• sense clinically
  • think mechanistically
  • act interdisciplinarily
  • treat innovatively

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Ulf Leser

Head of Knowledge Management in Bioinformatics
Institute for Computer Science
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Rudower Chaussee 25
12489 Berlin
Tel: +49 30 2093 3902
Fax: +49 30 2093 5484

E-Mail: leser@ informatik.hu-berlin.de

University Education

  • 1995 Diploma in Computer Science, TU München (with distinction)
  • 2000 Ph.D. (Dr. Ing.), TU Berlin (with distinction)

Professional Experience (selection)

  • 1995-1997 Database developer, MPI-MG
  • 1997-2000 Graduate School for Distributed Information Systems, TU Berlin
  • 2000-2003 Project Manager, PSI AG
  • 2003- Professor, HU Berlin
  • 03/2009-09/2009 Paternal leave (50%)
  • 02/2006-08/2006 Paternal leave
  • 2010 Guest professor, Université Paris Sud, France

Research Fields

  • i)   Main field: Knowledge management in bioinformatics
  • ii)  Other fields: Databases, data mining, data integration
  • iii) Current research interest: Biomedical databases, analyses of high-throughout data sets

Most important Awards, Grants or Scientific Achievements

  • 2000 Dissertation Award of the Institute for Communication Systems, TU Berlin
  • 1998 EMBO fellowship (research stay in Cambridge, UK)

Selected References

  • Seitz, V., Thomas, P.E., Zimmermann, K., Paul, U., Ehlers, A.,…, Leser, U., Stein, H., Hummel, M. (2011). Classical Hodgkin's lymphoma shows epigenetic features of abortive plasma cell differentiation. Haematologica 96, 863.
  • Tikk, D., Thomas, P., Palaga, P., Hakenberg, J., and Leser, U. (2010). A comprehensive benchmark of kernel methods to extract protein-protein interactions from literature. PLoS Comput Biol 6, e1000837.
  • Groth, P., Weiss, B., Pohlenz, H. D., and Leser, U. (2008). Mining phenotypes for gene function prediction. BMC Bioinformatics 9, 136.