Genome Informatics Group

The Genome Informatics Group at the Faculty of Technology is headed by Prof. Dr. Jens Stoye and is also affiliated with the Center for Biotechnology (CeBiTec). The research of our group is focused on the development of computational methods for the analysis of genomic and post-genomic data. In this area, we span a broad spectrum of algorithm and software development, from the low level of DNA sequence comparison up to the higher levels of comparative genomics, metagenomics and phylogenetics.

Our academic teaching concentrates on algorithms and data structures for the efficient analysis of biological sequences and phylogenetic tree reconstruction, and also deals with various other topics in computational genome research. The goal of our work is to provide methods and software to support molecular biologists in better understanding and analyzing experimental data but, admittedly, the group is also driven by the fun to work on some of the more theoretical and combinatorial problems that arise in computational genomics.