A consortium of scientists at Boku University Vienna has won long-term funding of about €1 mio per year for an international PhD programme at the interface of basic science and applications in the fields of protein biotechnology.
David Kreil holds the WWTF Chair of Bioinformatics. His current research focus is the development of computational and quantitative experimental methods for the investigation of complex biological questions. These can be hard to examine using traditional gene-by-gene approaches alone because of the redundancies and complex interactions commonly found in modern eukaryotes. In contrast, he and his team work on integrated profile analysis that exploits complementary data sources. His interdisciplinary unit combines a modern genomics laboratory and a strong computational group. Together they can draw on extensive expertise in microarray design and hybridization, systems for the integration of heterogeneous databases and bioinformatics tools, like sequence analysis and comparative genomics, as well as probabilistic and statistical methods. The group has standing collaborations with the University of Cambridge as well as leading groups at Boku and other local institutes (such as the GMI, IMP/IMBA, or at the Technical University).