News from the Kohlbacher lab
Plants are stakeholders in a subtle and complex chemical warfare to secure optimal growth conditions. Although it has been known for decades that plants produce and release chemical substances to fight their neighbors, it has remained unclear how exactly these compounds act on other plants. A team of German and French scientists has been able to show that one particular class of plant toxins slows down the development of competing plants by specifically acting on the structure of their genome.
Starting October 2015 I will set up a new group at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology. I am looking for postdocs and PhD students.
We are happy to congratulate Dr. Erhan Kenar on passing his PhD exam and wish him all the best for his future.
The university magazine Attempto! reports on our activities.
We will coordinate one of the eight centers of excellence in Bioinformatics Infrastructures within the German Network for Bioinformatics Infrastructure (de.NBI). Tübingen, together with University of Konstanz and Freie Universität Berlin, form the Center for Integrative Bioinformatics (CIBi). Within this center we will develop and maintain tools for the analysis of biological high-throughput data and for scientific workflows.
The current issue of nature contains a number of papers - including one of our lab - mapping out the human epigenome.
University and University Hospital Tübingen yesterday founded a center for personalized medicine. The center aims at providing patient-individualized treatment based on new diagnostic methods. Oliver Kohlbacher acts as a deputy speaker of the center.