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.

Courses & Thesis Projects

The Bioinformatics Group offers several courses and thesis projects.

Courses Thesis projects


Xiaowen Lu joins the group

On September 1st, Xiaowen Lu started as a postdoc in the bioinformatics group. She will work on evolutionary genomics of biosynthetic pathways. Welcome, Xiaowen!

Models of Protein Translation

Prof. Dick de Ridder published an article in PLoS Computational Biology on unbiased quantitative models of protein translation derived from ribosome profiling data.

MIBiG standard published

The Minimum Information about a Biosynthetic Gene cluster standard, a community project coordinated by Marnix Medema, was published in Nature Chemical Biology. In the same issue of this journal, Dr. Medema also published a Perspective paper on computational approaches to natural product discovery.

VENI grant for Marnix Medema

An NWO VENI grant was awarded to Dr. Marnix Medema. The title of his proposal is "A systematic computational genomic analysis of plant secondary metabolic pathways". Congratulations, Marnix!

Winter moth genome

The article on the genome of winter moth has been published in Genome Biology and Evolution.


MSc thesis Mehmet

Mehmet Akdel successfully defended his MSc thesis “Representation of eukaryotic pangenomes in a graph database” on September 29, 2015. Congratulations, Mehmet!

MSc thesis Vittorio

On September 29, 2015 Vittorio Tracanna defended his thesis “Cross-correlation based optical map assembler” with success. Good job!

MSc thesis Salvador

On September 22, 2015, Salvador Casani successfully defended his MSc thesis “Mining structural variation in pan-genome graphs”. Well done!

MSc thesis Miguel

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

Inauguration Dick de Ridder

On April 30, 2015, Prof. Dick de Ridder has delivered his inaugural address, entitled "Biology as data science", in the Aula of the university.

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!