Professional software solutions for the information management in the pharmaceutical research process.

Scientific Publications


The projects deal with topics from

  • modelling of neurodegenerative diseases,
  • information and knowledge extraction in the life sciences,
  • services for SMEs using HPC Clouds.

In compliance with the general mission of a Fraunhofer Institute, the Department of Bioinformatics is working closely with industrial partners – including small and medium size enterprises - to enhance their competitiveness through mediating knowledge and technology transfer from academic research to industrial application. Collaborative research and development projects of the Department of Bioinformatics deliver solutions to the pharmaceutical industry, the biotech industry and to the life science software industry. Positioned at the boundary between pure commercial and pure academic research we maintain strong links to both communities. As an organisation dedicated to applied research we take part in the education of students of the Life Science Informatics curriculum of the Bonn-Aachen International Centre for Information Technology (B-IT) and we participate actively in various national and European research initiatives.