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.

Paper in Nature Chemical Biology on biosynthetic gene cluster classification

Former postdoc Jorge Navarro Muñoz published a paper in Nature Chemical Biology, 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.


Coming up... PhD defence Hernando

On February 8th, 16.00, Hernando Suarez Duran, will defend his PhD thesis, entitled "Multi-omics approaches for biosynthetic pathway prediction in plants".

PhD defence Siavash Sheikhizadeh

On November 12th, Siavash Sheikhizadeh Anari successfully defended his PhD thesis, 'Towards comparative pan-genomics'. His thesis is the result of a fruitful collaboration between Biosystematics and Bioinformatics. Congratulations, Siavash!

New PhD student(s)

On December 1st, 2020, Hannah Augustijn started her PhD project on a collaborative project between the Medema group and the Van Wezel lab in Leiden. Welcome, Hannah!

Succesful thesis defences

Several BSc/MSc students recently finished their theses. Congratulations to Nico, Isis, Leron, Erik, and Marijn!