Bioinformatics Teams

News about UA Ruhr Bioinformatics Teams

01 Mar 2021 | New Research Training Group "WisPerMed" (GRK 2535)

The German Research Foundation (DFG) is funding 12 full-time doctoral positions in a new Research Training Group WisPerMed (“Knowledge and data based personalization of medicine at the point of care”). These doctoral students will help future doctors to access patient-related information quickly and in a proper context.

24 Sep 2019 | Friedmund Neumann Prize 2019 of the Schering Stiftung goes to Johannes Köster

The Schering Sitftung has awarded the Friedmund Neumann Prize 2019 to Johannes Köster. Congratulations, Johannes!

Image credits: Friedmund Neumann Prize 2019 of the Schering Stiftung. Award ceremony, 24.09.2019 in Berlin. Photo: Julia Zimmermann, © Schering Stiftung. Persons (left-to-right): Prof. Dr. Sven Rahmann (nominator), Dr. Johannes Köster (awardee), Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Stefan H. E. Kaufmann (chairman of the Foundation Concil).

There are more pictures from the award ceremony available at the Schering Stiftung website.

05 Feb 2019 | Data Structures in Bioinformatics (DSB) 2019 at UA Ruhr

The workshop on Data Structures in Bioinformatics took place on February 5th and 6th, 2019 (Tuesday + Wednesday) in Dortmund, Ruhr Metropolitan Area, Germany at the Dortmund U-Tower.

The meeting was supported by

  • Mercator Research Center Ruhr (MERCUR), grant Pe-2013-0012, UA Ruhr Professorship of Sven Rahmann of the Genome Informatics group,
  • Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), Veni grant “Fully reproducible workflows scaling from workstations to the cloud” to Johannes Köster (Algorithms for Reproducible Bioinformatics group),
  • Research group “Algorithmic Foundations and Education in Computer Science” headed by Johannes Fischer.

The DSB workshop series is an incubator of ideas and facilitates exchange as well as collaborations on topics related to algorithms and data structures in bioinformatics. Speakers will present state of the art techniques and recent advances in this field. Traditionally, there is no peer review and there are no published proceedings at DSB. It is encouraged to talk about work in progress, partial results, open problem and even negative results.

In previous years, DSB took place in Helsinki (2018), Amsterdam (2017), Bielefeld (2015/16), Montpellier (2014), and Bielefeld (2013) (although it was not called “DSB” in 2013).

01 Jan 2019 | DFG funds third phase of Collaborative Research Center SFB 876

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) funds the Collaborative Research Center SFB 876 “Providing Information by Resource-Constrained Data Analysis” for four additional years (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022). The Chair of Genome Informatics will contribute towards project C1 (“Feature selection in high dimensional data for risk prognosis in oncology”) and work on efficient methods for dimensionality reduction and resource-efficicent analysis methods for nanopore sequencing data.