NEWS: We gratefully received the support of Karls Erdbeerhof to coordinate, joint with the Institute of Laboratory Medicine, our first human trial towards intervening into cellular senescence, based on food rich in senointerventional compounds.

NEWS: We just received funding to coordinate an in-depth biomarker study, "SASKit", of cellular senescence and its role in pancreatic cancer and stroke, with colleagues from Hematology, Oncology & Palliative Care, Neurology, Gastroenterology and Physiology, in cooperation with the Systems Biology group at the IEF (474.000 EUR for IBIMA, 2.097.000 EUR for all groups; not considering years 4+5). We also recently received funding for coordinating a large preclinical development study, incl biomarker investigations, "Antifibrotix", joint with IBMT and UAK (Augenklinik) (958.000 EUR for IBIMA, 1.760.000 EUR for all groups). We also just received funding for preparing the development of senotherapies (128.000 EUR for IBIMA).

We were also just granted EFRE/ESF/EU funding for high-performance computing equipment (74970€, to be installed at the ITMZ).

More information will be posted soon.

The core interest of the Bioinformatics is the investigation of intervention effects using gene expression (next-generation sequencing) data.
We wish to discover the healthspan pathways triggered by interventions proposed to enable healthy ageing (EU Horizon 2020 project). We predicted which drugs may be repositioned to inhibit fibrosis after glaukoma surgery (BMBF validation research project), and validated the top-ranking compound in vitro.
Also, we work with Leukemia, Parkinson, and Alzheimer data, among others.

The Bioinformatics is composed of the following groups:

  • Medical Bioinformatics (Möller, Fuellen), focussed on intervention effects,
  • Junior Research Group Integrative OMICS Analyses (Hamed),
  • Next-generation sequencing data (Barrantes).

The mission of the Biostatistics department can be found here.

EFRE-geförderte Ausstattung

With all the best wishes for a long healthspan
Georg Fuellen, Institute Director

News (October 18, 2016)

We are happy to report that the European Union “European Fonds for Regionale Development” will be funding “Erweiterung des NFS-Storage um 144 TB SAS-Speicher im zentralen HPC-Cluster” to support our computing infrastructure, in collaboration with the ITMZ.


Prof. Dr. Georg Füllen
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Ms Brauer
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Institut für Biostatistik und Informatik in Medizin und Alternsforschung (IBIMA)
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