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.



The Heidelberg Center for Human Bioinformatics (HD-HuB) coordinated by Roland Eils and Chris Lawerenz has organized its first workshop on “Data Interpretation for Next Generation Sequencing Data in Cancer Research” on October 7-8, 2015 in the newly established computer teaching rooms at the Institute of Pharmacy and Molecular Biotechnology (IPMB).

Bioinfo-Workshop-HD-HuB-Gruppe-teachingThe workshop was based on a joined initiative between HD-HuB and the DKTK School of Oncology and aimed at researchers working with larger datasets of next-generation sequencing (NGS) data arising from patient tumor samples. The curriculum of the course, which was attended by 20 scientists, included background knowledge on technologies used for data generation and gave an introduction to tools for data analysis and interpretation in the areas of whole genome sequencing, exome sequencing, whole genome bisulfite sequencing and RNASeq. The two-day course was run by Matthias Schlesner and Carl Herrmann from the eilslabs, as well as Benedikt Brors, former eilslabs member and now head of the Applied Bioinformatics division at DKFZ and NCT.

HD-HuB is part of the BMBF-funded German Network for Bioinformatics Infrastructure (de.NBI) and bundles bioinformatics expertise from the DKFZ, the EMBL and Heidelberg University.