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.


tikalTIKAL is a 4-D image processing platform (TIKAL) for the work with laser scanning and wide field microscopes. TIKAL provides a registration software for correcting global movements and local deformations of cells as well as 2-D and 3-D tracking software.

For further information please read the publication on TIKAL:

  • Bacher, C.P., Reichenzeller, M., Athale, C., Herrmann, H., and Eils, R. (2004). 4-D single particle tracking of synthetic and proteinaceous microspheres reveals preferential movement of nuclear particles along chromatin - poor tracks. BMC Cell Biol 5, 45. [Link] 

If you are interested in an using TIKAL, please contact Jürgen Eils.