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Ye, Kai Dr.

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The Netherlands

Principal Research

Kai Ye (born at Wuhan, China in 1977, PhD in 2008 at Leiden University, in The Netherlands) is a molecular biologist who turned to bioinformatics during his PhD research. He introduced sequential pattern mining to the field of bioinformatics and the inventor of the Pindel method for detecting short indels and large complex structural variants using next-gen sequence technology.

Since 2009 he has been Assistant Professor in Bioinformatics at the Department of Medical Statistics and Bioinformatics at the Leiden University Medical Centre, in The Netherlands. Kai published over 20 peer reviewed articles.


  • INDEL (insertions and deletions) detection algorithm - Pindel (
  • Large scale data mining and sequence analysis: protein, DNA
  • Pharmacology modeling: mathematical modeling of receptor-receptor, receptor-ligand interaction
  • Homology modeling, MD simulation and docking
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