About Michael Thomas Wolfinger

My research covers different aspects of algorithmic RNA bioinformatics, involving:

  • Prediction of RNA secondary structures
  • RNA folding dynamics and (re-)folding pathways
  • In silico design of riboswitches for synthetic RNA biology
  • RNA regulation in bacteria, archaea, and viruses
  • Comparative genomics and virus evolution
  • Discrete energy landscapes of biopolymers
  • Equilibrium and non-equilibrium properties of complex disordered systems
  • Efficient sampling strategies

I collaborate with biologists and clinical scientists in next-generation sequencing (NGS) projects, thereby developing software tools like ViennaNGS, a collection of Perl Modules for NGS analysis. Being passionate about Linux, open source software and Web standards, I love to code in C and Perl6.

Alongside my day job as a research scientist, I give lectures in algorithmic bioinformatics and Web Services at the Vienna University of Applied Sciences.