Institute of Computer Science
University Freiburg

Bioinformatics Group Freiburg

Head of the Group Prof. Dr. Rolf Backofen
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Phone: +49 (0) 761 / 203 - 7461
Fax: +49 (0) 761 / 203 - 7462
Secretary Monika Degen-Hellmuth
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Phone: +49 (0) 761 / 203 - 7460
Fax: +49 (0) 761 / 203 - 7462
Address Bioinformatics Group
Department of Computer Science
Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg
Georges-Köhler-Allee 106
79110 Freiburg

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Prof. Dr. Rolf Backofen

News and Information

  • [March 2018] The Freiburg Galaxy team will organize a local Galaxy User Conference from 15th to 16th of March 2018, and we would like to invite you all. More information and registration:
  • [June 2017] In a collaboration with scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics Freiburg, we have uncovered the RNA helicase DHX9 as an enzyme which can neutralize the harmful structures formed by transposons and effectively increases the tolerance of the genome to include "jumping genes". This mechanism effectively keeps the parasites of the genome in check and turns them into an evolutionary advantage. (Publication, Press Release)
  • [May 2017] Im Rahmen der Schüler-Ingenieur-Akademie (SIA) führen wir interessierte Schüerinnen und Schüler in unserem Workshop 'Bioinformatik - finde einen Gendefekt' in allgemeine Tätigkeiten und Aufgaben der Bioinformatikforschung ein.
  • [February 2017] We are happy to announce our first Software Carpentry workshop in Freiburg in Freiburg on 9.-10.3.2017! The workshop is for beginners and will be about an introduction to UNIX (and Bash) in order to master Git (a version control system); and the programming language Python. Please contact Bérénice Batut if you are interested or have any questions.
  • [January 2017] The Galaxy team has set up bioinformatics infrastructure and services to support academics from all over Europe, free of charge and open access. The infrastructure provides computing power for researchers to analyse very large data sets, which are very common in modern molecular biology. This High-Performance Computing Center was initiated in 2015 and is funded by the Bundesmisterium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) with around 5.8 Million euro. It was first set up for use only within Germany but now has been extended to all of Europe. See the following press release in Englisch and in German. Please contact Björn Grüning if you are interested.
  • The Freiburg Galaxy Team offers an easy accessible, reproducible, and transparent framework for life science data analysis
  • New Performance Center for RNA Bioinformatics - Coordination by Bioinformatics, Freiburg University (press release)
  • Our Freiburg RNA tools web server is now also including GLASSgo and metaMIR beside AntaRNA, SECISDesign, CRISPRmap, CopraRNA, LocARNA, CARNA, ExpaRNA, and IntaRNA!
  • Our MoDPepInt web server released featuring domain-peptide interaction prediction for SH2, SH3 and PDZ domains
  • Check our online Tutorial Movies for ExpaRNA, IntaRNA and LocARNA :
    ExpaRNA tutorial video IntaRNA tutorial video LocARNA tutorial video
  • Topics for theses or projects available. ( link )

The Freiburg Galaxy Project video

RNA Bioinformatik Einfuehrungsvideo