News from the group:
CAMDA'17 Conference
22-23 July 2017,
Prague, Czech Republic
(read more)
Outstanding Presentation Prize
for PP Łabaj
at CAMDA'15 (photo)
OeAW APART fellowship
for PP Łabaj

Sequencing Quality Control (SEQC) project,
MAQC Consortium 2011–2014 (read more)
Host–parasite interactions in biocontrol, WWTF grant 2010–2013 (read more)

Power and limitations of RNA-Seq,
FDA SEQC, Nature Biotechnology (read more)
Characterization and improvement of RNA-Seq precision,
Bioinformatics (read more)
Impact of heavy tails in microarray analysis, Bioinformatics (read more)
Novel conserved repeats in sorting signals,
FEBS Journal (read more)
Sound sensation gene,
Nature communications
(read more)
RNA interference in ageing research,
Gerontology (read more)

Welcome to the Boku Chair of Bioinformatics

We are interested in the study of complex systems in living organisms. Novel views augmenting the classical gene by gene approaches are required to overcome the engineered redundancies and combinatorial effects prevalent in higher eukaryotes. We therefore combine

  • work to establish improved quantitative experimental assays, such as RNA-Seq, microarrays, or differential in-gel electrophoresis, and
  • the development of modern computational methods, such as hierarchical probabilistic models or the integration of heterogeneous data sources,

focussed by biological studies in our laboratory and collaborations.

Highlights of our research include:

  • Optimization of microarray design, probe signal interpretation (read more)
  • Advanced models and tools for expression profiling (read more)
  • State-of-the-art applications and integrated analyses (read more)

The Vienna Science Chair of Bioinformatics was founded 2005 on winning a five-year WWTF startup grant together with its partners. It now is a permanent chair embedded in the Dept of Biotechnology and was endowed by Boku University Vienna until 2013.

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