Members


  

Dr. David P. Kreil

WWTF Chair of Bioinformatics.

Interests: Development of computational and quantitative experimental methods to allow the investigation of complex biological questions that are hard to examine using traditional gene-by-gene approaches alone.

Background: Analysis of life-science data using probabilistic and statistical methods, sequence analysis (Research Fellow of Darwin College and the Medical Research Council UK, Dept of Genetics & Cavendish Laboratory, Univ. of Cambridge). Integration of heterogeneous databases and bioinformatics tools, comparative genome analysis (EMBL fellow, European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge). Theory of dynamic properties at phase transitions (Dept of Physics, Technical University of Munich).

 

 Room:'Apartment', 06/61.2 
 Telephone:+43 (0)1 47654 6830, main office 6200/6202  
 Email:David.Kreil at boku.ac.at 
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Dr. Peter Sykacek

Head of Analytical Methods Development.

Interests: Probabilistic modelling using approximations from statistical Physics or Monte Carlo methods. Optimal combination of multi sensor data and background information. Data analysis in the Life Sciences.

Background: PhD at ÖFAI Vienna on probabilistic modelling of sleep EEG. Postdoc in the Pattern Analysis and Machine Learning Research Group, University of Oxford on probabilistic models for Brain Computer Interface research. Senior postdoc at the Departments of Genetics and Pathology of Cambridge University with responsibilities for probabilistic modelling and statistical analysis of microarray data.

 

For further information please visit my homepage.

 

Teaching material (lecture notes and other resources) can be downloaded here.

 

 Room:'Apartment', 06/61.3 
 Telephone:zZt. +43 1 47654 6833, main office 6200/6202 
 Email:Peter.Sykacek at boku.ac.at 
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Dr Nancy Stralis Pavese

Post-doctoral fellow.

 

Interests: Driving method-development of quantitative microarray expression profiling of the fruit-fly Drosphila melanogaster. And further optimisation of applied expression profiling experiments.

 

Background: Dissertation in Molecular ecology of methanotrophic bacteria associated with different vegetation types in landfill lysimeter experiment and development of a microbial diagnostic microarray (University of Agricultural Sciences, Vienna-Austria). M.Sc. in Genetics: Recombinant PrV - Layer proteins as candidate vaccine (University of Vienna).

 

 Room:Lab Annex 06/02.3
 Telephone:+43 1 47654 6834, main office 6200/6202 
 Email:Nancy.Stralis at boku.ac.at 

 

 

 

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Dr. Germán G. Leparc

Post-doctoral fellow.

Interests: Genome sequence analysis by integration of multiple data sets.

Background: Computational Biology PhD designing methods of computational prediction and experimental validation for novel mRNA alternative splice variants (Washington University at St. Louis, USA). Co-author of SCANSITE (scansite.mit.edu) for the prediction of signal transduction protein interactions (Divison of Signal Transduction, Harvard Institute of Medicine-Beth Israel Deaconess, Boston USA). Molecular biology and biochemistry bachelor degree (Middlebury College, Vermont, USA).

 

 Room:Analytics 06/11 
 Telephone:+43 1 47654 6845, main office 6200/6202 
 Email:Germán.Leparc at boku.ac.at 

 

 

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Dr Ulrike Mückstein

Post-doctoral fellow. 

Interests: Modelling thermodynamics and kinetics of nucleic acid interactions.

Background: Postdoc at the Theoretical Biochemistry Group at the University of Vienna. Development of RNAup for computing nucleic acid interactions. Co-author of the Vienna RNA Package for RNA Secondary Structure Predicition and Comparison. PhD on sequence-structure relations of cofolded RNA complexes. Master thesis on pairwise global alignments, both at the Theoretical Biochemistry Group.

  

 Room:Analytics 06/11
 Telephone:+43 1 47654 6845, Sekretariat 6200/6202 
 Email:

Ulrike.Mueckstein at boku.ac.at 

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Brian Godsey, M.Sc.

Pre-doctoral fellow.

Interests: Probabilistic modelling and computational biology in the
context of microarray analysis, with emphasis on mathematical theory.

Background: Master of Science from Miami University (Oxford, Ohio, U.S.A.) in mathematics.  Master's thesis in graph theory.  Applied research mathematician at the U.S. Department of Defense with work in pattern recognition and data analysis.  Bachelor of Science in mathematics and statistics from Miami University.

