We offer courses and training in bioinformatics, computer science, and computational systems chemistry.

The current course selection can be found in FriedolinExterner Link.

Winter Semester

  1. Einführung in die Bioinformatik 1 (1. Teil)
  2. Strukturiertes Programmieren
  3. Grundlagen der Systembiologie
  4. Systembiologie (MMLS.G2)
  5. Literaturseminar - biologische Information

Sommer Semester

  1. Einführung in die Bioinformatik 1 (2.Teil)
  2. Logik lebender Systeme
  3. Evolutionäre Algorithmen
  4. Code Biology
  5. Lehrgang Unterrichtserlaubnis Informatik

Ideas for Thesis

  • Virus Dynamics
    • Integrated Model of Virus Dynamics and Social Dynamics
    • A Tool for Comparing (Virus-) Dynamical Models using Chemical Organizations
  • Chemical Organization Theory & Origin of Life
    • Measuring Chemical Organizations
    • Detecting Autocatalytic Processes in Complex Chemical Soups
    • Study Structure of Autocatalytic Networks with Structure-Function Mapping
    • Evolvability of Self-Sustaining Autocatalytic Networks
    • Generalized Autocatalytic Networks with Graph Grammars
  • Code Biology and Theory of Semantic Information
    • Measuring Semantic Capacity in Real Chemistries
    • Finding Molecular Codes in Large Reaction Networks
  • Evolution of Novelties
    • Evolutionary Motives in Evo-Devo
  • SR-Sim : Rule-based modeling in space
    • SRSim Topic: A parallel Version (in C++) of the rule-based spatial simulator SRSim
    • SRSim Topic: Demonstrate phase-separation in SRSim
  • Genetic Programming
    • Genetic Programming:  Self-modifying Genetic Programming
    • Iterated Mutual Observation with Genetic Programming
  • Systems Biology
    • Chemical Organizations in Whole Cell Modells
    • Systems Biology of Meiosis
  • Computational Social Science
    • Reveal autopoietic structures in social communication systems
    • Iterated mutual observation - double contingency problem
  • Bio-Sensors and Bio-Robotics
    • Modelling and Simulation of Bio-Sensors, e.g., cancer marker diagnostics (NEW, with IMMS)
  • Available Hardware
    • Standard computer science environment (desktop computers, printing, office space, SSD-based file server & backup, library)
    • For computing a local batch system with approx. 20 CPUs for exclusive use
    • One machine with 16 cores (2 CPUs) and 384 GB RAM for exclusive use
    • 3D-printer (Ultimaker), HTC vive (for virtual reality)
    • potentially access to a shared central compute cluster (ARA cluster, approx. 200 CPUs and 2000 cores)

Students who are interested in doing a research project with us can request a detailed list of topics from peter.dittrich@uni-jena.de or by telephone on 03641 946460.

For a research internship with a small scope (about 6 ECTS = 180 hours = 4.5 weeks) or the project module, the question and task must be clearly simplified and delimited in advance.