Institute for Bioinformatics and Medical Informatics (IBMI)

11th Tübingen Bioinformatics and Medical Informatics Day

Important announcement: the binger Bioinformatik Tag (TüBiT) has been renamed - it is now called TüBMI (bingen Bioinformatics and Medical Informatics day).

We are very happy that after the cancellation of this PhD event in 2020 and after a virtual version in 2021 we can now meet again in presence. We are also very pleased that our alumnus Prof. Dr. Dominik Grimm (TUM Campus Straubing) will be our guest to held a keynote talk, which is entitled "Towards a better understanding of the genetic architecture of complex traits".

Additional information can be found on the TüBMI page.


The University of Tübingen founded the Institute for Bioinformatics and Medical Informatics (IBMI) in 2019 to bring together research and teaching in bioinformatics and medical informatics from both, the Faculty of Science and the Medical Faculty. IBMI aims to conduct high-level international research in these fields and to qualify excellent young scientists.

The inaugural meeting of our institute had to be postponed twice due to the ongoing pandemic. We are thus even more excited to celebrate this occasion with our Kick-Off Meeting from June 30 - July 1, 2022 with an international symposium with a broad panel of national and international speakers.

Additional information can be found on the Kick-Off page.

With the establishment of the Institute for Bioinformatics and Medical Informatics (IBMI) the University of Tübingen brings together expertise in informatics, medicine, and the life sciences in a unique institute bridging the existing faculties of science and medicine.

Over the last decades, the use of computer science methods has fundamentally changed research in the life sciences and with the ongoing digital transformation and a pervasive application of artificial intelligence, the entire field is facing new and pivotal challenges. Pooling the expertise in an interdisciplinary institute is thus essential for effective research as well as the comprehensive education of qualified scientists in the digitized life sciences.

IBMI is working on the entire spectrum of problems ranging from basic research to clinical translation and the development of novel methods to their application. In addition, the historically often separated disciplines Bioinformatics and Medical Informatics are brought together. Even though both disciplines differ in the type and origin of the data considered, the heterogeneity and the immense amount of the data pose similar challenges to both fields. Especially their interface, where molecular data (Bioinformatics) and clinical data (Medical Informatics) shall be consolidated, harbors a tremendous potential for corporate and integrated research.

Joining Bioinformatics and Medical Informatics in an interdisciplinary institute is thus a vital step to bundle the diverse expertise on these fields in Tübingen. The emerging synergies allow an excellent education of junior scientists and to significantly contribute to the research and the solution of the most exciting challenges in the life sciences and medicine.