Computationele biologie

Prof. Dr. Peter Dawyndt heads the Computational Biology Lab at the Faculty of Sciences (Department of Applied Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics), whose research occurs at the intersection of computer science and the life sciences. This cross-fertilization is a potential starting point for fundamental new developments in biology, biotechnology and medicine, but also serves as a source of inspiration for novel developments in computer science. Among the current research topics are computational applications for (meta)genomics, (meta)proteomics, (meta)transcriptomics, (bio)chemistry and data visualization. His group actively works on the development of the Unipept platform ( and the Dodona platform (