Regarding RNA, we are interested in its sequence structure and regulation. A hot topic are new types of RNA such as lncRNAs, miRNAs;
We model organisms and interactions, and use bioinformatics also in the analysis of genome, transcriptome and metabolome data;
Medical aspects concern infection biology, e.g. human-fungal infection, graduate students 3D infects, plant-pathogen interactions; in cancer (lung and others) and cardiovascular research (platelets; lncRNAs and kinases in cardiomyocytes);
Further interests are prokaryotic metabolism and adaptation; neurobiological activity and image analysis.
We collaborate with most groups of the biocenter as well as with the faculty of biology (including ecology where there are systems and species data), and numerous chairs in medical faculty. Further collaborations are also with computer sciences (databanks, e-learning, development of algorithms), chemistry (drug design), mathematics (differential equations), physicists, (systems biology).