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.




This year’s iGEM (international Genetically Engineered Machine competition) student team from Heidelberg, supervised by Roland Eils and Barbara Di Ventura, has launched a collaborative platform where volunteers can offer their computing power to the participants of the iGEM competition to help them conduct novel computational approaches in synthetic biology.

The platform iGEM@home distributes computing tasks to volunteers all over the world: A special client, which can be downloaded on the project homepage, enables idle private computers to execute parts of highly complex and time-consuming computational tasks for iGEM teams and thus support synthetic biology projects of young scientists participating in the iGEM competition.

More information and the BOINC client are available on http://iGEMathome.org. In addition, the project ships a screensaver that displays interesting facts and information on Science, Synthetic Biology and iGEM.