Covered Topics

Modern high-throughput technologies have revolutionized biomedical research by enabling comprehensive molecular profiling of biological systems. Methods like high-throughput sequencing, microarrays, or mass spectrometry are now routinely applied to generate huge multi-omics data sets.

Current research efforts even allow for the molecular characterization of individual cells and as a consequence enable the analysis of biological systems at a resolution previously not reached by traditional bulk experiments. On the one hand, the generation of more and more complex data sets enables researches to gain novel insights into the molecular machinery. On the other hand, this development also entails new requirements and challenges for computational methods.

This seminar covers bioinformatics approaches for the analysis of single cell data sets. Each participant will present a research paper that discusses an interesting computational method with the goal to gain novel insights into complex biological systems.

It will be held as a block seminar the week before the lectures start.


Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Lenhof

Teaching Assistant

Prerequisites Important

Conditions for Certificate


In order to participate in the seminar you are required to attend the first meeting.
There the topics are distributed. No prior reservation is possible.
Due to the corona pandemic, the first meeting will be held via Zoom. If you like to participate, please register via mail (
After you received a topic, please confirm your participation in the seminar until 2021/02/01 via mail to
Also, you have to register officially in HISPOS until 2021/02/15.

1st deadline report
Final deadline report
1st deadline slides
2st deadline slides
2021/04/07 starting at 13:00 s.t., 2021/04/08 starting at 09:00 s.t., and 2021/04/09 starting at 09:00 s.t. via ZOOM

Checklist for slides

Checklist for report

Supplementary material

  1. Checklist to prevent Plagiarism
  2. Turnitin
  3. Designing effective scientific presentations (Susan McConnell - Stanford)
  4. How to give a great scientific talk (Nature)
  5. How to give a dynamic scientific presentation (Elsevier)
  6. The Craft of Scientific Presentations (Michael Alley)