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Algorithms in Bioinformatics

Welcome to Daniel Huson's Lab

The main focus of our lab is on developing new and advanced algorithms for bioinformatics. Here is a short list of our current main research interests:

  • Phylogenetic networks and trees
  • Metagenome analysis and simulation
  • Genome resequencing and analysis
  • Evolution and ecology
  • Models, algorithms, software and complexity

For more details, see the research section and our list of publications.

Most recent publications:

Huson, DH, Steel, M, El-Hadidi, M, Mitra, S, Peter, S, and Willmann, M (2016). A simple statistical test of taxonomic or functional homogeneity using replicated microbiome sequencing samples. Journal of Biotechnology, In press.

Louis, S, Tappu, RM, Damms-Machado, A, Huson, DH, and Bischoff, SC (2016). Characterization of the gut microbial community of obese patients following a weight-loss intervention using whole metagenome shotgun sequencing. PLoS ONE(2):1–18.

Recent news:

Maths becomes biology's magic number: If you want a career in medicine these days you're better off studying mathematics or computing than biology.

MEGAN Community Edition: A new Community Edition of MEGAN is available as Open Source (GPL V3 License) here:

MALT paper: We have just posted a manuscript on MALT: bioRxiv doi: