The Bioinformatics group focuses on fundamental and applied bioinformatics research in the green life sciences. We develop and apply novel computational methods for the analysis and integration of –omics data. We teach bioinformatics and data analysis to students at the bachelor, master and PhD levels.

Our courses

The Bioinformatics Group offers several courses and thesis projects.

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Bioinformatics summer drinks

Come have a drink with your fellow Wageningen Bioinformaticians, on July 2, 2015. Sign up using this link.

Inauguration Dick de Ridder

On April 30, 16.00, Prof. Dick de Ridder will deliver his inaugural address, entitled "Biology as data science", in the Aula of the university (Generaal Foulkesweg 1a, Wageningen).

Tenure track Marnix

On March 1, 2015, Marnix Medema started on his tenure track position in the Bioinformatics group. Welcome, Marnix!

iGEM competition

Miguel Correa, who is doing his MSc thesis project in our group, competed in the 2014 iGEM competition as part of the Wageningen_UR team. Their BananaGuard project obtained a second place in the international competition! Congratulations, Miguel.

Genetic variation in tomato

The analysis of genetic variation in 84 tomato accessions was published in the plant journal. It is available here.

Mobile promoters

Harm Nijveen has worked with Mark van Passel and Lindi Wahl on the discovery of mobile promoter regions in prokaryotic genomes, a potential new class of mobile elements. A paper describing their finding was recently published in the Genetics journal.

PhD/MSc/BSc Thesis projects

MSc thesis Miguel

Miguel Correa has successfully defended his MSc thesis "Determinants and prediction of protein degradation" on May 7, 2015. Congratulations!

MSc thesis Wouter

On April 16, 2015, Wouter van der Schoot defended his MSc thesis “A tool for integrating eQTL data with functional annotation for the prioritization of candidate genes”. Well done!

MSc thesis Jiao Long

Jiao Long successfully defended his MSc thesis “Integrative QTL” on March 30, 2015. Congratulations, Jiao!

MSc thesis Christ Leemans

On March 9, 2015 Christ Leemans defended hist thesis “Inter-species comparison of transcription factor regulation in detoxification genes” with success. Good job!

MSc thesis Adithi

Adithi Ravikumar Varadarajan has successfully defended her MSc thesis “Deciphering the evolution of regulatory networks controlling key developmental transitions in plants” on March 6, 2015. Congratulations!

MSc thesis Nikolaos Pappas

On Jan 29, Nikos successfully defended his MSc thesis "Genetic variation of an apomictic dandelion lineage studied through de novo transcriptome assembly". Well done!