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.


Tropical is a software for simulation and parameter estimation of reaction-diffusion models. Based on tiff images as input, Tropical estimates reaction and diffusion coefficients of user-defined differential equation models. Therefore Tropical allows the investigation of systems with inhomogeneous distribution of molecules, making it well suited for quantitative analyses of microscopy experiments such as Fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP).

Tropical is available for download free of charge for academic use after signing a license agreement. Please contact J├╝rgen Eils for further information.