Bioinformatics (IBG-4) - Analysis of complex data for life sciences

Creating, editing, understanding and sharing of complex data: bioinformatics for high-dimensional data and processes in life sciences and in the bioeconomy.

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Cătălin Voiniciuc

Polysaccharide-research in the Sunshine State Florida - our former PhD Cătălin Voiniciuc becomes associate professor at the renowned University of Florida

Cătălin Voiniciuc was awarded the Jülich Excellence Prize for young researchers from the Forschungszentrum Jülich in 2017 which is an early step of his successful career. After 2,5 years as a scientist at Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf in the group of Prof. Marcus Pauly, he became leader of his junior group, the „Designer Glycans Lab“ at Leibniz-Institute of Plant Biochemistry in Halle (Saale). Now, Cătălin will become an associate professor for synthetic biology an´t the renowned University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS). Congratulations, thanks for cooperation and good success in the sunshine state Florida!


FAIR together – Launching the Collaboration between the NFDI DataPLANT and the HMC Hub Information at IBG-4 & IAS-9

The mission of the Helmholtz Metadata Collaboration (HMC) platform and the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) is to improve the findability (Findable), accessibility (Accessible), machine readability (Interoperable), and reusability (Re-usable) of research data across domains, with respect to the FAIR Principles. The HMC Hubs Information and the NFDI Consortium DataPLANT (NFDI4Plants) now start a direct collaboration at the Jülich Research Center!


Highly Cited Researchers

Since eight years, Prof. Björn Usadel is one of the worldwide most cited scientists

November 17th: Six Scientists of the Forschungszentrum Jülich and other scientists from other organisations belong to the worldwide most cited scientists. In addition to Prof. Simon Eickhoff (INM-7), Prof. Michael Saliba (IEK-5) and Prof. Christoph Brabec (IEK-11), three scientists from the Institute of Bio- and Geosciences (IBG) belong to the "Highly Cited Researchers", as listed by the Web of Science Group (Clarivate Analytics): Prof. Björn Usadel (IBG-4), Dr. Hendrik Poorter (IBG-2) and Prof. Wulf Amelung (IBG-3).

NGS-CN Summer School 2021

Training for Bioinformatics Students: IBG-4 Supports NGS-CN Summer School

From 13th to 15th September 2021, IBG-4 staff helped teaching graduate students from different European universities at the summer school “Understanding Next Generation Sequencing from molecule to output data”. This summer school was organized by the Next Generation Sequencing Competence Network (NGS-CN) and hosted by the West German Genome Center (WGGC). It was held at Schloss Mickeln, which is the guesthouse of HHU Düsseldorf University. Over the course of three days ten students learned about Next Generation Sequencing from molecule to output data, including an Oxford Nanopore live sequencing demonstration given by Max Schmidt and a workshop in analysing complex long read metagenomic sequencing data by Prof. Björn Usadel.


IBG-4 is involved in national and international third-party funded projects. Here you find an overview of our projects.


We are looking for excellent graduates for the HDS-LEE graduate school

The objective of HDS-LEE is to educate, train and support talented scientists during their doctoral thesis. IBG-4 is member of the HDS-LEE program and offers a position for excellent graduates. If you want to apply, please contact us.

Research at IBG-4

Bioinformatics for high-dimensional data and processes in life sciences and bioeconomy.