Bioinformatics Task Force

The Bioinformatics Task Force is a gathering point for researchers of the Danish Cancer Society Research Center that use bioinformatics, computational biology and other similar computational methods in their research.

The Task Force includes researchers belonging to groups that have computational methods as their main focus, such as the Computational Biology Laboratory and the Translational Cancer Genomics group, as well as researchers involved in bioinformatics belonging to groups with stronger wet lab focus.

The Task Force welcomes any researcher in the institute that is involved with bioinformatics or computational research.

The Task Force aims to

  • Be an expert network for advising the members on design and performing of computational studies, in which members communicate and support each other through the task force mailing list
  • Support researchers of the rest of the institute that are not proficient in computational techniques by advising them through the task-force mailing list and by fostering collaboration, depending on the expertise and the requirements
  • Be a point of contact for external computational resources, for instance high-performance computing centers such as Computerome. This includes handling a budget for external computing needs
  • Develop issues related to IT, analytical or data storage capabilities in the center
  • Share knowledge and expertise through participation in networks with outside sources, for instance with KU and DTU
  • Share knowledge and expertise within the task force and the rest of the institute with the organization of workshops

The task force meets regularly and is coordinated by Matteo Tiberti  


The Bioinformatics Task force includes expertise from different areas. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list - feel free to contact the task force if your interest is not included in this list. If we don’t happen to have the expertise in-house, we might still be able to get you in touch with who has. Expertise in the Task Force includes

  • -omics analysis of publicly available cancer datasets, such as the Cancer Genome Atlas, including RNASeq, methylation, biomarkers and others
  • Lipidomics and analysis of lipidomics data
  • Structural and computational biology, including structure prediction methods, atomistic simulations to study the dynamics of proteins and membranes, and development of related software tools
  • Analysis of genomics data with focus on translational aspects
  • Analysis of imaging data from microscopy experiments


  • Bioinformatics support for the institute: the task force mailing list  is the prime point of contact for the bioinformatics needs of the institute. Please write us a message if you need advice on bioinformatics and related techniques, or are looking for collaborations in the field
  • Organization of scientific and technical workshops, available to all the researchers in the institute, and performed both by people from inside or outside the institute
  • Coordination about the use of external or internal computational facilities, such as HPC clusters and storage space
  • Task Force meetings for internal coordination