We develop data-driven models and algorithmic methods to better understand biological processes. A particular focus lies on network biology, where major steps are to construct high-quality networks, to compare them, to derive network modules from high-throughput data, and to study their properties and their enrichment. Interesting challenges lie in the reconstruction of metagenomic network modules and the integrative analysis of host-microbe interaction networks.
Furthermore, we work on new methods for genotype/phenotype studies, for rational growth media design with flux balance analysis models and for reconstructing haplotypes of polyploid organisms.
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Institute of Informatics
Heinrich Heine University