Selected Topics in Systems Biology

Block pro-/seminar about different topics in Systems Biology.

The seminar will take place on 12.10.2015 in building E2.1 room 106, starting at 9:30.

Tutors: Christina Backes

Registration: from 21st April to 28th April

Registration: If you would like to participate write us an email containing the following information:

  • Your name and matriculation number
  • Whether your are a Bachelor or a Master student and in which semester
  • The topic you prefer and whether you want to do a seminar or a proseminar
  • Whether you already have a seminar/proseminar certificate



Participant Time slot Topic
1. Seminar Michael Scherer 9:30 – 10:15 Mirsynergy: detecting synergistic miRNA regulatory modules by overlapping neighbourhood expansion
2. Seminar  Christina Kiefer 10:15 – 11:00 Characterization of p38 MAPK isoforms for drug resistance study using systems biology approach
3. Seminar  Laurena Koch 11:00-11:45 CDA: Combinatorial Drug Discovery Using Transcriptional Response Modules
4. Seminar Sivarajan Karunanithi 13:00 – 13:45 Selecting causal genes from genome-wide association studies via functionally coherent subnetworks
5. Seminar Dominik Wermke 13:45 – 14:30 Functional and genetic analysis of the colon cancer network
6. Proseminar  Andreas Bies 14:30 – 15:15 Bioinformatics-driven discovery of rational combination for overcoming EGFR-mutant lung cancer resistance to EGFR therapy


  • Proseminar: at least in 3rd semester, Bioinformatics I

Requirements for certificate:

  • Submitting the first version of the slides
  • Successful presentation: 30 minutes + questions
  • Submitting a summary (2 pages)
  • Attendance to all presentations


  • First version of the slides: Deadline 12.09.2015 (4 weeks before the presentation)
  • Presentations: 12.10.2015
  • Summary: Deadline 19.10.2015 (after the presentation)

Place: E2.1 room 106

Some presentation guidelines