 

 

 Room:Computer lab 06/02.1 
 Telephone:+43 1 47654 6838, main office 6200/6202 
 Email:Brian.Godsey at boku.ac.at 

 

 

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Paweł Łabaj, M.Sc.

Pre-doctoral fellow.

Interests: classification methods including neural networks, feature extraction, pattern recoginition, data integration.

Background: Master of Science from The Silesian University of Technology (Gliwice, Poland) in Computer Science. Master´s Thesis on a system of automatic analysis and pattern recoginition using neural networks. Junior member of research staff in The Institute of Medical Technology and Equipment (Zabrze, Poland) in the Department of Biomedical Computer Science.

 

 

 Room:Computer lab 06/02.1 
 Telephone:+43 1 47654 6837, main office 6200/6202 
 Email:Pawel.Labaj. at boku.ac.at 

 

 

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Andreas Emanuel Posch

Diploma student.

Interests: Development of analysis and visualization tools for microarray data.

Background: Bachelor studies in food and biotechnology at BOKU; master studies in biotechnology at BOKU since 2007.

 

 

 

 Room:Computer lab 06/02.1 
 Telephone:+43 1 36006 6838, main office 6200/6202 
 Email:Andreas.Posch at boku.ac.at 

 

 

 

 

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Alexandra Posekany

Diploma student.

Interests: statistical modelling with special focus on biological framework; biomathematics.

Background: Diploma programme: Technical Mathematics at TU, Vienna; individual diploma programme "Biomathematics" at BOKU, TU and University of Vienna.

 

 

 

 Room:Lab Annex 06/02.3 
 Telephone:+43 1 36006 6834, main office 6200/6202 
 Email:Alexandra.Posekany at boku.ac.at 

 

 

 

 

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Associate Members

Visitors to the group and some close collaborators.

Ines Lauber-Dellmour

Specialist assistant.

Interests: payroll accounting, employment law, accounting, Content managment system.

Background: payroll accounting certificate WIFI St. Pölten, employment law certificate WIFI Vienna, accounting practise certificate WIFI Vienna.

 

 

Telephone:main office +43 1 36006 6200/6202 
 Email:Ines. Lauber at boku.ac.at 

   

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Mag. Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Alexandra Graf

Pre-doctoral fellow.

Interests: biological problems and their solution via bioinformatic tools,  data-transformation and -analysis, automated integration of bioinformatic software, in particular with microarrayanalysis.

Background: Studied at Vienna University, in biology; Master at Vrije Universität Bruessels in human ecology. Softwareengineer at LEM Norma GmbH. Since 2003 in parallel polytechnik in bioinformatics.

 

 

 Room:Computer lab 06/02.1
 Telephone:+43 1 36006 6837, main office 6200/6202 
 Email:Alexandra.Graf at boku.ac.at 

 

 

 

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Dipl.-Ing. Theresa Scharl

Pre-doctoral fellow.

 

PhD student at the Technical Univ., Vienna, supervisor Doz. Friedrich Leisch

Interests: statistical computing with R, biostatistics, analysis of microarray data, cluster analysis.

 Background: Studied Applied Mathematics at the Vienna University of Technology, branch of study: mathematics in the domain of science. Diploma thesis on the statistical analysis of microarray data in cooperation with the Department of Bioresources and Molecular Diagnostics at the ARC Seibersdorf Research GmbH. Since 2004 PhD candidate at the Department of Statistics and Probability Theory at the Vienna University of Technology (supervisor Prof. Friedrich Lesch in coorperation with Karl Bayer´s working group Microbial Fermentation at the Department of Biotechnology at the Boku University funded by the Austrian Center of Biopharmaceutical Technology (ACBT).

 

 Room:TU Vienna, AP 01 08 
 Telephone:+43 1 58801 10712, office at TU E107 
 Email:Theresa.Scharl at ci.tuwien.ac.at 

 

 

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Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Andreas Redl

Student.

Interests: storing complex biological data, visualization of data.

Background: studied biology at Vienna University; studied media engineering at Fachhochschule St. Poelten; currently studying Bioinformatics at Boku University, Vienna.

 

 

 

 Room:Computer lab 06/02.1 
Telephone:+43 1 36006 6837, main office 6200/6202 
 Email:Andreas.Redl at boku.ac.at 

 

 

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Dr. Hubert Renauld

Post-doctoral fellow.

