Department of Medical Statistics, University Goettingen

Core Facility
Medical Biometry and Statistical Bioinformatics

The Core Facility Medical Biometry and Statistical Bioinformatics, positioned in the Department of Medical Statistics, is a core facility of the University Medical Center Göttingen. The task of this Core Facility is the biometrical and bioinformatical support of the institutions, working groups and Ph.D. students of the UMG with the planning and analysis of scientific studies and experiments. The bioinformatical support comprises particularly the analysis of microarray, proteomics and next-generation sequencing data. Depending on the available capacities, the support can also be used by other institutions of the Georg-August-University Göttingen as well as non-university research institutions at the Göttingen Research Campus.
This website gives you a short overview on the services of the Core Facility and provides you our contact informations. Further informations can be found in our user regulations, and our catalogue of services and charges.

The Core Facility can consult you regarding following problems:

For these problems we provide the following key services:

1. Short consulting-hours

The short consulting-hours can be visited in the case of simple and short problems concerning biostatistical of bioinformatical methods. The short consulting-hours take place each Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m. In order to avoid longer waiting times each short consulting is usually limited to ca. 15 to 30 minutes. The short consulting-hours can be visited without prior appointment. The registration takes place on-site (Humboldtallee 32, room GF 162/164).

2. Project-related support

We can carry out the biometrical and bioinformatical planning and analysis of your scientific experiments and studies.
In general, the Core Facility recommends its early involvement (i.e. already in the planning phase). An early involvement enables an exact matching between experimental design and biometrical or bioinformatical data analysis. Serious mistakes in the planning of experiments can thus be avoided.
Please apply for project-related support by using our webform. One of our consultants will then contact you to make an appointment.
Depending on the size of the support, the Core Facility (on behalf of the Operation Division G1-1 'Research and General Academic Affairs') has to raise charges. These charges are solely used to refinance our service and get transferred back to the research budget of the UMG.

3. Coached working

The coached working at the computer serves as support for using statistic and bioinformatic softwares. The coached working takes place in the CIP-room located in the Department of Medical Statistics (Humboldtallee 32, GF) as well as in the Learning Resource Center (LRC, Medical Library, Robert-Koch-Str. 40). The computers and softwares in the CIP-room can also be used outside the coaching times, in the case that there is no other teaching activity. The CIP-room has 12 working stations and provides – besides the statistic software – also the Microsoft Office applications, TeX and access to the internet. The CIP-room user regulations have to be followed.
The coached working can be visited without prior appointment. The registration takes place on-site (Humboldtallee 32 CIP-room or LRC).

3.1 Biometrie

Our student assistents can support you in using the statistic softwares SAS, SPSS and R. The current opening hours and coaching times can be found in the following calenders. Please check for changes in the opening hours and coaching times before your visit.

3.2 Bioinformatics

Our members of staff can support you in creating typical plots of statistical bioinformatics (e.g. cluster heatmaps, volcano plots, PCA plots) or in the functional annotation of genes or proteins. The coached working for bioinformatics takes place after an appointment.

4. Methods and software courses

The Core Facility regularly offers special courses on biometrical or bioinformatical methods and software. The courses will be announced on this website. Here are some examples of previously performed courses: 'Data Analysis in Proteomics', 'Biometrie und Fallzahlplanung in Tierversuchsanträgen', 'Analysis of NGS-Experiments'.

How to apply
Type of serviceMode of application
Short consultingRegistration on-site (room GF 162/164)
Coached workingRegistration on-site (Humboldtallee CIP-room or UMG main building LRC)
Project-related support (and Ph.D. projects)pdf-application form or webform
Methods- and software coursesRegistration according to course announcement
Contact persons
Andreas Leha, PhD
Head Core Facility for Medical Biometry and Statistical Bioinformatics
Office room:
Humboldtallee 32, EG 162

Mohammed Dakna, PhD
Research Assistant
Office room:
Humboldtallee 32, EG 164

Xenia Schulz
Research Fellow
Office room:
Humboldtallee 32, GF 164
Application form (German version, Applications also possible via webform)
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User regulations (German version)
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Catalogue of services and charges (German version)
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