UC Davis Genome Center
Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Torgeir R. Hvidsten is a professor in bioinformatics at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and is spending his sabbatical in the Brady Lab, UC Davis (August 2019 - June 2020). He completed his master studies in computer science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 2000, and his PhD in bioinformatics at Linnaeus Center for Bioinformatics, Uppsala University, Sweden in 2004. He was an assistant professor at Umeå Plant Science Center, Umeå University before moving back to Norway in 2012. 

His research focuses on utilizing large genomics datasets to model how genes interact in regulatory networks and how such networks give rise to properties characteristic to individuals and species. He specifically works on the regulatory network underlying wood formation to better understand the evolution of trees and what it means to be a tree.

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