Interdisciplinary Centre
for Bioinformatics


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Scientific Focus

The Bioinformatics centre focuses on two major fields of research:

1. Genetic Evolution

We pursue projects to analyse genetic diversity and to use this knowledge for discerning the evolutionary relationships among species (i.e. phylogeny reconstruction) and understanding complexities of biological processes (e.g. evolution of genetic regulation).

2. Tissue Formation and Cellular Signal Transduction

We concentrate on understanding genotype and phenotype dependencies in tissue formation and function. Projects study the mechanisms of spatial formation of tissues (e.g. epithelia, tumours, engineered tissues), the architecture and function of signal transduction and genetic regulatory networks using high-dimensional genomic and molecular data from manipulated normal and diseased tissues (e.g. gene expression analysis).