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 haplotype estimation for polyploids

Ehsan built and published TriPoly, a new tool for haplotype estimation for polyploids using sequencing data of related individuals. The paper was published in Bioinformatics.

MSc thesis published in Frontiers in Microbiology

Koen Hoogendoorn's MSc thesis work on comparative genomics of specialized metabolism in fungi of the genus Fusarium was published in Frontiers in Microbiology.

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

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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