The Bioinformatics group focuses on fundamental and applied bioinformatics research in the green life sciences. We develop and apply novel computational methods for the analysis and integration of –omics data. We teach bioinformatics and data analysis to students at the bachelor, master and PhD levels.

Courses & Thesis Projects

The Bioinformatics Group offers several courses and thesis projects.

Courses Thesis projects


Machine learning is hot

Machine learning is a hot topic in the plant sciences. Read a review by our own experts Aalt-Jan van Dijk en Dick de Ridder.

Veni Grant

With his research on a computer-aided drug discovery platform that designs and explores modular peptide synthetases, dr. Mohammad Alanjary has been awarded with a Veni Grant.

ERC Starting Grant

Marnix Medema was awarded an ERC Starting Grant for his project 'DECIPHER', which will focus on interpreting the chemical language of the microbiome.


New PhD student(s)

In the first half of 2022, the Bioinformatics Group welcomed several new PhDs. New research and new collaborations. Welcome, Joliese, Friederieke, Floris and Christina!

New postdoc

On February 1st 2022, Mitja Zdouc started his postdoc on the MARBLES project, working on new strategies to link biosynthetic gene clusters to metabolites.

PhD alumni

Several PhDs have recently defended their PhD thesis: Sevgin, Vittorio, and Mehmet. We are proud of you and wish you all the best in your future (scientific) careers.