Christina Ander


Development of software methods for comparative analysis of metagenomes.


Area: polyomics
Project Start: 1.04.2010
Supervisor(s): Prof. Dr. Alfred Pühler, Prof. Dr. Jens Stoye
University: Bielefeld


Christina Ander defended her thesis in December 2014 and is an alumna of the CLIB-GC.

This PhD project aims to create a bioinformatics platform that can be used to analyze, visualize, and compare metatranscriptomes. Metatranscriptomics is a relatively new field of research in microbiology and gives the opportunity to study communities of microorganisms using the RNA of all microorganisms present in an environment. These communities are important in many aspects of our daily life. There is a great need to get a better understanding of these communities, because they can be useful as well as harmful to humans. Development of software methods for comparative analysis of metatranscriptomes.


Ander C, Goesmann A, Stoye J (2011). Software methods for analysis of metatranscriptomes. BREW Proceedings:1-4

Jaenicke S, Ander C, Bekel T, Bisdorf R, Dröge M, Gartemann KH, Jünemann S, Kaiser O, Krause L, Tille F, Zakrzewski M, Pühler A (2011). Comparative and joint analysis of two metagenomic datasets from a biogas fermenter obtained by 454-pyrosequencing. PLoS ONE 6(1):e14519

metaBEETL: high-throughput analysis of heterogeneous microbial populations from shotgun DNA sequences. Ander C, Schulz-Trieglaff O. B., Stoye J., Cox A. J. (2013) BMC Bioinformatics 14(Suppl 5):S2


Christina´s project
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