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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:

Beier, S, Tappu, R, and Huson, DH (2017). Functional Analysis in Mteagenomics Using MEGAN 6. In: Functional metagenomics: tools and applications, ed. by TC. Charles and Mark R. Liles and Angela Sessitsch. Springer, chap. 4, pp. 65-74.

Harter, J, El-Hadidi, M, Huson, DH, Kappler, A, and Behrens, S (2017). Soil biochar amendment affects the diversity of nosZ transcripts: Implications for N2O formation. Scientific Reports, 7(1):3338.

Recent news:

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:

Tuebiom: The Tuebiom website is now up and running: