Karel Sedlář wins the Falling Walls Lab Prague

On 2 June, the DAAD held its second edition of the Falling Walls Lab Prague in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut. 

7 aspiring researchers pitched their innovative ideas in front of a renowned jury. The presentations dealt with various topics from different fields, e.g. computing, education and political science. 

The winner of the Prague Lab qualified for the Falling Walls Lab Finale which takes place in Berlin on 8 November 2016.

Meet the winner:

1. Place: Karel Sedlář, Czech, Brno University of Technology

Breaking the Wall of Microbiome Visualization

Current metagenomics handles enormous volumes of sequence data. Unfortunately, standard character based techniques for data binning suffer from high computational demands and stochastic nature. 

The solution can be found in transformation of character based sequence data into species specific numeric vectors that can be processed by proposed deterministic algorithm with linear complexity.


Meet the jury:

Prof. RNDr. Roman Grill, CSc. Department of Physics, Charles University Prague (chair), Member of the Czech section of Humboldt-Club

RNDr. Hana Sychrová, DrSc., Department of Physiology, Czech Academy of Science, Prague, Member of the Council for Research and Development (advisory board for the Czech gouvernement)

Dr. Knuth Noke, vice-head of the Goethe-Institute Prague, head of the language department

Mgr. Ivana Špeciánová, Department of Economics and Science, German Ambassy, Prague

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