Center for Integrative Bioinformatics (CIBI)
CIBI brings together expertise in genome sequence informatics, computational mass spectrometry (proteomics, metabolomics) and workflow system from three Universities: Freie Universität Berlin (FUB), Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen (EKUT) and Universität Konstanz (UKON). Its mission is to provide application users and expert data analysts with cutting-edge tools for proteomics, metabolomics, and next-generation sequencing data analysis as well as with a workflow engine to integrate these tools into coherent solutions for reproducible multi-omics studies.
CIBI maintains the bioinformatics resources SeqAn (FUB), OpenMS (EKUT), workflow environment KNIME (UKON) and supports application users, expert data analysts, and developers in using them. For developers CIBI offers high-quality software libraries to allow for efficient implementations of novel algorithmic ideas for the analysis of –omics data and for effective distribution to application users and expert data analysts. For application users, expert data analysts, and developers CIBI provides support and consulting in using and extending the solutions provided by CIBI. In addition to augmenting documentation as well as teaching materials of these resources, we provide training and education events in the area of proteomics, metabolomics, sequence genomics as well as workflow systems.
Developments focus on the sustainable, continued development and integration of the three main software platforms and other software libraries needed throughout de.NBI. CIBI pays particular attention to aspects of backwards compatibility and cross-platform availability of all maintained software to enable reproducibility of experiments and subsequent data analyses.
Prof. Dr. Oliver Kohlbacher (Coordinator)
Zentrum für Bioinformatik
Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen (EKUT)
Sand 14; 72076 Tübingen
Tel. +4970712970458; Fax +497071295152
Prof. Dr. Michael Berthold (Partner)
Fachbereich Informatik und Informationswissenschaft
Universität Konstanz (UKON)
Box 712; 78457 Konstanz
Tel. +497531882207; Fax +497531885132
Prof. Dr. Knut Reinert (Partner)
Institut für Bioinformatik
Freie Universität Berlin (FUB)
Takustrasse 9; 14195 Berlin
Tel. +493083875222; Fax +493083875218