|In the Delft Bioinformatics Lab (part of the Pattern Recognition & Bioinformatics Group), we develop novel computer models and algorithms to further fundamental biological knowledge, apply these models and algorithms to advance the state-of-the-art in health care and industry, and teach students in these areas. To this end, we closely collaborate with researchers and educators in molecular and cell biology, medicine and biotechnology.|
ActivitiesOur aim is to bring together all researchers working in bioinformatics or related areas at Delft University of Technology. We organise weekly paper discussion and work presentation meetings, various social activities and a monthly colloquium open to anyone interested. Please check our research highlights for an overview of our work, calendar for upcoming events, or contact Dick de Ridder (lab coordinator) if you have any questions.
EducationThe lab organises the Bioinformatics MSc track, together with Leiden University. We also contribute courses to the BSc and MSc programmes of Computer Science, Media & Knowledge Engineering and Life Science & Technology, as well as post-graduate courses for the Netherlands Bioinformatics Centre and the Advanced School for Computing and Imaging. If you are a student and looking for interesting BSc or MSc projects, please see our page on MSc projects for more information, or contact Marcel Reinders (group leader and coordinator of the Bioinformatics track).
|We focus on data-driven bioinformatics: creating algorithms to infer and exploit simple models of complex interactions, by coupling biological insights and available prior knowledge to high-throughput measurements. Our core expertise is in statistics, optimisation, machine learning and pattern recognition. Major application areas are in systems biology, modeling life at the molecular level; in medicine, trying to understand the biology underlying cancer and aging; and in biotechnology, engineering industrially relevant microorganisms. Please check our recent research highlights or our full list of publications for more information.|
We are involved in a number of national efforts ("centres"), most of which are funded through the Netherlands Genomics Initiative:
|Netherlands Bioinformatics Centre||Medical Delta||Cancer Genomics Centre||Kluyver Centre for Genomics of Industrial Fermentation|
Besides these, we collaborate with a number of companies (Philips Research, DSM) and scientific partners (Netherlands Cancer Institute, Leiden University Medical Center, Erasmus University Medical Center, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Institute for Systems Biology, Delft University of Technology's Department of Biotechnology).