Prof. Dr. Thomas Rattei

University of Vienna
Head of the Division of Computational Systems Biology
Vice-head of the Department of Microbiology and Ecosystem Science
Althanstr. 14
A-1090 Vienna
Phone: +43 1 4277 76680

Thomas Rattei (TR) was appointed at the University of Vienna as a full professor heading CUBE, the Division of Computational Systems Biology, by March 2010. Work and experience of TR cover a wide spectrum of topics from bioinformatics, genome and metagenome analysis and systems biology. He has long-standing expertise in developing and applying computational methods for the interpretation of large-scale sequence information. The international reputation of his research group triggered their involvement in numerous international (meta-) genome sequencing and analysis consortia. The research activities of TR are not only covering individual, project-specific questions but also general problems in bioinformatics, computational infrastructure and large-scale biological databases. Furthermore, his group develops novel computational approaches for studying molecular inter-species interactions, such as between hosts and pathogens, between symbionts or in microbial ecosystems.

Publications authored by TR are mainly published in Q1 (best 25% from the field) journals, including leading journals such as Nature, Science, PNAS. TR’s team maintains and develops internationally relevant resources in computational biology, such as the SIMAP database of protein sequence similarities and the web portal predicting bacterial secreted proteins and secretion systems.