The Orengo Group is an academic research group located in the Darwin Building at University College, London (UCL). Most of the research within the group falls within the field of Bioinformatics (computational analysis of biological systems), although there are also links and collaborations to other scientific disciplines such as Biochemistry, Biology and Computer Science.
Professor Christine Orengo
I studied Chemical Physics at Bristol University and obtained a BSc (Hons) degree. Following that I became more interested in medical and biological topics obtaining an MSc in Medical Physics from the University of Aberdeen and a PhD in Biochemistry from University College London, in 1984. After working for a short time in industry, I worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the National Institute of Medical Research until 1990. After that I joined the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at UCL and in 1995 I was awarded an MRC Senior Fellowship in Bioinformatics which has now been extended until 2005. In 2002 I was promoted to the position of Professor of Bioinformatics. My main research interests focus on bioinformatics which could be described as the theoretical analysis of genes, proteins and biological systems using computational methods. I have also co-edited a textbook entitled Bioinformatics: Genes, Proteins and Computers published by BIOS in 2003.