Interests:  Multidisciplinary approaches to deciphering chromosome dynamics and genome architecture, focussing on junk DNA, degerante/shuffled repeats, and paralogous gene families. Natural language processing. Comparative syntax and polysynthetic languages. Concurrent systems theory.

Background: Sequence annotation and analysis (The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, U.K.). Molecular parasitology (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium). Yeast live imaging (Kobe Advanced Research Centre, Japan), biochemistry, cell fractionation and confocal microscopy (Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research, Switzerland), classical and molecular genetics (The University of Chicago, USA and Facultuy of Agronomy, Belgium).

 

 Room:Computer lab 06/02.1 
 Telephone:+43 1 36006 6838, main office 6200/6202 
 Email:Hubert.Renauld at boku.ac.at 

 

 

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Alumni

Anaïs Bardet, M.Sc.

Dissertant.

Interessen: Bioinformatische Analysen insbesondere von Sequenz und Microarray Daten. Entwicklung von Werkzeugen zur bioinformatischen Integration heterogener Daten und Analyse Programmen.

Background:  M.Sc. in Bioinformatik, Genom und Transcriptom an der Denis Diderot Universität, Paris 7. Bioinformatische Analyse des metabolischen Zyklus der Hefe am Molekular-Genetik Labor (ENS). Deduktion eines regulatorischen Netzwerkes durch Baye´sche Statistik für das Genomik und Molekulare Bioinformatische Team (EBGM). B.Sc. in Biochemischen Wissenschaften an der Salford Universität.

 

 

 Raum:Computerlabor 06/02.1 
 Telephon:+43 1 36006 6837, Sekretariat 6200/6202 
 Email:Anais.Bardet at boku.ac.at 

 

 

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Anaïs Bardet, M.Sc.

Pre-doctoral fellow

Interests: Bioinformatics analyses, in particular, of genome sequences and microarray data. Development of tools for the bioinformatical integration of heterogeneous data and analysis programs.

Background: M.Sc. in Bioinformatics, genome and transcriptome at Denis Diderot University, Paris 7. Bioinformatic analysis of the yeast metabolic cycle at the Molecular Genetics Laboratory (ENS). Inference of a genetic regulatory network by Bayesian networks for the Genomic and Molecular Bioinformatics Team (EBGM). B.Sc. in Biochemical Sciences at Salford university.

 

 Room:Computer lab 06/02.1 
Telephone:+43 1 36006 6837, main office 6200/6202 
 Email:Anais. Bardet at boku.ac.at 
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Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Tüchler

Pre-doctoral fellow.

Interests: Quantitative Biology in the context of high-throughput methods.

Background: Studied Food Science and Biotechnology at Boku with exchange semester at the ETH Zurich. Worked in Genotyping & Microarray facility of Boehringer-Ingelheim Austria with Dr. Norbert Schweifer.  Master thesis on the modelling of regulatory transactivation using mircroarrays with Prof. Jaroslav Stark, Imperial College London.

 

 

 Room:Computer lab 06/02.1 
 Telephone:+43 1 36006 6837, main office 6200/6202 
 Email:Thomas.Tuechler at boku.ac.at 

 

 

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Dr. Gabriela Koskova

Post-doctoral fellow.

Interests: Probabilistic data analysis and method development.

Background: Dissertation on the Topographic Organization of User Preference Patterns in Collaborative Filtering at the Faculty of Informatics and Information Technologies (FIIT) of the Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava. Research assistant at FIIT.

You can read about some of my earlier work on my previous home page.

 

 Room:Bureau 06/09.1 
 Telephone:+43 1 36006 6845, main office 6200/6202 
 Email:Gabriela.Koskova at boku.ac.at 
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Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Andreas Sommer

CTA / Lab manager.

Interests: Biological Applications and technical development of high-throughput methods, particularly microarrays. Automated collection and management of laboratory data for inclusion in analysis.

Background: College of Chemical Engineering, Rosensteingasse, Vienna; Technician at the Institute of Molecular Pathology; Research Assistant at Affiris GmbH in the unit for the development of antibodies and assays; in parallel, Technical College of Bioinformatics.

 

 Room:Lab 06/03, Bureau 06/02.3 
Telephone:+43 1 36006 6841 / 6834, main office 6200/6202 
 Email:Andreas.Sommer at boku.ac.at 
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