The Exelixis Lab
Exelixis is the Greek word for evolution. I know that it is a very
cliche type of thing to give the lab a Greek name, but I could honestly
not come up with something better. The image above is a view of Mount
Psiloritis on the island of Crete in winter 2006.
Top (left to right): Denis Krompaß, Nikos Alachiotis, Alexandros Stamatakis
Bottom (left to right): Simon Berger, Fernando Izquierdo-Carrasco, Andre Aberer
Photo: courtesy of Marlena Drabik (secretary of Bioinformatics chair at TUM)
missionOur focus is on the evolution of hardware and parallel computer architectures as well as on the evolution of molecular sequences. We understand Bioinformatics as a discipline that develops algorithms, models, and tools that help Biologists to generate new biological insights and knowledge. We try to bridge the gap between the world of systematics and the world of high performance computing. Due to the increasing descrepancy between the pace of molecular data accumulation and increase in CPU speeds (which is much slower), which we call the "Bio-Gap" we feel that the time has come to establish parallel computing as standard technique in Bioinformatics.
propsective students from KITWe are always looking for student programmers (HiWis) and students interested in doing bachelor/master theses projects with us.