Dept. of Systems Biology and Bioinformatics is a part of the University of Rostock, Germany Universität Rostock

Tom Gebhardt

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Current Projects

Simulation Experiment Management for Systems Biology (SEMS)
Systems biology is a scientific approach characterised by an iterative cycle of data-driven modelling and model-driven experimentation. The present project is to provide support for this iterative cycle through techniques and tools that improve and ease the working with simulation setups, using standard formats and ensuring result reproducibility.

Research Interest

Graphical representation of the evolution of computational models.

The number of models describing biological systems rises permanently. Moreover, models change over time revealing information about the evolution of our understanding of biological systems.

Investigations of open model repositories produced a great deal of complex data, hard to grasp. To extract and communicate the information about the evolution of models and repositories I develop means to visualize the data interactively on the internet. Thereby, I specifically focus on reproducibility and adaptation.

These visualisations are also being used for publications in articles and on posters. They will help modellers, developers and database maintainers to understand the models' evolution.

Academic Background


Master degree in Computer Science
University of Rostock
Rostock, Germany

Bachelor degree in Computer Science
University of Rostock
Rostock, Germany

Contact Details

Dept. of Systems Biology and Bioinformatics,
Ulmenstrasse 69 (building 3, 3rd floor, room 402)
18057 Rostock, Germany
Room 411

phone: +49 381 498-7575
fax: +49 381 498-7572
mail: tom.gebhardt(at)