Steven E. Brenner

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Steven Brenner
Steven E. Brenner speaking at the ISMB conference in 2015.
Steven Elliot Brenner
Alma mater
Known forStructural Classification of Proteins
AwardsOverton Prize (2010)[1]
Scientific career
ThesisMolecular propinquity: evolutionary and structural relationships of proteins (1996)
Doctoral advisorCyrus Chothia

Steven Elliot Brenner is a professor at the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology at the University of California Berkeley, adjunct professor at the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences at the University of California, and San Francisco Faculty scientist, Physical Biosciences at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.[2][3][4]


Brenner gained his Bachelor of Arts in 1992 from Harvard University and Doctor of Philosophy in 1997 from the University of Cambridge for research supervised by Cyrus Chothia.[5][6] He was one of the creators of the Structural Classification of Proteins (SCOP) database[7] while working at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) in Cambridge, UK.

Career and research[edit]

As of 2017 research in Brenner's laboratory investigates:

Awards and honors[edit]

In 2010 he was awarded the Overton Prize from the International Society for Computational Biology.[1][8]


  1. ^ a b McKay, B. M.; Sansom, C. (2010). "2010 ISCB Overton Prize Awarded to Steven E. Brenner". PLOS Computational Biology. 6 (6): e1000831. Bibcode:2010PLSCB...6E0831M. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000831. PMC 2891695. PMID 20585610. Open access icon
  2. ^ a b c d Brenner, Steven (2017). "Brenner Laboratory: Computational Genomics Research Group".
  3. ^ Brenner, Steven E. (2013). "Be prepared for the big genome leak: It is only a matter of time until idealism sees the release of confidential genetic data on study participants". Nature. 498 (7453): 139. doi:10.1038/498139a. PMID 23765454.
  4. ^ Stajich, J. E.; Block, D.; Boulez, K.; Brenner, S.; Chervitz, S.; Dagdigian, C.; Fuellen, G.; Gilbert, J.; Korf, I.; Lapp, H.; Lehväslaiho, H.; Matsalla, C.; Mungall, C. J.; Osborne, B. I.; Pocock, M. R.; Schattner, P.; Senger, M.; Stein, L. D.; Stupka, E.; Wilkinson, M. D.; Birney, E. (2002). "The BioPerl Toolkit: Perl Modules for the Life Sciences". Genome Research. 12 (10): 1611–1618. doi:10.1101/gr.361602. PMC 187536. PMID 12368254.
  5. ^ Brenner, Steven Elliot (1996). Molecular propinquity: evolutionary and structural relationships of proteins. (PhD thesis). University of Cambridge. OCLC 879392272. EThOS
  6. ^ "About Steven E. Brenner".
  7. ^ Murzin, A. G.; Brenner, S.; Hubbard, T.; Chothia, C. (1995). "SCOP: A structural classification of proteins database for the investigation of sequences and structures" (PDF). Journal of Molecular Biology. 247 (4): 536–540. doi:10.1016/S0022-2836(05)80134-2. PMID 7723011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-04-26.
  8. ^ "Overton Prize winners".