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


An overview of plant sesquiterpene synthases

Janani published an analysis of all experimentally characterized plant sesquiterpene synthases. In this, she showed that product specificity evolves very dynamically. The work was published in Phytochemistry.

Ouroboros: a new algorithm to predict protein-protein interactions

Miguel published the first paper of his PhD, introducing a new method to predict protein-protein interactions. The new tool, Ouroboros, along with its description, was published in Bioinformatics.

New method to correct palindromes in long reads

Sven Warris developed a new method to correct palindromes in long read DNA sequence data. The approach was published in BMC Genomics.

New preprint on biosynthetic gene cluster classification

Former postdoc Jorge Navarro Muñoz published a preprint, co-authored by Satria and several students, on BiG-SCAPE, a new method to construct sequence similarity networks of biosynthetic gene clusters and group them into families.

New minor Bioinformatics

From the academic year 2016-2017, the Bioinformatics group is coordinating a new minor 'Bioinformatics', for BSc students throughout Wageningen University, as well as from other universities.


New PhD student

Eef Jonkheer started his PhD studies in October 2018. He will be working on pan-genomic analysis of genomic diversity in plants and bacteria. Welcome, Eef!

New group members

In July 2018, Barbara Terlouw has started as a PhD student in our group, and Mohammad Alanjary as a postdoc. Both will work on computational biology of natural product biosynthesis. Welcome!

Succesful thesis defences

Several BSc/MSc students recently finished their theses. Congratulations to Joeri, Roel and Thijs!

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