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Congratulations Matias for the "Best Poster" award at the X International Conference on Bioinformatics - Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of SoIBio and 10th Anniversary of the Master in Bioinformatics Uruguay.
"Statins: Complex outcomes but increasingly helpful treatment options for patients" by Mohammadkhani, Korsching et al. has been published by European Journal of Pharmacology.
Congratulations to Marten - another successful Master of Science.
"An integrated genome-wide multi-omics analysis of gene expression dynamics in the preimplantation mouse embryo" by Israel, Makalowski et al. has been published by Scientific Reports.
"Bioinformatics of nanopore sequencing" by Makalowski and Shabardina has been published by Journal of Human Genetics
Researchers in the field of bioinformatics at Muenster University, Germany and Mr. Fujihiko Minamoto (second from left)
Felix defended his master
Wolfgang takes his retirement
Jonas made his defense
"NanoPipe - a web server for nanopore MinION sequencing data analysis" by Shabardina et al. has been published by GigaScience.
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Dipl. Inf. Norbert Grundmann


Norbert G
I am responsible for soft- and hardware at this institute. You know, this is a never ending story and full of surprises. Previously I was working as an administrator at university, as a consultant and in an insurance company - mainly in software engineering and implementation. Much of my work belongs to genetic projects with the focus on software solutions for scientific questions.

Work and visions

As I started my work at this Institute I began to learn more about genetics and the underlaying software. For different projects I designed and implemented tools, like SCA for codon analsis and TinT for time evaluation of transpositions. Actually I am working on a tool called "Genome Presence Absence Compiler" gpac. One thing that I have learned: software is only as good as the team that created it. Maybe we will work on the road together? :-)

Along this I am very interested in the Unix drivate FreeBSD and happy that some of our server are already switched over from Solaris to BSD :-)


  • Noll A, Grundmann N, Churakov G, Brosius J, Makalowski W, Schmitz J (2014) "GPAC - Genome Presence/Absence Compiler: A Web Application to comparatively visualize multiple genome-level changes" published in Oxford Journals [Goto Oxford Journals] [Reprint]
  • Churakov G, Grundmann N, Kuritzin A, Brosius J, Makalowski W, Schmitz J. (2010) A Novel Web-Based TinT Application and the Chronology of the Primate Alu Retroposon Activity. BMC Evolutionary Biology 10:376. [Reprint]
  • Anhlan D, Grundmann N, Makalowski W, Ludwig S, Scholtissek C (2010): Origin of the 1918 pandemic H1N1 influenza A virus as studied by codon usage patterns and phylogenetic analysis, RNA Published in Advance November 10, 2010, doi:10.1261/rna.2395211 [Reprint]
  • Abrusán G, Grundmann N, DeMester L. and Makalowski W. (2009) TEclass - a tool for automated classification of unknown eukaryotic transposable elements. Bioinformatics, 25 (10):1329-30. Epub 2009 Apr 5. [Reprint] [Goto]

Asset history

1984 - 1985 Study physics at LMU in Munic.
1987 - 1990 Training for "Mathematical Technical Assistent" at FH for Economy in Aachen.
1990 - 1995 Design and implement retrival software in C (with database Progress and Interactive Unix) for tools like cutters and others used in industrial production at Cim Source GmbH in Aachen.
1994 - 2000 Study informatics at RWTH in Aachen.
1994 - 1996 Administrator at Institute for Information Systems (I5) at RWTH in Aachen.
1996 - 1998 Develop database applications for banks in Sybase/SQL at CsG in Aachen.
2000 - 2004 Consultant for Java applications in enterprise environments like CICS, IMS, MQ-Series at SerCon (now IBM) in Dortmund.
2004 - 2007 Digitalize, store and provide access to incoming and outgoing letters. Write Java and PL/1 applications and connect host systems and Java environments at LVM in Münster
2008 - now Design and implement biological software, setup and admininstrate Unix (which meant Solaris - now switching to FreeBSD) servers and external software at Institute of Bioinformatics (UKM) in Münster
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