Niv Sabath

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Research Interests

I am interested in the evolutionary processes that shaped the present architecture of genes and genomes. In my PhD I focused on overlapping genes, i.e., pairs of protein-coding genes whose coding regions overlap. I have developed new statistical methods and applied comparative genomics approach to examine how mutation and selection shape the evolution of overlapping genes. This work has lead to the discovery of hidden genes within the genomes of several viruses.


Education and Professional Positions

2010 - 2013 Postdoc with Prof. Andreas Wagner, Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Sciences, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2005 - 2009 PhD., Molecular evolution of overlapping genes, University of Houston, TX, USA
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2004 - 2004 Programmer, Department of Computer Sciences, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
2003 - 2003 Database administrator, Rosetta Genomics, Bioinformatics Department
2001 - 2003 Research assistant, Department of Computer Sciences, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
1999 - 2003 BSc., Computer Science, in the Bioinformatics track, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel