The BIOBIX lab of Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics focuses on the analysis of high-throughput “omics” data, particularly generated by second and third generation sequencing or mass spectrometry , with the following main topics:

  • Development of innovative data-analytical methodologies to solve complex biological questions, related to allele-specific expression (imprinting, eQTLs, allelic imbalance), the aging genome, epitranscriptomics, telomere biology and micropeptide biology.
  • Applied (epi)genomics, transcriptomics, translatomics and proteomics research for cancer and aging studies, but also with applications in e.g. neuronal development and crop protection.


The BIOBIX Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics lab of the Dept. of Data Analysis & Mathematical Modelling at Ghent University has a vacancy for an assistant (PhD research yet with an important teaching duty). This is a 6-year appointment (initially 2-year but is renewed for 2 x 2 years upon positive evaluation). Research will focus on the epigenetic clock of aging, both regarding application and the underlying biology. Students graduating in July may apply. See: job descritption for more details.

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