Covered Topics

In this seminar you will learn how bioinformatics approaches can be used to study the molecular mechanisms of cancer and thereby improve our knowledge of biological processes that are responsible for tumor initiation and progression. Each participant will present a research paper that covers an interesting computational method to categorize tumors, to identify pathogenic mechanisms, or to find novel biomarkers that improve the diagnostic of the disease.

The seminar 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 registration or reservation is possible.
Please confirm your participation in the seminar until August, 11th, 2017 via mail to
Also, you have to register in HISPOS until August, 25th, 2017.

# Paper Authors Speaker Supervisor
1 Causal analysis approaches in Ingenuity Pathway Analysis Krämer et al. Ling Xiao Lara Schneider
2 A weighted exact test for mutually exclusive mutations in cancer Leiserson et al. Koohyar Hadjisalimi Tim Kehl
3 Simultaneous discovery of cancer subtypes and subtype features by molecular data integration Le Van et al. Anurag Nedunoori Lara Schneider
4 Integrating multidimensional omics data for cancer outcome Zhu et al. Luis Enrique Ramirez Chavez Lara Schneider
5 A modular framework for gene set analysis integrating multilevel omics data. Sass et al. Waqas Durrani Tim Kehl
6 A Landscape of Pharmacogenomic Interactions in Cancer Iorio et al. Harry Ritchie Tim Kehl
First Meeting
Friday, 04.08.2017, 5:00 pm, Building E2.1, Room 406
Essay Deadline
Thursday, 31.08.2017 11:59 pm
Slides Deadline
Thursday, 21.09.2017, 11:59 pm
Friday, 13.10.2017, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Building E2.1, Room 406

Checklist for slides

Checklist for report

Supplementary material

  1. How to give a scientific presentation (Susan McConnell) PDF PPT
  2. The Craft of Scientific Presentations (Michael Alley)