Center for Computational and Theoretical Biology


BSc- & MSc-Arbeiten

We offer internships, Bachelor and Master theses. Please have a look at the webpages of the different groups and contact the group leader for further details.

Vorlesungen, Seminare & Praktika


Molecular Biodiversity Research

In this course, we will give you an overview in how to use molecular tools for ecological biodiversity assessments. We will cover basics in traditional ecology as well, so no previous knowledge is required in this field. We will teach theory and practical work hands-in-hands, so that the course will be varied in theoretical basics, lab work and computer based analysis. You will have seen the complete workflow (although not possible to go very deep) of ecological diversity analyses based on sequence data from the beginning to the end (Sanger and NGS).

Ecosystem Modeling Research

In this course, the student will learn to develop own research project in ecosystem modeling. In the first week, the internship student will define a study question, gather information on the study system, conceive a conceptual model for causal relationships, external drivers and parameters. In the second week onwards, the student will learn to implement the model in a computer language (e.g. in C++, R or Julia), perform a simulation experiment, analyse the simulated results and write down a manuscript presenting the model and findings. 


From Genome to Ecosystem

This course aims to integrate all research fields present in the CCTB, teaching the students how to work in a multidisciplinary team involving 1) handling and analysis of big data; 2) investigating evolutionary history, phylogenetic relationships, genomic associations and ecological drivers of biodiversity, phenotypes and interactions; 3) developing automatic image analyses; 4) exploring eco-evolutionary mechanisms influencing biodiversity across ecological levels of organization (from genomes to ecosystems).

Bioinformatik MSc

Die Vorlesung stellt aktuelle Methoden der Genom- und Proteinsequenzanalyse vor. Diese reichen von der Assemblierung und Annotation von Genomen bis zur Rekonstruktion der Phylogeny von Proteinen. Zusätzlich werden in den Übungen Analyseprogramme direkt am Rechner ausgeführt.