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Centre for Microbiology and Environmental Systems Science, University of Vienna, Austria

The Centre for Microbiology and Environmental Systems Science brings together 15 working groups, and addresses two key scientific disciplines of the 21st century with enormous potential for synergy across disciplines. The Centre strives to lead the way in world-class research with a focus on the topic of microbiomes in medicine and the environment.


Computational Systems Biology

CUBE, the Division of Computational Systems Biology, is a group of bioinformaticians and computational biologists. We are interested in understanding of biological systems, ranging from single species to multi-species systems and ecosystems, based on data from large-scale bioanalytical methods. We develop, improve and apply computational methods for the interpretation of molecular information in biology, and establishes and analyses quantitative mathematical models.


CUBE, represented by Prof. Thomas Rattei, will analyse and model the data generated within PROSPECTOMICS. We will use recent bioinformatic methods to assemble, bin and interpret metagenomic data, with specific focus on microbial degradation. We will statistically and functionally analyse metatranscriptomic and metaproteomic data. We will integrate all data with statistical models and will develop predictive models. 


Prof. Dr. Thomas Rattei

Alexander Pfundner

Ph.D student