Paulien Hogeweg Academic

Paulien Hogeweg (born 1943) is a Dutch theoretical biologist and complex systems researcher studying biological systems as dynamic information processing systems at many interconnected levels. Together with Ben Hesper she coined the term Bioinformatics in 1970 as the study of informatic processes in biotic systems. The first use of this now so popular term was identified by the Oxford English dictionary. In her research she stands out as a pioneer, being the first to develop new concepts and computational approaches in various areas of biology. Paulien Hogeweg founded the Theoretical Biology & Bioinformatics group at Utrecht University in 1977 and has been its group leader until 2009. She graduated from the University of Amsterdam in 1969 and received her PhD at Utrecht University in 1976 on the thesis "Topics in Biological Pattern Analysis" on biological pattern formation and pattern recognition. The first part of her scientific career she collaborated intensively with Ben Hesper.

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1. University of Amsterdam Colleges/University

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Spui 21, 1012 WX - Amsterdam, North Holland
2012. 19,124
2010. 20,185
2012. 10,659
2010. 12,554
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2014. 1.91 K €
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