Welcome to the eilslabs

The eilslabs form a joint research group between the division "Theoretical Bioinformatics" at the German Cancer Research Center (dkfz) and the department Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics at the Institute of Pharmacy and Molecular Biotechnology (IPMB) at Heidelberg University. The group is headed by Prof. Roland Eils.


Heidelberg Team Receives Grand Prize at iGEM World Jamboree

In Search of the Philosopher's Stone - Heidelberg Student Team Brings World Championship in Synthetic Biology to Germany

igem2013 heidelberg winnersUnder the guidance of Barbara Di Ventura, Roland Eils and Dominik Niopek from the eilslabs, the Heidelberg iGEM team has received the 2013 Grand Prize at the international iGEM competition at the MIT in Boston. The team has been searching nothing less than a philosopher's stone, ie a substance that can turn waste into gold, in the last months. After succesful qualification and winning the Best Poster Prize at the European Jamboree in Lyon in October, yesterday the project was awarded the main prize of the "Undergraduate" section and won first place in the category "Foundational Advance" for their vision to produce synthetic peptides by NRPS in E. coli.

Congratulations to all members of the team and thanks a lot to all sponsors of the team!

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