About bioinfo

Welcome to the bioinformatics group!

The Bioinformatics group is located in the Department of Molecular Biology at the Division of Biology, Faculty of science in Zagreb, Croatia. The group was formed in 2002 in an effort to include bioinformatics and computational biology courses in the molecular biology curriculum at the Faculty of Science and to motivate students for research in this prominent and highly interesting new field of biology.


Our present research interests include COVID-19 variant discovery, epigenomics of cancer, developmental genomics with emphasis on zygotic activation, genomic complexity of the simplest Metazoa and microbial metagenomics.
Furthermore, some of our still running or past projects include epigenetic mechanisms of transcriptional regulation, evolution of regulatory elements, human glycan profiles, protein-protein interactions and microarray data processing and analysis (MADNet), etc.
We are open to all forms of collaborative activities! We are always looking for interesting biological problems to apply our computational biology methods. We are happy to share our knowledge and eager to learn from the more experienced bioinformatics groups worldwide.


Teaching activities are one of our main priorities. We teach bioinformatics and computational biology for graduate students. We have one introductory course, Bioinformatics and a Computational biology module comprised of courses teaching advanced bioinformatics tools and methods. Our teaching is compliant with the guidelines of the Bologna convention and we extensively use distance-learning methods. Bioinfo.hr hosts BEPo, an educational portal for bioinformatics based on the Moodle learning system.


We are currently collaborating with groups led by the following people:

Sandrine Claus, University of Reading, UK
Helena Ćetković, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb
Tomislav Domazet Lošo, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb
Vanja Klepac Ceraj, Wellesley College, USA
Marina Lušić, Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg, Heidelberg
Ivan Mijaković, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg
Petr Svoboda, Institute of Molecular genetics of the ASCR, Prague

and our past colaborations include:

Fugaku Aoki, Tokyo University, Japan
Martin Vingron, MPI, Berlin