Sven Rahmann

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Essen Dortmund
Büro Virchowstr. 183,
1.OG, Raum 1.10
Otto-Hahn-Str. 14
2. OG, Raum 2.14
Postadresse Prof. Dr. Sven Rahmann
Genominformatik, Inst. für Humangenetik
Medizinische Fakultät
Universität Duisburg-Essen
Hufelandstr. 55
45147 Essen
Prof. Dr. Sven Rahmann
Informatik XI
TU Dortmund
44221 Dortmund
Telefon +49 201 723-404 +49 231 755-7701
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Brief Biography | Kurzbiographie (Englisch)

Sven RahmannProf. Sven Rahmann holds the Chair of Genome Informatics at the Faculty of Medicine at Duisburg-Essen University since June 2011. The chair focuses on new algorithms and statistical methods for integration of multi-omics data and on the analysis of next-generation sequencing data. In collaboration with other groups, the methods are applied towards medical and biological questions. For example, how can we identify the genetic causes for rare diseases? How do different subtypes of a tumor differ in their gene expression patterns? How do environmental stress factors affect ecosystems on all levels?

As University Alliance Ruhr Professor for Bioinformatics, Sven maintains a strong collaboration with the Faculty of Computer Science at TU Dortmund in both his research and teaching activities. There, he leads a project on data dimensionality reduction within the DFG collaborative research center (Sonderforschungsbereich) SFB 876 “Providing information by resource-constrained data analysis”. He is an editor with several journals, including IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics and PeerJ and has served in the program committee of different bioinformatics conferences, including ISMB, RECOMB-seq, WABI, GCB, and ISBRA. He chaired and organized the German Conference on Bioinformatics (GCB) 2015 in the Ruhr area.

Between October 2007 and May 2011, Sven was professor for Bioinformatics for High-Throughput Technologies at the Chair of Algorithm Engineering, Computer Science Department, TU Dortmund. Between August and December 2007, he spent four months at HHMI Janelia Farm Research Campus as a visiting scientist in Gene Myers’ lab.

Sven was an independent Junior Research Group leader of the Computational Methods for Emerging Technologies (COMET) group, formerly known as the Algorithms and Statistics for Systems Biology group, at Bielefeld University from March 2004 till September 2007. The group closely collaborated with the Genome Informatics group at the Faculty of Technology (Technische Fakultät) at Bielefeld University. During the same time, Sven was also a member of the Institute of Bioinformatics (IfB) at the Center for Biotechnology (CeBiTec), and part of the faculty of the Graduate School in Bioinformatics and Genome Research at Bielefeld University.

From 2001 till 2004, Sven wrote his doctoral thesis on oligonucleotide design for microarrays in the Computational Molecular Biology group at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin under the supervision of Martin Vingron.

Between 1994 and the end of 2000, Sven studied mathematics and computer science with a focus on statistical methods in bioinformatics at the universities of Göttingen, UC Santa Cruz, and Heidelberg. During this time, he also worked as a freelance programmer for an insurance company and as a student assistant in the Theoretical Bionformatics group of the German National Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), where he wrote his Diploma (M.Sc.) thesis on word statistics in random texts.

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