Andrzej Kloczkowski, PhD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
The Ohio State University, USA
Andrzej Kloczkowski obtained M.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Warsaw, Poland, and Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. Additionally he received D.Sc. (Habilitation) degree from the Department of Chemistry, University of Warsaw. He obtained postdoctoral training at Stanford University, and worked in the past at the University of Cincinnati, National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, MD, and Iowa State University. He is Principal Investigator in the Battelle Center for Mathematical Medicine in the Research Institute of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, and tenured Professor of Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Professor Kloczkowski’s research focuses on various aspects of computational molecular biology and structural bioinformatics. Areas of interest include systems biology at multiple levels, lattice models of proteins, prediction of protein structure, dynamics and function, protein packing, development of statistical potentials, prediction of binding sites, prediction of phosphorylation and other post-translational modification sites using machine learning methodologies, and application of these methods to various medical problems. During his career, he has authored or co-authored over 140 peer reviewed publications. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. He has been invited to lecture at multiple institutions and conferences in the U.S. and abroad, and served as a reviewer for numerous journals, and several funding agencies, including National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and Foundation for Polish Science. He is on the editorial board of Molecular Biology International, Journal of Glycomics & Lipidomics, and Journal of Postgenomics: Drug & Biomarker Development. He has organized numerous scientific conferences and meetings, e.g. the Zing Conference on Protein and RNA Structure Prediction in Xcaret, Mexico, December 3-7, 2011, and Telluride Workshops on Coarse-Grained Modeling of Structure and Dynamics of Biomacromolecules in 2010 and 2012. Dr. Kloczkowski is the recipient of multiple honors and awards, including: Winner of the National Chemistry Olympiad for high school students in Poland, Excellence Award of the Scientific Secretary of the Polish Academy of Sciences for the Ph.D. Thesis, British Council Fellowship Award, Humboldt Foundation Fellowship Award, and NIH Fellows Award for Research Excellence.
Aspects of computational molecular biology and structural bioinformatics, Lattice models of proteins, Prediction of protein structures, Protein dynamics, Prediction of protein functions, Protein packing and statistical potentials, Prediction of binding sites, prediction of phosphorylation sites, Systems Biology.