Algorithmic Bioinformatics

Journal Club Computational Biology

In this seminar we will present original work in Computational biology as well as progress reports from PhD students. Master students can participate and are assigend a paper to present. If they talk about their masters thesis, no credits are awarded. Please sign up for the seminar on the group web page.





Knut Reinert


Takustr. 9

SR 049


Tuesday 14-16

Student Profile

Master and PhD students in Bioinformatics, Computer Science and Mathematics




The schedule of the seminar will follow below.

Interested MSc students should (have) come to the first meeting. The seminar is still open for new participants.

English is the preferred language of presentation. There will be presentations about the current work in the research group as well as a thematic emphasis on recent algorithmic publications (e.g. RECOMB)

We expect each student to write a brief handout (about 2 pages) summarizing the key points his or her talk. This handout will be distributed to the audience.

Two useful guides on how to give a good seminar talk:


Date Name Title
14.04.2009 all handout of topics
21.04.2009 David Weese RazerS
28.04.2009 Konrad Rudolph Talk about "Forschungspraktikum"
12.05.2009 Stephan Aiche state of PhD thesis
26.05.2009 Lars Bertram (MPI Molgen) Next Generation Genetics in Alzheimer's Disease

(Three decades of intensive research have yielded four established Alzheimer's disease (AD) genes, and hundreds of potential susceptibility loci, none of which has been unequivocally shown to modify disease risk using conventional methodologies. The genetic effect sizes exerted by these loci are very small and more comprehensive experimental approaches are needed to identify novel AD genes, in particular those which contain rare, potentially disease-causing variants. To this end, our group has recently engaged in applying "next generation" technologies, which now allow an in-depth investigation of very large regions of the human genome in the search for both common and rare disease-modifying or disease-causing sequence variants.)

02.06.2009 Jian Li Talk about "Forschungspraktikum"
09.06.2009 Alexandra Zerck/

Sandro Andreotti

state of PhD thesis
16.06.2009 Anne-Katrin Emde state of PhD thesis

Olga Scharkoi /

Tobias Rausch

Simulation of LAS-Estrogenreceptor binding process (FSP) /

state of PhD thesis

07.07.2009 Chris Bielow Decharging of LC/MS maps