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Fritz Sedlazeck, PhD

Title: 1) Associate Professor; 2) Adjunct Associate Professor
Company: 1) Human Genome Sequencing Center at Baylor College of Medicine; 2) Rice University
Location: Houston, Texas, United States

Fritz Sedlazeck, PhD, Associate Professor at Baylor College of Medicine’s Human Genome Sequencing Center and Adjunct Associate Professor at Rice University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in bioinformatics and computational biology.

Since 2021, Dr. Sedlazeck has excelled as an associate professor at the Baylor College of Medicine’s Human Genome Sequencing Center. Prior to this role, he excelled with the same institution from 2017 to 2018 as a lead scientific programmer and from 2018 to 2021 as an assistant professor. Since 2022, Dr. Sedlazeck has additionally found success as an adjunct associate professor at Rice University’s computer science department. He began his career as a computational scientific analyst at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s Simons Center for Quantitative Biology from 2014 to 2016. From 2016 to 2017, he garnered experience as a postdoctoral fellow at the Johns Hopkins University’s department of computer science.

In preparation for his career, Dr. Sedlazeck earned a diploma in Germany in 2008 and a bachelor’s degree in computational biology and bioinformatics from the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria. In 2012, he graduated from the University of Vienna with a Doctor of Philosophy in computational biology and bioinformatics. Dr. Sedlazeck concluded his higher education with a postdoctoral fellowship from 2013 to 2014. Alongside his primary roles, he has found success through his creative works, serving as an ad hoc reviewer for Genome Research from 2019 to 2022. He has contributed numerous articles and papers to professional journals and has been recognized for his accomplishments with a Publons Peer Review Award for Top One Percent Multidisciplinary Reviewer from Clarivate in 2018. In 2017, Dr. Sedlazeck earned a Second Place Travel Award for precision medicine and functional genomics from the Qatar Foundation. In his spare time, he enjoys fencing and competitive sailing.

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