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In our group we are aiming at a quantitative understanding of biological systems to an extent that one is able to predict systemic features and with the hope to rational design and modify their behaviour. This applies to any system comprising biological components that is more than the mere sum of its components, or, in other words, the addition of the individual components results in systemic properties that could not be predicted by considering the components individually. By achieving this objective we are aiming at new global understanding and treatment of human diseases in which the target will not be a single molecule but a network. For this purpose in our group we develop on one hand new software and theoretical approximations to understand complex systems and on the other we do experiments to validate our predictions.

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Mycoplasma pneumoniae Genome Editing Based on Oligo Recombineering and Cas9-Mediated Counterselection
Mycoplasma pneumoniae Genome Editing Based on Oligo Recombineering and Cas9-Mediated Counterselection
Abstract: "Mycoplasma species share a set of features, such as lack of a cell wall, streamlined genomes, simplified metabolism, and the use of a deviant...
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ProteinFishing: a protein complex generator within the ModelX toolsuite
ProteinFishing: a protein complex generator within the ModelX toolsuite
Abstract: "Accurate 3D modelling of protein-protein interactions (PPI) is essential to compensate for the absence of experimentally determined complex structures. Here, we present a new...
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Impact of C-terminal amino acid composition on protein expression in bacteria
Impact of C-terminal amino acid composition on protein expression in bacteria
Abstract: "The C-terminal sequence of a protein is involved in processes such as efficiency of translation termination and protein degradation. However, the general relationship between...
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FASTQINS and ANUBIS: two bioinformatic tools to explore facts and artifacts in transposon sequencing and essentiality studies
FASTQINS and ANUBIS: two bioinformatic tools to explore facts and artifacts in transposon sequencing and essentiality studies
Abstract: Transposon sequencing is commonly applied for identifying the minimal set of genes required for cellular life; a major challenge in fields such as evolutionary...
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