Groups working in Bioinformatics, omics, and related areas at the WWU

This page summarises the main activities in the fields of Bioinformatics, Molecular Evolution, Genomics, other "OMICS", Systemsbiology and related areas at the University of Münster.
The following groups are currently established or in statu nascendi:

Erich Bornberg-Bauer: Molecular Evolution and Bioinformatics (FB 13 Biologie)


Juan M Vaquerizas: Regulatory Genomics (Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine)

  • Analysis of chromatin dynamics during development
  • Functional and evolutionary conservation of genome organisation
  • Constrains and implications of dosage control


Jürgen SchmitzInstitute of Experimental Pathology (FB 5 Medizin)

  • RNomics: Exploring the World of Non-Protein Coding (npc) RNAs
  • Phylogenomics: Retroposed Elements as Archives for Evolutionary History
  • Functional Genomics: Retroposons - En Route to Protein-Coding Function


Vlad CojocaruCell and Developmental Biology (Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine)

  • Computational Structural Biology
  • application of molecular dynamics and related structural bioinformatics methods to investigate processes in stem cell biology


Martin DugasInstitute of Medical Informatics (FB 5 Medizin)

Christian FufezanCellular and molecular functions of reactive oxygen species (FB 13 Biologie)


Michael Hippler: Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology (FB 13 Biologie)


Xiaoyi Jiang
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (FB 10 Mathematics and Computer Science)

  • Analysis of high-throughput Gene Expression and Genotyping data
  • Developing tools for SNP/Genotype research databases
  • Integration and modeling of large-scale 'omics' data 


Claudia Acquisti : Evolutionary Functional Genomics (FB 13 Biologie)

  • Metatranscriptomics in a biogeochemistry context
  • A systems biology approach to nitrogen starvation: from short term responses to experimental evolution
  • Stoichiometric variation between species and within natural populations


Andreas Faldum : Institut für Biometrie und Klinische Forschung (FB 5 Mediizin


Jürgen Brosius : Institute of Experimental Pathology


Arndt Telschow : Genome Evolution Group