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Founding father of the computer science department becomes honorary senator

Günter Hotz, retired computer science professor of Saarland University, has been appointed honorary senator of Saarland University at the symposium marking the 50th anniversary of the Department of Computer Science. Hotz, born 1931 in Rommelshausen, is considered a pioneer of German computer science. Among other things, he wrote standard works in the fields of formal languages, circuit theory and complexity theory. In 1969 he was appointed the first full professor of computer science at Saarland [...]

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A thorough characterization of structural variants in human genomes

Human genomes vary quite a bit from individual to individual. These differences include single nucleotide change in the DNA sequence, but even more variation comes from structural variants, which include additions, deletions and rearrangements of large segments of DNA. A recent study done by Professor Tobias Marschall and international colleagues used multiple advanced technologies to dive deeper than ever before to comprehensively characterize the structural variants present in three families, and what their functional consequences might be.

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50 Years of Computer Science at Saarland University: Talk series combines past and present

On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, the Department of Computer Science of Saarland University is organizing a weekly series of lectures at the Filmhaus Saarbrücken at 6:30 p.m. starting on April 9. The lectures bridge the gap between the past and current research. Scientists who work in the institutes of the Saarland Informatics Campus will present their current projects and also discuss the history of the respective institute. The lecture series begins with Vera Demberg, who holds a professorship [...]

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In the fight against Alzheimer’s disease: Saarbrücken bioinformatics professor to begin a one-year research stay at prestigious Stanford University in the US

Professor Andreas Keller from the Center for Bioinformatics at Saarland University is leading a research project at Stanford University in Silicon Valley for one year. The aim is to gain a better understanding of how diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s develop in the human body at the single-cell level. The aim is to identify such widespread diseases earlier and open up new therapeutic options. The Schaller-Nikolich Foundation in Heidelberg is financing the stay with one million US dollars.

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