Hector Fellow since 2014
Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Lengauer

Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Lengauer

Depart­ment of Compu­ta­tional Biology and Applied Algorith­mics, Max Planck Insti­tute of Informatics

Thomas Lengauer was direc­tor until May 2018 and is emeri­tus scien­tific member at the Max Planck Insti­tute for Infor­mat­ics in Saarbrücken as well as honorary profes­sor at the Saarland Univer­sity and the Univer­sity of Bonn.

The pioneer in the field of bioin­for­mat­ics has researched, among other things, the analy­sis of molec­u­lar sequences and struc­tures and today is primar­ily concerned with disease-oriented issues.

Thomas Lengauer received the Konrad Zuse Medal of the German Infor­mat­ics Society, the Karl Heinz Beckurts Prize and the AIDS Research Award by the Heinz-Ansmann Founda­tion. He is a member of the Presid­ium of the German National Academy of Sciences (Leopold­ina), the National Academy of Science and Engineer­ing (acatech), the Acade­mia Europaea as well as Fellow of the Associ­a­tion for Comput­ing Machin­ery (ACM) and the Inter­na­tional Society for Compu­ta­tional Biology (ISCB). From January 2018 to January 2021 he was presi­dent of the Inter­na­tional Society for Compu­ta­tional Biology and he is co-founder of BioSolveIT GmbH which devel­ops software for computer-based drug design.

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Doctor­ate Currently not vacant

Thomas Lengauer is currently unavail­able to super­vise doctoral projects.

Forschungsfeld Biologie

— Biology

Forschungsfeld Informatik

— Infor­mat­ics


Research fields

Compu­ta­tional biology
Combi­na­to­r­ial optimiza­tion in science and engineering
Compu­ta­tional chemistry