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In this year, Florian Schmidt was awarded the ISCB Student Software Award for his tool TEPIC. The ISCB Student Software Award was created to recognize the development of excellent bioinformatics software by students and postdocs that are members of the International Society for Computational Biology.

Here, you can find the GitHub page of TEPIC.

Here, you can find the overview article of the first day of ISMB 2020.

Dear bioinformatics students,

As you might have been informed, Saarland University has been closed today as a response to the pandemic. Parts of the official message from the University President are copied below.

With this note, we would like to inform you about how the closing affects exams and ongoing courses.

(03/12/2020) Due to the current developments concerning the spread of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and the immediate action program adopted this morning by the Council of Ministers and the State Parliament of Saarland, the University Board has decided together with the University Senate on measures of the university to contribute to the slow down of the spread of the virus:


On Wednesday, February 05, 2020, Prof. Dr. Zamin Iqbal (European Molecular Biology Laboratory, EMBL-EBI, Hinxton, UK) will give a talk as part of the colloquium series of the CBI in WT 2019. The talk is entitled "Nucleotide resolution variant analysis in bacterial pan genomes using genome graphs" and will be held at the Center for Bioinformatics (CBI), building E2 1, lecture room 001, ground floor at 14:30(!) am (s.t.).