Dr. Marcel Schulz

Marcel Schulz has been head of the Independent Research Group for High-throughput Genomics and Systems Biology starting June 2013. 

Short CV

Marcel received a Bachelor in Bioinformatics from the Freie Universität Berlin. He did his Phd with the International Max Planck Research School for Computational Biology and Scientific Computing at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin supervised by Martin Vingron. From September 2010 to May 2013 he was a Lane fellow at Lane Center for Computational Biology at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. He was member of the Systems Biology group of Ziv Bar-Joseph. Since June 2013 he is leading the group for High-throughput Genomics and Systems Biology at http://hgsb.mpi-inf.mpg.de.

Research interests

  • Systems Biology
  • Transcriptional and Posttranscriptional Regulation
  • Next Generation Sequencing
  • Computational Clinical Diagnosis
  • Sequence Analysis
  • Probabilistic Graphical Models


  • Nomination as fellow of the 6th Exploratory Round Table Conference 2015 in Shanghai between the Max Planck Society and Chinese Academy of Science (Topic: Big Data)

  • Invited participation at the 64th Lindau nobel laureate meeting for medicine 2014

  • Otto Hahn Medal 2010 by the Max Planck Society
  • Best paper selection Decision Support, IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics 2010
  • Lane fellowship 2010
  • Best paper award ISMB Next-generation-sequencing meeting 2009
  • IMPRS-CBSC Phd fellowship 2006
  • IMPRS-CBSC Phd preparatory program fellowship 2005


Dr. Marcel Schulz

Dr. Marcel Schulz

Saarland University
Cluster of Excellence
Multimodal Computing and Interaction

Campus E1 4 Room 515
66123, Saarbrücken

Fon: +49 681 93253115



Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarbrücken Saarland University Cluster of Excellence