News from the group:
Research Exchange Fellowships - IAESTE (apply)
CAMDA 2023 - ISMB Conference Track, 26-27 July, Lyon, France (read more)
World-leading patient stratification - graph based cancer data integration (read more)
Confirming molecular mechanisms of tendon regeneration - a powerful ovine fetal model (read more)
CAMDA 2022
ISMB Conference Track,
11-12 July, Madison, USA
(read more)
NVIDIA GTC Best Poster Award
for MM Kańduła
at GTC'18
Outstanding Presentation Prize
for MM Kańduła
at CAMDA'17
Outstanding Presentation Prize
for PP Łabaj
at CAMDA'15 (photo)
Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation scholarship
for MM Kańduła
at Boston University
OeAW APART fellowship
for PP Łabaj

Sequencing Quality Control (SEQC) project,
MAQC Consortium 2011–2014 (read more)
Host–parasite interactions in biocontrol, WWTF grant 2010–2013 (read more)

Power and limitations of RNA-Seq,
FDA SEQC, Nature Biotechnology (read more)
Characterization and improvement of RNA-Seq precision,
Bioinformatics (read more)
Impact of heavy tails in microarray analysis, Bioinformatics (read more)
Novel conserved repeats in sorting signals,
FEBS Journal (read more)
Sound sensation gene,
Nature communications
(read more)
RNA interference in ageing research,
Gerontology (read more)

We see Bioinformatics as a truly interdisciplinary field. Students and researchers of very different backgrounds will therefore find something of interest among the introductory and advanced seminars and lectures organized here.

Our group, moreover, actively works to educate the next generation of bioinformaticians, who are expected to benefit from both a broader working knowledge of mathematics and statistics as well as a deeper understanding of the experimental realities underlying the data analysed. The advancement of bioinformatical analysis by the group is driven by a combination of purely theoretical method development and the pursuit of our own concrete biological interests providing a defining focus. Consequently, we independently operate a modern experimental laboratory.

In collaboration with other universities in Vienna, our group is preparing a master program (MSc in Bioinformatics) that draws on the know-how and resources of multiple institutions across the region. Independent of this program, students with sufficient prior knowledge are always welcome to apply to work in our group towards their master thesis / Diplomarbeit.

The breadth of research interests pursued by the group internally or in collaboration gives rise to a multitude of exciting opportunities for the training of young scientists studying for a PhD / doctorate. We offer a young international environment and dedicated personal coaching. Depending on students' projects, we also support short placements with international collaborators, and have established opportunities for exchange with Boston University, one of the world's longest established PhD programmes in Bioinformatics. In turn, we expect all students to match our enthusiasm and show diligence, perseverance, and a zeal for discovery and learning.

Our work has a strong interdisciplinary focus. As a result, researchers from both quantitative experimental laboratories as well as the computer-analytical sector will find that joining our group as a post-doctoral fellows provides excellent opportunities for applying their specialist skills with high impact, while extending their own horizons. Our group independently researches highly topical issues in both analytical and experimental fields, allowing an unusually efficient and tight integration of these domains by encouraging close active links already at the stage of method development. Researchers already bringing a background in both analytical and experimental fields are, of course, particularly invited to apply.