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Nico Gerstner


My name is Nico and I am a researcher at the chair of Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Lenhof. I am interested in the development of new algorithms and databases to aid biology research in the field of epigenetic transcription regulation. Furthermore, I apply existing knowledge and methods with the goal to generate knowledge about human diseases like cancer.


M.Sc. Computational Molecular Biology, Saarland University, 2018
B.Sc. Computational Molecular Biology, Saarland University, 2016

  • Bioinformatics
  • Computational Biology
  • Cancer Research
  • Epigenetic Transcription Regulation


My Publications


[LEG+22] Lenhof, K., Eckhart, L., Gerstner, N., Kehl, T., Lenhof, H.-P. Simultaneous regression and classification for drug sensitivity prediction using an advanced random forest method. Scientific Reports, 2022. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-022-17609-x.


[GKL+21] Gerstner, N., Kehl, T., Lenhof, K., Eckhart, L., Schneider, L., Stöckel, D., Backes, C., Meese, E., Keller, A., Lenhof, H.-P. GeneTrail: A Framework for the Analysis of High-Throughput Profiles. Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences, 2021. DOI: 10.3389/fmolb.2021.716544.
[LGK+21] Lenhof, K., Gerstner, N., Kehl, T., Eckhart, L., Schneider, L., Lenhof, H.-P. MERIDA: a novel Boolean logic-based integer linear program for personalized cancer therapy. Bioinformatics, btab 546, 2021. DOI: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btab546.


[GKL+20] Gerstner, N., Kehl, T., Lenhof, K., Müller, A., Mayer, C., Eckhart, L., Grammes, N.L., Diener, C., Hart, M., Hahn, O., Walter, J., Wyss-Coray, T., Meese, E., Keller, A., Lenhof, H.-P. GeneTrail 3: advanced high-throughput enrichment analysis. Nucleic Acids Research, 2020. DOI:10.1093/nar/gkaa306.


[SKT+19] Schneider, L., Kehl, T., Thedinga, K., Grammes, N. L., Backes, C., Mohr, C., Schubert, B., Lenhof, K., Gerstner, N., Hartkopf. A. D., Wallwiener, M., Kohlbacher, O., Keller, A., Meese, E., Graf, N., Lenhof, H.-P. ClinOmicsTrail bc: a visual analytics tool for breast cancer treatment stratification, Bioinformatics, btz302, 2019. DOI: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btz302.
[KSK+19] Kehl, T., Schneider, L., Kattler, K., Stöckel, D., Wegert, J., Gerstner, N., Ludwig, N., Distler, U., Tenzer, S., Gessler, M., Walter, J., Keller, A., Graf, N., Meese, E., Lenhof, H.-P. The role of TCF3 as potential master regulator in blastemal Wilms tumors. International Journal of Cancer 144 (6), 1432-1443, 2019. DOI: 10.1002/ijc.31834.


Center for Bioinformatics
Saarland Informatics Campus
Saarland University
Building E 2.1
Room 402
P.O. Box 15 11 50
66041 Saarbrücken, Germany