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Cambridge, MA – Katie Bakewell, Senior Statistician, for NLP Logix, was recently recognized by the International Conference on DNA Computing and Molecular Computing by being invited to present her research at their annual conference.  This year the conference was held at the Wyss Institue for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University.

“It was a great honor to represent the University of North Florida and the work Dr. Daniela Genova, professor UNF, Sudam Surasinghe, a fellow student and I did at the Conference” said Katie Bakewell.

Bakewell and her team’s research focused on using DNA Graphs, which is the application of DNA sequencing, to solving a Postman Problem, which is to find a shortest closed path or circuit that visits every edge of a connected, directed graph.  The result of their work was presented during the conference which was held August 17th through the 21st.

“I really enjoyed having the opportunity to visit Harvard as well as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology” said Bakewell.  “While the math and computing were challenging in our work, it was nothing compared to trying to drive the large SUV I had to rent and drive on all those tight curvey roads.”

The team at NLP Logix is extremely proud of Katie for her work and most importantly, happy she made it back home to Jacksonville safe and sound.

For more information on the conference go to this link: http://dna21.wyss.harvard.edu/poster-session-2

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