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. Time-frequency warping of spectrograms applied to bird sound analyses

    Somervuo, P., 4 May 2019, In : Bioacoustics. 28, 3, p. 257-268 12 p.

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  2. Protax-fungi: a web-based tool for probabilistic taxonomic placement of fungal internal transcribed spacer sequences

    Abarenkov, K., Somervuo, P., Nilsson, R. H., Kirk, P. M., Huotari, T., Abrego, N. & Ovaskainen, O., Oct 2018, In : New Phytologist. 220, 2, p. 517-525 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  3. Animal Sound Identifier (ASI): software for automated identification of vocal animals

    Ovaskainen, O., de Camargo, U. M. & Somervuo, P., Aug 2018, In : Ecology Letters. 21, 8, p. 1244-1254 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Latest activities

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

    Panu Juhani Somervuo (Speaker: Presenter)
    27 Jun 2014

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

  2. NGS Assembly Course

    Panu Juhani Somervuo (Speaker: Presenter)
    5 Sep 2012

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

  3. COST training school: Next Generation Sequencing Data Analysis

    Panu Juhani Somervuo (Speaker: Presenter)
    29 May 2012

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

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