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,
[May 2017] Im Rahmen der
interessierte Schüerinnen und Schüler in unserem Workshop
'Bioinformatik - finde einen Gendefekt'
in allgemeine Tätigkeiten und Aufgaben der Bioinformatikforschung
[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
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
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
Freiburg RNA tools
web server is now also including
MoDPepInt web server
released featuring domain-peptide interaction prediction for
Check our online
Tutorial Movies for
- Topics for theses or projects available.