I moved to Viikki campus of University of Helsinki. During 2005-2010 I did microarray data analysis including detection, gene expression, and array comparative genomic hybridization. Majority of that work was done with custom arrays where I did also the probe design. During that time I participated as a teacher in several microarray courses at UH and IT center CSC, and an Erasmus course in Italy. Year 2010 I joined Metapopulation Research Group to participate in a butterfly sequencing project. I have run NGS teaching courses both at the university and CSC in Finland, at University of Mauritius, Uppsala (Sweden), Cape Town (South Africa), and Bari (Italy). At the moment I am in Otso Ovaskainen's group working to build a taxonomic classifier for DNA data.

Being an engineer, I am interested in machine learning methods and Bayesian modeling. At the same time I am curious to understand biology better.

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Latest publications

  1. PROTAX-Sound: A probabilistic framework for automated animal sound identification

    de Camargo, U. M., Somervuo, P. & Ovaskainen, O. 1 Sep 2017 In : PLoS One. 12, 9, 15 p., 0184048

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  2. Quantifying uncertainty of taxonomic placement in DNA barcoding and metabarcoding

    Somervuo, P., Yu, D. W., Xu, C. C. Y., Ji, Y., Hultman, J., Wirta, H. & Ovaskainen, O. Apr 2017 In : Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 8, 4, p. 398-407 10 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

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Latest activities

  1. Epigenetics, coding and non-coding RNAs - Challenging NGS data

    Somervuo, P. J. (Speaker: Presenter)
    27 Jun 2014

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  2. NGS Assembly Course

    Somervuo, P. J. (Speaker: Presenter)
    5 Sep 2012

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  3. COST training school: Next Generation Sequencing Data Analysis

    Somervuo, P. J. (Speaker: Presenter)
    29 May 2012

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

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Education

Tekn. toht., tietotekniikka

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