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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.



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In a new eilslabs publication from the Cancer Regulatory Genomics Group (headed by Carl Herrmann) bachelor students Nicholas Nolte and Nils Kurzawa are presenting a new tool – MapMyFlu - which allows to spatially and temporally display influenza viruses related to a query sequence on a Google Map. The analysis is based on BLAST results of the virus sequence against the NCBI Influenza Database. Based on this one can analyze temporal and geographical trends of the pandeminc, which may help in reconstructing the evolutionary history of a particular sequence. MapMyFlu is available at http://mapmyflu.ipmb.uni-heidelberg.de


Nolte, N., Kurzawa, N., Eils, R., & Herrmann, C. (2015). MapMyFlu: visualizing spatio-temporal relationships between related influenza sequences. Nucleic Acids Research. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkv417

Matthias Schlesner and Roland Eils discuss new findings regarding the effect of genome hypermutation in cancerthe impact of genome hypermutation on the development of certain cancers. They describe a newA recent study by Shlien et al.