Computational Biology of Infection Research

The research of the group focuses on the data-driven analysis of biological questions from infection research, as well as method development to solve prediction problems for large biological data sets.


Prof Dr Alice McHardy

Alice Carolyn McHardy studied biochemistry from 1995 to 2000 at Bielefeld University. She obtained a PhD in bioinformatics in 2004 and then worked as a postdoc at the Center for Biotechnology at Bielefeld University. From 2005 to 2007 she worked first as a postdoc and then as a permanent staff member in the Bioinformatics and Pattern Discovery Group at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, USA. She then became the head of the independent research group for "Computational Genomics and Epidemiology" at the Max Planck Institute for Computer Science in Saarbrücken. In 2010, she was appointed as Chair of Algorithmic Bioinformatics at Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf. Since 2014, she leads the Computational Biology of Infection Research Lab at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research in Braunschweig.

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