The Microbial Genomics and Bioinformatics Research Group aims to transform the wealth of ‘Omics and contextual (meta)data, currently routinely produced in marine sciences, into biological knowledge. To accomplish this, we focus on the development of enabling technologies at the intersection of computer science, bioinformatics, and field research. In particular, we are developing components and standards for the dynamic integration of knowledge, by bringing together organism diversity and abundance data, functional data (‘Omics data), and the environmental data contextualising them. This allows the persistent and dynamic study of relationships between organisms, their genomic repertoire, and their environment.
We are organizing international workshops and training courses on bioinformatics NGS analysis and phylogeny. We are involved in educating bioinformatics at the Jacobs University Bremen and the MarMic graduate program.
This page was last updated in March 2017