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


New paper on evolution of nitrogen-fixing rhizobium symbioses.

Rens Holmer and Sandra Smit played key roles in a landmark study on comparative genomics of the nitrogen-fixing nonlegume Parasponia, providing key insights into the evolution of nitrogen-fixing symbioses. The paper was published in PNAS.

Vacancy for PhD student

The Bioinformatics Group is looking for a new PhD student to study meiotic control of recombination in crops. Details can be found here.

New paper on Phytophthora infestans systems biology

PhD student Sander Rodenburg published his first paper, on a genome-scale metabolic model of the oomycete pathogen Phytophthora infestans.

New minor Bioinformatics

Starting in the academic year 2016-2017, the Bioinformatics group will coordinate a new minor 'Bioinformatics', for BSc students throughout Wageningen University, as well as from other universities.


New group members

In August and September 2017 several new people joined our group: postdoc Justin van der Hooft, research assistant Ronald de Jongh, and PhD student Janani Durairaj. Welcome!

Succesful interships

In July and August several internship students completed their projects in the group: Clement Risso, Joseph Tessier, and Henri du Pon. Nice work!

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