We have flexible sources of funding for postdoc level. Candidates with a PhD in bioinformatics, applied mathematics, physics, or statistics should apply to Julien Gagneur.
Open Postdoc projects:
- Systems Genetics in common diseases
The goal of this postdoc project is to computational methods for identifying regulatory genetic variants influencing the risk of common diseases. The developed methods will be applied cardiovascular disorders, in collaboration with Prof. Heribert Schunkert and to schizophrenia, in collaboration with Dr. Michael Ziller.
PhD and HiWi/Master thesis
We are constantly seeking for highly motivated students in bioinformatics, physics and/or applied mathematics for their PhD or Master thesis. Quantitative minds with a strong interest for biology, or biologists with computational skills and eager to understand biology at the genome level will fit our team. For more information please write to Julien Gagneur, including your CV and a brief motivation.
Open Master projects:
- Diagnosis of genetic disorders by transcriptome sequencing
The goal of this master thesis is to develop and extend bioinformatic models and pipelines to find the causal variant. The student will analyse a multiomic dataset including WES, RNA-Seq and Proteomics based on more then 200 undiagnosed patients.
- Modeling of gene expression from DNA sequence by convolutional network
The goal of this master thesis is to develop a robust statistical model that jointly models the genetic regulatory code and the activity of regulatory proteins. The student will extend CONCISE (COnvolutional neural Network for CIS-regulatory Elements), a Tensorflow framework we recently developed.
PhD at the Graduate School of Quantitative Biosciences Munich (QBM)
We are proud members of QBM, a graduate school funded by the German excellence initiative to promote quantitative biosciences. Students selected by QBM will get their own stipend, extra training from the graduate school, and conduct interdisciplinary research under the direction of two labs with complementary expertise. Check the QBM web site for application schedule and specific projects.
Further bioinformatics projects in Munich
Check the bioinformatik-muenchen web site.