Paul Hengen

Qiagen
Paul has equal experience at the lab bench developing molecular genetics assays and at the computer gaining biological insights and designing experiments using computational techniques. Having BS and MS degrees in Microbiology and a PhD in Molecular Genetics, Paul moved into Computational Biology and Bioinformatics through his interest in DNA sequence analysis. He is perhaps best known for his monthly column in Trends in Biochemical Sciences (TiBS) on Molecular Biology Methods and Reagents. Over the past 25+ years, he has worked for many academic, biotech, and pharmaceutical companies, including The National Cancer Institute, City of Hope National Medical Center, UC-San Francisco, USC Medical School, Applied Biosystems, NanoString Technologies, PerkinElmer, Gilead Sciences, Rancho Biosciences, Genentech, Aduro Biotech, and Qiagen. When not tickling the keys on his computer, Paul enjoys listening to Rockabilly music, playing the drums, and Swing dancing Jitterbug, Lindy Hop, Collegiate Shag, and Balboa styles.

Articles by Paul Hengen

Help! Excel Transmogrified My Gene Names!

Help! Excel Transmogrified My Gene Names!

I love that word. Transmogrified. It sounds like something Rob Grant and Doug Naylor, the writers of the sci-fi comedy series, Red Dwarf, would make up. As in, “Kryten and I were transmogrified into another time dimension”. Anyway, enough of 80’s cult TV shows. If you are still with me after the last two articles…