Professor Werner Dubitzky
Professor of Bioinformatics
Academic and Professional Qualifications
1991: MSc Electrical Engineering, FH Augsburg, Augsburg, Germany
1997: PhD Artificial Intelligence, University of Ulster
Professor of Bioinformatics, University of Ulster
Head of Data Mining Group, German Cancer Research Center
Lecturer, University of Ulster
Research Fellow, University of Ulster
I was awarded an MSc in electrical and communication engineering from the Augsburg University of Applied Science, Germany, in 1991 and a Ph.D. in artificial intelligence and machine learning from the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, UK, in 1997.
From January 2000 to December 2001 I spearheaded the data mining developments at the Intelligent Bioinformatics Systems Group at the German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany. Since 2002 I hold the Chair of Bioinformatics at the Biomedical Sciences Research Institute, Faculty of Life and Health Science, at the University of Ulster at Coleraine, Northern Ireland, UK.
You find a detailed curriculum vitae here
Teaching & Learning Activities
MSc in Systems Biology (100% online course)
This course is designed for students and researchers with a life science background wanting to learn more about the formal concepts and tools facilitating the modeling, analysis and simulation of biological systems.
Aims/audience: Equip learners with conceptual and practical knowledge of the methods and tools of systems biology. Emphasis is placed on solving concrete problems based on the programming language R. No prior programming knowledge is required, as R programming is fully covered in the course.
Content/structure: The MSc consists of 8 taught modules (15 credit points each) plus a research project worth 60 credit points. It is also possible to exit with a PgCert award after completion of 4 modules and a PgDip award after eight modules.
Content delivery: Fully online. Each module is assessed 100% by coursework/assignments (online discussions, coursework, essays, etc.). There is no requirement to be on campus.
Registration: In principle, registration is open untilSeptember 2014. If you make sure to get a place, it is better to apply sooner. If in doubt, please contact me.,
Contact: Professor Werner Dubitzky.
Phone: +44 7739 723 424 (mobile, WhatsApp)
Phone: +44 28 70124478 (office)
Prospectus: Formal details (including fees) are found in the Ulster Prospectus.
Course Leaflet: (PDF)
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Research Activities and Interests
Call for papers for special issue in Computation (open access journal) on Multiscale Modeling and Simulation in Computational Biology. Notice, manuscripts will be published in the journal’s regular issues as soon as they are accepted by the peer-review process. More
My current research interests are in the area of multiscale modelling and simulation in biology (see the MAPPER project) and reverse-engineering of gene-regulation network models. A main challenge in reverse-engineering is the inference of reliable mechanistic network structure (as opposed to producing a good dynamic response to new input data) from gene expression data.
I have published my Google Scholar citations here