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  • Critical Assessment of Metagenome Interpretation − a benchmark of computational metagenomics software

    23.02.17
    Publication

    In metagenome analysis, computational methods for assembly, taxonomic profiling and binning are key components facilitating downstream biological data interpretation. However, a lack of consensus about benchmarking datasets and evaluation metrics complicates proper performance assessment. The Critical Assessment of Metagenome Interpretation ...

  • CUBE coordinates federal project to establish national bioinformatics infrastructure

    10.01.17
    News

    The Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economics has granted a federal project to establish software and database infrastructure for life science. CUBE will coordinate this project, which has a total volume of 660k EUR from 2017 to 2020. The main ...

  • HAPPY NEW YEAR!

    02.01.17
    Event

    We wish all our team, our students, and our collaboration partners a happy, successful and peaceful new year!

  • Job opening: Group Leader Position

    27.10.16
    Personal

    The Division of Computational Systems Biology at the University of Vienna is offering a

    Group Leader Position in Bioinformatics

    CUBE - the division of Computational Systems Biology - is part of the Department of Microbiology and Ecosystem Science of the ...

  • Virus Orthologous Groups: A novel resource for virus (meta)genomics

    21.08.16
    News

    Orthologous groups are a central resource for comparative (meta-)genomics. At CUBE we have established a novel resource of Virus Orthologous Groups (VOGs), which is based all current RefSeq genomes. It therefore represents all viral lineages of which complete genomes are available. ...

  • Normalization visualization tool (NVT) released

    21.08.16
    Publication

    Measuring differential gene expression is a common task in the analysis of RNA-Seq data. To identify differentially expressed genes between two samples, it is crucial to normalize the data sets. While multiple normalization methods are available, all of them are ...

  • Holovir released, HoloVir: a workflow for metaviromics in invertebrate holobionts

    14.07.16
    News

    HoloVir is a robust and flexible data analysis pipeline that provides an optimized and validated workflow for taxonomic and functional characterization of viral metagenomes derived from invertebrate holobionts. It has been ...

  • Public release of CONSPRED genome annotation pipeline

    14.07.16
    News

    CONSPRED is a prokaryotic genome annotation framework that performs various intrinsic gene predictions, homology searches, predictions of non-coding genes, and complex features and integrates all evidence into a consensus annotation.

    CONSPRED 1.28 has now been publicly released along with an applications ...

  • Dr. rer. nat. Raheleh Sheibani

    13.07.16
    Personal

    Raheleh has successfully defended her PhD thesis "ECF sigma factors: how endophytes sense the plants" this morning. The thesis was reviewed by Prof. Eva Stukenbrock, Kiel, and by Dr. Stefanie Wienkoop, University of Vienna. Congratulations, Raheleh!

  • CUBE observes the mercury transit

    09.05.16
    Event

    During the afternoon of May 9th the planet mercury has (slightly) obstructed the sun. Mercury became visible in front of the sun at 13:12 and did not leave the sun until sunset. CUBE has observed the cosmic spectacle on the ...