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


Vidi Grant

Our own Dr. Marnix Medema received a prestigious Vidi grant from NWO. In the project “Tapping the potential of plant chemistry through computation” his team will develop integrative omics-based methods to computationally identify plant biosynthetic pathways and link them to their metabolic products. We look forward to the innovations coming out of this project.


Congratulations to prof. dr. ir. Dick de Ridder and dr. Aalt-Jan van Dijk on the funding of the enormous Plant-XR project. Together with prof. dr. Testerink and prof. dr. ir. Immink they will represent Wageningen in this consortium aiming to make the crops of the future more resilient.

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.


New group members

In mid/late 2023 and early 2024, the Bioinformatics Group welcomed several new PhDs and a postdoc. Welcome to Elena, Annette, Rosina, Alex and Kevin!

PhD alumni

Several (former) PhD candidates in the group have recently defended their thesis: Farooq, Barbara, Francesco and Margi. We are proud of you and wish you all the best in your future (scientific) careers.

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