These are the webpages of the former computational biology research group at the School of Natural and Computational Sciences, Massey University in New Zealand. Since July 2020, Sebastian has left Massey University and the group has been disestalished. The information contained on these pages are likely outdated.

We analyse genomic, transcriptomic, and epigenetic data from high-throughput experiments to solve biological problems. Please have a look at our research page, our publications, and our tools to get a quick overview of our work.

We enjoy collaboration and actively seek exciting opportunities to do great science together. If you are interested in what we do and you think there could be some synergistic effects we are more than happy to discuss your ideas.

We run free of charge computational workshops. We teach basic computational skills for scientists under the umbrella of the Software and Data Carpentry, as well as more advanced workshops, e.g. in the bioinformatics field.


Dr. Sebastian Schmeier
Research Group Leader
Senior Lecturer in Bioinformatics/Genomics

Massey University
Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9 414 0800 (ext: 43538)

Publications // latest

MinION Sequencing of colorectal cancer tumour microbiomes – a comparison with amplicon-based and RNA-Sequencing. PLoS One, 2020, accepted.

Molecular subtyping improves prognostication of Stage 2 colorectal cancer. BMC Cancer, 2019, 19, 1155

DeePEL: Deep learning architecture to recognize p-lncRNA and e-lncRNA promoters. In proceedings: IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, 2019, B516, accepted.

News&Blog // latest

[ 20190528 | news ] Recent funding successes.

[ 20190319 | news ] New publication: Frontiers in Immonology

[ 20190122 | news ] New publication: BMC Genomics

[ 20181230 | news ] New publication: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution

[ 20180703 | news ] New publication: Nature Methods

Tweets // latest