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What is MeInBio

MeInBio - BioInMe: Exploration of spatio-temporal dynamics of gene regulation using high-throughput and high-resolution methods


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 MeInBio is a structured doctoral program (research training group) with the aim to create excellent educational conditions and advance the understanding of transcriptional control at high spatial and temporal resolution. 

The research training group is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and combines 13 research groups of the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg and the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics Freiburg.

To address fundamental open questions with regard to transcriptional control in transitory developmental or adaptation states, the research training group employs high-throughput sequencing approaches and high-resolution technology by downscaling existing methods to small cell numbers and single cells.
The RTG will also refine biocomputational algorithms as prerequisite for efficient data analyses.

Professional bioinformatics data analysis is currently both a quantitative and qualitative bottleneck in many laboratories. MeInBio hence aims to train PhD researchers in both wet-laboratory and bioinformatics approaches to overcome this shortage. Core of the concept is the creation of interdisciplinary research tandems to provide opportunity for wet-laboratory PhD researchers to gain a deeper understanding of bioinformatics know-how by joining a bioinformatics group. Bioinformatics PhD researchers in turn will gain knowledge about the molecular approaches used to generate big data sets.

The structured training program of the RTG therefore specialises the PhD researchers for the specific demands of a growing job market, which needs combined bioinformatics and laboratory experience.