Author Archives: Katja Nowick

Our paper about a consensus transcription factor network of the human brain is out

With this work we aimed at obtaining more insights into the gene regulatory networks of the human prefrontal cortex, which is important for cognitive abilities. Analyzing multiple independent genome-wide expression datasets from healthy individuals we realized that the transcription factor … Continue reading

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Stefano defended his PhD

Stefano, you made it! Congratulations, Dr. Berto!

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Programming for Evolutionary Biology

We are currently running our fifth “Programming for Evolutionary Biology” course in Leipzig. We are taking the students of our course on a tour on analyzing Next-Generation-Sequencing data, genome annotation, population genomics, phylogenomics, gene expression evolution, biological networks, and other … Continue reading

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Our paper on human specific transcriptional regulation accepted

Our paper on the evolution of binding sites of the transcription factor GABPa has been accepted for publication in MBE. This work was originally started by Robert Querfurth at the Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin. Alvaro and I got … Continue reading

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Our paper on “The Relativity of Biological Function” is accepted

When we started writing this paper we were inspired by the debate about the question of how much of the human genome is functional. Estimates for that proportion range from 5% to 90%, a huge difference that obviously cannot be … Continue reading

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Programming for Evolutionary Biology 2015

Registration just opened for the 4th Programming for Evolutionary Biology course. Based on our very successful previous courses we again put together a comprehensive program for learning programming skills to perform analysis of genomics and evolutionary data. Check out our … Continue reading

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We are in the News!

Our local newspaper published an article about us and two more research groups who received together over one million Euro to investigate the functions of long non-coding RNAs in the human nervous system. Our main goal is to understand how … Continue reading

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Programming for Evolutionary Biology in Colombia

Many greetings from Bogota, where we are currently holding our first Programming for Evolutionary Biology course in the Americas. Clara Isabel Bermúdez Santana and her TAs Cristian, Alejandro, and Diego, as well as her students from the Universidad Nacional de … Continue reading

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Special journal issue on Human Evolution

Aida Andres and I have put together a special journal issue with papers on human evolution for the journal Current Opinion in Genetics & Development. Inviting the authors for 19 articles, editing, and coordinating this special issue has been an … Continue reading

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Paper on phased human genomes published

In our paper Hoehe et al. on “Multiple haplotype-resolved genomes reveal population patterns of gene and protein diplotypes” published in Nature Communications we describe the extent of sequence variation that exists between the two alleles of human individuals. Surprisingly, many … Continue reading

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