Group Cheng-Jian Xu

Research Group

Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics

Genome-wide association studies have discovered many genetic variants associated with immune-mediated diseases, but can only explain the differences to a limited extent. Epigenetic changes in response to environmental influences could also contribute to disease susceptibility.

How do genetic background, epigenetic variation and environment together influence immune function and disease development? At which genetic site? What mechanisms do they act on and how do they work? These are questions that Prof. Dr. Cheng-Jian Xu and his team are trying to answer using bioinformatics and computational genomics.

The MHH research group is part of the developing CiiM and is currently based at TWINCORE in Hannover.


The Group "Bioinformatics and computational genomics" is seeking a Postdoctoral researcher in the area of multi-omics integration to prediction immune response to infection. For further information please refer to the advertisement. Please send your application referring to the code 71/2020 via E-Mail to

Furthermore, we are always happy to receive applications from candidates for a PhD project or a Postdoc position.

We also continuously offer Master/Bachelor Research projects. Please contact us viaE-Mail for further information.

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