Books and Monographs

Methods for Computational Gene Prediction
by William H. Majoros
Genre: Science / Technical
Publication date: September 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Secrets of Digital Bird Photography
by William H. Majoros
Genre: Instructional
Publication date: August 2010
926 pages, 662 full-color illustrations

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A Season with the Osprey
by William H. Majoros
Genre: Nature / Ornithology
Publication date: November 2008
Softcover, 100 pages

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The Hélethrônium
by William H. Majoros
Genre: Sci-fi / Fantasy
Publication date: 2004
Hardcover, 663 pages

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 Current Projects (in Progress)

Lucifer's Ark
A Historical Thriller

Download the first 13 chapters HERE.

Dr. Morrow’s research in Egypt is suddenly interrupted when his impetuous nephew Lance Nigel claims to have found an artifact unlike any found before.  When his nephew later turns up dead under questionable circumstances, Morrow takes it upon himself to discover the truth behind his cousin’s death.  Across Israel and ancient Mesopotamia Morrows team follow Nigel’s trail—a search for an artifact so politically explosive that it could lead to the next world war.  Meanwhile, Nigel's murderers regoup to oppose Morrow, dogging him at every turn.  To the very brink of world war the artifact leads—before international powers intercede to cut a deal and suppress the find.  In the end, it’s up to Morrow to decide whether to go along with their deal: to hide the truth forever, or to reveal it and risk worldwide catastrophe.

The Bird: Evolution's Masterpiece
by William H. Majoros
Genre: Science / Natural History
Projected publication date: TBD

Bioinformatics Programming in C++
by William H. Majoros
Genre: Science / Technical
Publication date: TBD

 Research Articles and Book Chapters

  1. Improved transcript isoform discovery using ORF graphs (2014) Majoros WH, Lebeck N, Ohler U, Li S.  Bioinformatics.  In press.
  2. MicroRNA Target Site Identification by Integrating Sequence and Binding Information (2013) Majoros WH, Lekprasert P, Ohler U, et al.  Nature Methods 10:630-633. (pubmed)
  3. Automatic Annotation of Gene Expression Image Sequences via Nonparametric Factor Analysis and Conditional Random Fields (2013) Pruteanu-Malinici I, Majoros WH, Ohler U.  Bioinformatics 29:i27-i35  (Open Access)
  4. Modeling the Evolution of Regulatory Elements by Simultaneous Detection and Alignment with Phylogenetic Pair HMMs (2010) Majoros WH & Ohler U.  PLoS Computational Biology 6(12):e1001037. (Open Access)
  5. Motif composition, conservation and condition-specificity of single and alternative transcription start sites in the Drosophila genome (2009). Rach EA, Yuan HY, Majoros WH, Tomancak P, Ohler U. Genome Biology 10:R73. (Open Access)
  6. Complexity Reduction in Context-dependent DNA Substitution Models (2008) Majoros WH, Ohler U.  Bioinformatics 25:185-82. (pubmed)
  7. Gene Prediction Methods (2008) Majoros WH, Korf I, Ohler U. In: Bioinformatics: Tools and Applications, edited by D. Edwards, J. Stajich, D. Hansen. Springer-Verlag.
  8. A viral microRNA functions as an ortholog of cellular miR-155 (2007) Gottwein et al. Nature 450:1096-1099. (pubmed)
  9. Spatial preferences of microRNA targets in 3' untranslated regions (2007) Majoros W and Ohler U. BMC Genomics 8:152 (pdf).
  10. Advancing the State of the Art in Computational Gene Prediction (2007) Majoros W and Ohler U. Proceedings of KDECB / Benelearn '06 - Proceedings of the 1st international conference on Knowledge discovery and emergent complexity in bioinformatics, pp81-106.  Springer-Verlag. (ACM)
  11. JIGSAW, GeneZilla, and GlimmerHMM: puzzling out the features of human genes in the ENCODE regions (2006) Allen J, Majoros W, Pertea M, Salzberg S. Genome Biology 7Suppl1:S9.1-13. (Open Access)
  12. Macronuclear genome sequence of the ciliate Tetrahymena thermophila, a model eukaryote. (2006) Eisen, J et al. PLoS Biology 4(9). (pubmed)
  13. Genomic sequence of the pathogenic and allergenic filamentous fungus Aspergillus fumigatus. (2005)  Neirman, W et al. Nature 438:1151-1156. (pubmed)
  14. Efficient implementation of a generalized pair hidden Markov model for comparative gene finding. (2005). Majoros W, Pertea M, Salzberg L.  Bioinformatics 21, 1782-1788. (pdf)
  15. Efficient decoding algorithms for generalized hidden Markov model gene finders. (2005). Majoros W, Pertea M, Delcher A, Salzberg S.  BMC Bioinformatics 6:16.  (pdf).
  16. Gene discovery in the Acanthamoeba castellanii genome. (2005) Anderson IJ et al. Protist 156:203-214. (pubmed)
  17. Dynamic programming for gene finders. (2005). Majoros, W. Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics, and Bioinformatics.  Wiley. 
  18. Automatic concept identification in biomedical literature. (2005). Majoros, W. Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics, and Bioinformatics.  Wiley. 
  19. An empirical analysis of training protocols for probabilistic gene finders. (2004). Majoros W, Salzberg S.  BMC Bioinformatics 5:206. (original: pdf) (erratum: pdf) (corrected: pdf)
  20. TIGRscan and GlimmerHMM : two open source ab initio eukaryotic gene finders. (2004). Majoros W, Pertea M, Salzberg S.  Bioinformatics 20:2878-2879. (pdf)
  21. The ENCODE (ENCyclopedia Of DNA Elements) Project. (2004). The ENCODE Project Consortium. Science 306:636-640.
  22. GlimmerM, Exonomy, and Unveil: Three ab initio Eukaryotic Genefinders. (2003). Majoros W,Pertea M,Antonescu C,Salzberg S. Nucleic Acids Research 31:3601-3604. (pdf)
  23. Assessment of genome-wide protein function classification for Drosophila melanogaster. (2003). Mi H, Vandergriff J, Campbell M, Marechania A, Majoros W, Lewis S, Thomas PD, Ashburner M. Genome Research 13:2118-2128. (pdf)
  24. Identification of Key Concepts in Biomedical Literature using a Modified Markov Heuristic. (2002). Majoros WH, Subramanian M, Yandell MD. Bioinformatics 19:402-407. (pdf)
  25. Genomics and Natural Language Processing. (2002). Yandell MD and Majoros WH. Nature Reviews Genetics 3:601. (pdf)
  26. The Genome Sequence of the Malaria Mosquito Anopheles gambiae. (2002). Holt et al., Science 298:129-149.
  27. A Comparison of Whole-Genome Shotgun-Derived Mouse Chromosome 16 and the Human Genome. (2002). Mural et al., Science 296:1661-1671.
  28. Syntactic Structure in Birdsong: Memetic Evolution of Songs or Grammars? (2002). Majoros W, Journal of Memetics, vol 6. (html)
  29. The sequence of the human genome. (2001). Venter et al.Science 291:1304-1351. (html) (pdf)