The Exelixis Lab


Enabling Research in Evolutionary Biology

Lab News

July 2014

  • Alexey, Alexis, Andre, Kassian, Mark Holder, and Tomas received a certificate for teaching excellence from the dean of the CS faculty at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology for their course on "Introduction to Bioinformatics for Computer Scientists" tought in winter 2014/15 based on the course evaluation by the students.

March 2015

  • Jiajie Zhang succesfully defended his PhD thesis at the University of Lübeck.

January 2015

  • The course evaluation by the students for the course: "Introduction to Bioinformatics for Computer Scientists" which Alexis, Tomas, Alexey, Kassian, Andre, and Mark teach at the CS department of KIT was very positive. We received a teaching quality index (Lehrqualitätsindex) of 100 out of 100.

November 2014

  • Our visiting PhD student Paschalia Kapli, that visited our lab twice, successfully defended her PhD at the University of Crete on November 24. Members of the committee included her supervisor Nikos Poulakakis, as well as our collaborators and friends from the Hellenic Center of Marine Research Antonis Magoulas and Giorgos Kotoulas.

July 2014

  • Our new PhD student, Lucas Czech, joined the lab.

June 2014

  • Fernando Izquierdo-Carrasco succesfully defended his PhD thesis on June 3rd at the CS department of KIT. Prof. Arndt von Haeseler, Prof. Wolfgang Karl, Prof. Klemens Böhm, and Alexis were on his committe which was kindly headed by Prof. Beckert.

January 2014

  • Our new PostDoc and prior visiting PhD student, Diego Darriba, joined the lab.

June 2013

  • Our new PhD student, Alexey Kozlov, joined the lab.

January 2013

  • The course evaluation by the students for the course: "Introduction to Bioinformatics for Computer Scientists" which Alexis, Solon, Tomas, Kassian, Andre, and Pavlos teach at the CS department of KIT was very positive. We received a teaching quality index (Lehrqualitätsindex) of 100 out of 100.
  • Simon Berger succesfully defended his PhD thesis on January 14 at the CS department of KIT. Prof. C. v. Mering, Prof. W. Karl, Prof. H Meyerhenke and Alexis were on his committe which was kindly headed by Prof. Beckert.

November 2012

  • Nikos Alachiotis successfully defended his PhD thesis on November 21 at the CS department of TU Munich. Prof. A. Bode, Prof. A. Dollas, and Alexis were on the committee which was kindly headed by Prof. B. Rost.

August 2012

  • Jörg Hauser submitted his Master's thesis that deals with the protein model assignment problem for multi-gene alignments of amino acid data.

July 2012

  • Alexis was appointed as full professor at the department of computer science (in conjunction with his job at HITS) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

January 2012

  • Antonis Rokas has written a nice chapter about hands-on phylogeny reconstruction that uses RAxML as example program.