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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Curriculum Vitae

Latest publications

  1. Phytotoxin produced by the netted scab pathogen, Streptomyces turgidiscabies strain 65, isolated in Sweden

    Natsume, M., Nagagata, A., Aittamaa, M., Okaniwa, N., Somervuo, P., Fiedler, H-P., Kreuze, J. F., Rokka, V-M., Bang, H., Kawaide, H. & Valkonen, J. P. T. Mar 2018 In : Journal of General Plant Pathology. 84, 2, p. 108-117 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. Carrion fly-derived DNA metabarcoding is an effective tool for mammal surveys: Evidence from a known tropical mammal community

    Rodgers, T. W., Xu, C. C. Y., Giacalone, J., Kapheim, K. M., Saltonstall, K., Vargas, M., Yu, D. W., Somervuo, P., McMillan, W. O. & Jansen, P. A. Nov 2017 In : Molecular Ecology Resources. 17, 6, p. e133-e145 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. 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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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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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