We are developing a new assembler around the Pacbio RS II „long read“ sequencer with the aim of producing reference quality reconstructions of novel genomes. We have two sequencers and are producing our own data for several interesting targets.


We aim at following the embryonic development with unprecedented temporal and spatial resolution. To reach our goal we develop advanced SPIM. The microscopes implement state-of-the-art optics and electronics and are controlled by high-performance custom written software.

Image Analysis

We are developing automated and interactive image analysis pipelines. Already while we acquire images on our scopes and during all subsequent project phases -- top notch image analysis is key to our success.