Jonas Behr

Jonas Behr
Rätsch Research Group
Room: Z-695
Tel: +1 646 888 3587
Mailing Address: MSKCC – Computational Biology Center
1275 York Avenue, Box # 357
New York, NY 10065
Express Mail/Street Address: Zuckerman Research Center
417 East 68th Street – 6th Floor (Z-677)
New York, NY 10065




2012-2012 PhD student at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City (USA).
2009-2011 PhD student at Friedrich Miescher Laboratory of the Max Planck Society Tübingen (Germany).
2007-2008 Diplom in bioinformatics at the Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen (Germany).
                   Diplom-thesis at the Friedrich Miescher Laboratory (FML) of the Max
                   Planck Society (Tübingen, Germany) in the Machine Learning in Biology (MLB) group of Dr. Gunnar Rätsch.
                   The thesis was entitled “Improving Gene Finding Accuracy with Tiling Array and RNA-Seq Data”.
2004-2008 Advanced study period (Hauptstudium) in bioinformatics in Tübingen with courses mainly in the fields machine                    learning, randomized algorithms, algorithms in bioinformatics and neuro biology
2007           Student research project in the MLB group. The project was entitled “Implementation of a Generic Pipeline for Genomic                    Signal Prediction” and had a scope of six months.
2002-2004 Foundation courses (Grundstudium) in bioinformatics at the Goethe University in Frankfurt (Germany)
1991-2002 General qualification for university entrance (Abitur) at Schule Birklehof in Hinterzarten (Germany)

Research Interests

  • RNA Sequencing
  • Analysis of Whole-Genome Tiling Microarrays
  • Gene Finding