Algorithms for Computational Genomics


The Algorithms for Computational Genomics group is headed by Tobias Marschall and is affiliated with the Center for Bioinformatics at Saarland University and the Max Planck Institute for Informatics.

The group develops algorithms and statistical methods for computational genomics. In particular, we work on methods to analyze high-throughput sequencing data to study genetic diversity, epigenetics, and cancer. On the one hand, we develop the required theoretical foundations in algorithmic statistics, combinatorial optimization, and sequence algorithms and, on the other hand, we apply the resulting methods in collaboration with biomedical researchers to gain biological insights. Topics addressed in the group range from algorithms for low level data processing to questions of population genetics.



Information on current research projects can be found on the Research page.


A list of publications can be found on the Publications page.


We are looking for talented students on all levels (bachelor, master, PhD). If you are interested in working in the group, please contact Tobias Marschall.


  • Email: t.marschall at mpi-inf dot mpg dot de
  • Office: Building E2.1, Room 201
  • Address:
    Center for Bioinformatics
    Campus E2.1
    66041 Saarbrücken