My name is Joseph Insana and I started the 4th of January 2000 my PhD here at the EBI, under the supervision of Heikki Lehväslaiho.
I am on an EMBL predoctoral fellowship, registered at Cambridge University.
I come from Italy, where I received my degree from Verona University, in Biotechnologies.
My final year thesis was a bioinformatics project of molecular modelling of a family of plant transmembrane proteins: LHC2 and its relatives CP24, CP26 and CP29, all belonging to photosystem 2. This included sequence alignment analysis and molecular dynamics.
I've now began working mainly in the fields of sequence variation analysis and base-level DNA studies like codon usages and base composition.
My interests try to cover as wide as possible areas of art and science, such as: photography, philosophy, poesy, cryptography, music (I play drums), computer sciences, mythology, biology, literature, linguistics, sociology....
My ultimate goal in biology: learning the DNA language.
More information can be found from: http://www.ebi.ac.uk/~insana/