Monkey pox sequencing at the Mainz sequencing consortium

The Mainz sequencing consortium brings together facilities from the Mainz University Medical Center, Johannes Gutenberg University and StarSEQ and leverages cutting-edge technologies for detecting and monitoring new pathogens such as the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

The consortium has now successfully sequenced the monkey pox virus genome and has demonstrated that detection is possible within 10 min of sequencing due to real time analysis enabled by the Oxford nanopore sequencing technology.

You can read the official press release under the following link:

EMTHERA Computational Biomedicine Symposium

The EMTHERA Computational Biomedicine Symposium organized by Susanne Gerber, Hristo Todorov, and Peter WIld, took place at Wasem's Engelthal Monastery in Ingelheim. The event brought together leading experts in the fields of machine learning, RNA biology, and multi-omics. The talks and scientific discussions addressed the application and development of cutting-edge computational tools for solving complex biomedical questions such as uncovering disease mechanisms or predicting novel targets for drug treatments.






UCB Innovate Förderpreis 2021

We are proud and happy to have won the UCB INNOVATE Project Grant 2021 for the project "Investigation of the pathogenesis of interstitial lung disease in RA and systemic sclerosis by transcriptome analysis". This prize was won in a collaborative effort with our colleagues Prof. Dr. Andreas Krause, Chief Physician at Immanuel Hospital Berlin and PD Dr. med Alexander Gerber, Specialist in occupational medicine, internal medicine and Rheumatology. 





Tamer defended his Thesis

Dr. Tamer Butto successfully defended his PhD-Thesis. congratulations, Tamer, on Summa Cum Laude !

One PhD student joined the CSG

Stefan Mündnich joined the CSG group as a PhD-student. The position is co-supervised by Prof. Mark Helm.

Interview with Prof. Gerber in the Annual Report of the Carl Zeiss Foundation

Our group leader, Susanne Gerber, gave an exciting interview on which factors shaped her career path and how important interdisciplinary collaboration is. Prof. Gerber also shed light on her future research focus areas and offered some thoughtful insight into how a more practical approach to teaching paves the way for the next generation of young scientists. The interview was published in the annual report of the Carl Zeiss Foundation.


Best Masterthesis award

Stanislav was awarded a prize for the best master thesis in bioinformatics at JGU in 2020 - congratulations!

Sequencing Corona Virus Genomes

Our group is now stronger involved in fighting actively the Corona-Virus by participating in a strategic alliance to sequence Corona Virus Genomes. Please find here the press release.

Paper published in iScience

A deeper look into natural sciences with physics-based and data-driven measures - paper was published in iScience.

Paper published in BMC Genomics

Reliability of genomic variants across different next-generation sequencing platforms and bioinformatic processing pipelines - paper was published in BMC Genomics.

Paper published in MDPI Cells

Common Factors in Neurodegeneration: A Meta-Study revealing Shared Patterns on a Multi-Omics Scale - paper was published in MDPI Cells.

Hristo defended his Thesis

Dr. Hristo Todorov successfully defended his PhD-Thesis. congratulations, Hristo !!!

Paper published in PLOS ONE

Dynamic longitudinal behavior in animals exposed to chronic social defeat stress - paper was published in PLOS ONE.

Two new PhD-students joined the CSG group

Stanislav Sys and Stephan Weißbach joined the CSG group in May 2020 in their new role as PhD students.

Paper published in Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences

Prevention of age-associated neuronal hyperexcitability with improved learning and attention upon knockout or antagonism of LPAR2 - paper was published in Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences.

Paper published in Gut Microbes

Germ-free housing conditions do not affect aortic root and aortic arch lesion size of late atherosclerotic low-density lipoprotein receptor-deficient mice - paper was published in Gut Microbes.

Paper published in Frontiers in Microbiology

Impact of acute and chronic amyloid-β peptide exposure on gut microbial commensals in the mouse - paper was published in Frontiers in Microbiology.

Paper published in MDPI Nutrients

Alpha-Linolenic Acid-Rich Diet Influences Microbiota Composition and Villus Morphology of the Mouse Small Intestine - paper was published in MDPI Nutrients.

Paper published in PLOS ONE

Applying univariate vs. multivariate statistics to investigate therapeutic efficacy in (pre)clinical trials: A Monte Carlo simulation study on the example of a controlled preclinical neurotrauma trial - paper was published in PLoS One

Paper published in Science Advances

"SPA" - Low-cost scalable discretization, prediction, and feature selection for complex systems was published today in Science Advances.

Nanopore Sequencer MinION

We are very excited to start our first adventure in nanopore sequencing, using the portable MinION.

Funding for Emergent AI Center

Together with the Institutes of Physics, Computer Science and the Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research, we were able to raise funding from the Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung for an interdisciplinary research center on the topic "Algorithmic Intelligence as an Emergent Phenomenon".  Further information can be found with in the press-release (in German) and here on the Emergent Algorithmic Intelligence Center's website.