• Graduate School DILS

    "Digital Infrastructure for the Life Sciences" — Graduate School of the Bielefeld Institute for Bioinformatics Infrastrucure (BIBI) more about BIBI

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Digital Infrastructure for the Life Sciences

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Our graduate school is part of the Bielefeld Institute for Bioinformatics Infrastructure (BIBI). An important goal of BIBI, in cooperation with researchers from ZB MED - Information Centre for Life Sciences, the German Network for Bioinformatics Infrastructure (de.NBI), and the Center for Biotechnology (CeBiTec), is to establish the new research profile “Service Science in the Life Sciences” on an international level. To this end, young researchers are important for the development and advancement of bioinformatics methods and services.

The graduate school promotes young researchers by offering a comprehensive doctoral program:

  • a broad research program with common focus, supervised by a team of experienced PIs at Bielefeld University and ZB MED
  • an individual qualification program comprising dedicated lectures, hands-on tutorials, as well as mentoring and professional skill seminars to support careers on and off the academic track
  • joint workshops and retreats
  • central management and quality control by scientific coordination


All DILS news are also tweeted on Twitter (@GradSchool_DILS).

  • 29 Apr 2020: “Reference-based QUantification Of gene-Dispensability (QUOD)” is now available on bioRxiv.
  • 2 April 2020: “Comparison of Read Mapping and Variant Calling Tools for the Analysis of Plant NGS Data” published in Plants.
  • 12 Mar 2020: Our DILS website is now reachable via bibi.uni-bielefeld.de/dils.
  • 20 Feb 2020: Our DILS publication list got its first entry. Congratulations, Katharina!
  • 31 Jan 2020: DILS students elected their representatives. Tizian Schulz is our student speaker, and Andreas Rempel our vice student speaker. Congratulations and thanks for your commitment!
  • 28 Jan 2020: Yeah! DILS is on Twitter.