Our bioinformatics group is headed by Prof. Dr. Dominik Heider and situated at the Straubing Center of Science in Bavaria. Main focus of our research is set on the development of bioinformatics solutions for next-generation sequencing (NGS) data, e.g. machine learning algorithms for predicting drug resistance of pathogens or for modeling of diseases. In another main part of our research we aim to develop new methods and algorithms for analyzing (meta-)genomic and (meta-)transcriptomic data of microorganisms, as well as genome assembly and functional annotation. Since NGS technologies have great potential in biomedical research but data processing is still limited by computational power, we further investigate in techniques based on high performance computing.