Welcome to the Chair of Genome-oriented Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics is an emerging scientific discipline representing the combined power of biology, mathematics, and computers. Bioinformatics is required to handle the enormous amount of data being generated in biological research. The amount of public DNA sequence data doubles every 12-14 months and will increase even more dramatically in the coming years. The resulting bottleneck – a wedge between having data and knowing what the data mean – must be overcome to facilitate breakthroughs in life sciences. Bioinformatics represents a frontier in biological research and the best path toward finding meaning in a world of complex data.

As chair of genome-oriented bioinformatics we are significantly involved in the bioinformatics course of study jointly offered by the Technical University of Munich and the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität. We offer lectures and practical courses as well as seminars to students of biosciences at the Technical University of Munich with minor subject bioinformatics.

Of major concern for us is winning youngsters over to enter the field of bioinformatics. We welcome pupils for work experience or term papers at our department and we are happy to inform pupils about the field of bioinformatics and to answer any questions. We are open to visit schools during study orientation days.