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.


iGEM Team HeidelbergiGEM Team from Heidelberg wins three Prizes plus Gold-Medal during iGEM-Jamboree at MIT in Boston for „Ecolicence to Kill“

Newcomers from Heidelberg get prizes for best Human Practice, best presentation and best poster as well as a Gold Medal.


The team, comprised of 16 students, has worked continuously during the last four months under supervision of Roland Eils and Victor Sourjik from the ZMBH on the project named Ecolicence to Kill. On November 8 and 9, 2008 they presented their work at the iGEM-Jamboree in Boston and had great success: at their premier appearance the team won three special prizes, as well as one of only 16 teams out of 84 a gold medal for their scientific achievements. All results of the project are available on the team's wiki.
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