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Research Overview

parallel computing, bioinformatics, systems biology, statistics

Research Interests

I am interested in efficient computation, statistics and data visualisation. I work in bioinformatics at Illumina now. Note that this is my personal page. Content here is my own responsibility and not connected to/endorsed by my employer.

I did a post-doc in systems biology at the University of Warwick, where I worked on sequence conservation and Motif finding for regulatory sequences (see here for a video we made about some of this work), and on imaging timeseries analysis and theoretical modelling of the circadian clock and of the cell cycle in single cells.

Before this, I did a Ph.D. and an M.Sc. by research in Computer Science at the Dept. of Computer Science, also at Warwick. I worked on parallel algorithms and string comparison.

Before that, I studied computer science at the University of Chemnitz.


Systems Biology


Davies, N.J. et al., 2015. Analysis of 5’ gene regions reveals extraordinary conservation of novel non-coding sequences in a wide range of animals. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 15(1), p.426. Available at:

Contribution: Some of the analysis in this paper is based on the APPLES promoter sequence analysis software package.


Feillet, C. et al., 2014. Phase locking and multiple oscillating attractors for the coupled mammalian clock and cell cycle. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Available at:

Contribution: Data analysis and visualisation, mathematical modelling.


Laranjeiro, R. et al., 2013. Cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor p20 controls circadian cell-cycle timing. PNAS 2013, published ahead of print April 8. Available at:

Contribution: Bioinformatic sequence analysis and phylogenetic tree construction.


Baxter, L. et al., 2012. Conserved noncoding sequences highlight shared components of regulatory networks in dicotyledonous plants. The Plant Cell, 24(10), pp.3949–3965. Available at:

Contribution: Code and documentation to the APPLES promoter sequence analysis software package.


Picot, E. et al., 2010. Evolutionary analysis of regulatory sequences (EARS) in plants. The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology, 64(1), pp.165–176. Available at:

Contribution: Fast alignment-plot code in C++/Assembler for EARS Web Tool.

Parallel Algorithms


Krusche, P. & Tiskin, A., 2010. New algorithms for efficient parallel string comparison. In the 22nd ACM symposium. New York, New York, USA: ACM Press, pp. 209–216. Available at:

Slides for the talk at SPAA 2010 in Santorini, Greece.

Krusche, P. & Tiskin, A., 2010. Computing alignment plots efficiently. In B. Chapman et al., eds. Parallel Computing: From Multicores and GPU’s to Petascale. pp. 158–165. Available at:

Slides for the talk at ParCo 2009 in Lyon, France.

Slides for the talk at LSD/LAW 2010 at King’s College London.

Krusche, P. & Tiskin, A., 2010. Parallel longest increasing subsequences in scalable time and memory. Parallel Processing and Applied Mathematics, 6067, pp.176–185. Available at:

Slides for the talk at PPAM 2009 in Wroclaw, Poland.

Slides for the talk at the T&MC Workshop 2009.


Krusche, P. & Tiskin, A., 2009. String comparison by transposition networks. Texts in Algorithmics, Vol. 11 of London Algorithmics 2008: Theory and Practice. Available at: and

Slides for the talk at WPCCS’08.


Krusche, P. & Tiskin, A., 2007. Efficient parallel string comparison. In Proceedings of ParCo 2007, vol. 38 of NIC Series. John von Neumann Institute for Computing, pp. 193–200. Available at:

Slides for the talk at ParCo 2007 in Jülich, Germany, 4th of September 2007

Slides for the talk at the AFM seminar at Warwick, 23rd of April 2007


Krusche, P. & Tiskin, A., 2006. Efficient Longest Common Subsequence Computation Using Bulk-Synchronous Parallelism. In Proceedings of ICCSA 2006, LNCS 3984. pp. 165–174.

Slides for the talk given at the PDC’06 workshop at ICCSA 2006 in Glasgow

Slides for the talk given at WPCCS’06


Krusche, P., 2005. Experimental Evalution of BSP Programming Libraries. Parallel Processing Letters, 18(1), pp.7–21.

Slides from the HLPP 2005 workshop at Warwick