Center for Biological Sequence Analysis, Technical University of Denmark

The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is the leading technical university in Scandinavia with over 6,000 students, 800 PhD fellows, and 1500 scientists. The Center for Biological Sequence Analysis (CBS), Department of Systems Biology, conducts basic research in the general fields of bioinformatics and systems biology, and is one of the largest, multi-disciplinary basic research groups within bioinformatics and systems biology in academia in Europe. Research at CBS is conducted in 11 specialist research groups spanning the broad spectrum of research at the interface between computational biology and wet lab experimentation. The Center has 15 postdocs, 55 PhD students and 17 technicians.

Role and key persons: 

ESR13 will be hosted and principally supervised by Professor Thomas Sicheritz-Ponten (20%) with additional input from Bent Petersen (5%) and Josef Vogt (5%).

Research facilities, infrastructure and equipment: 

CBS has one of Europe’s largest Bioinformatics Supercomputing facility, consisting of four shared memory servers (SGI Altix, the largest with 8 TB RAM), two Linux clusters (SGI Altix ICE) and a number of dedicated smaller servers. CBS also hosts a core facility for high-throughput analysis of genomic-level events.