David Brauer


Research Projects

AIR: Atlas of Inflammation Resolution

The AIR is to provide an interactive platform connecting scientific and medical communities.


GB-XMap: Assessing the risk of gut-brain cross-diseases

Investigating the gut-brain-axis

The gut–brain axis (GBA) provides a bidirectional homeostatic communication between the gastrointestinal tract and the central nervous system. The interdisciplinary collaboration is going to fully explore a first comprehensive GBA cross-disease map of genetic, expression and regulatory changes associated with ulcerative colitis and schizophrenia disease entities.


de.STAIR: Structured Analysis and Integration of RNA-Seq Experiments

RNA Sequencing (RNA-Seq) has become a widely used tool to study quantitative and qualitative aspects of the transcriptome. The variety of RNA-Seq protocols, experimental study designs and the characteristic properties of the organisms under investigation greatly affect downstream and comparative analyses. We provide easy access to comprehensive analysis of RNA-Seq experiments as a service. To do so, we leverage on the Galaxy framework, and organise dedicated workshops, training programs, and screencasts to make Life Scientists familiar with computational approaches to biological problems.


Academic background

2020 - present

Research assistant
Department of Systems Biology and Bioinformatics
University of Rostock
Rostock, Germany

2018 - 2020

M.Sc. in Medical Biotechnology
University of Rostock
Rostock, Germany

2014 - 2018

B.Sc. in Medical Biotechnology
University of Rostock
Rostock, Germany


Selected publications

The Atlas of Inflammation-Resolution (AIR)

Serhan CN, Gupta SK, ... , Smita S, Schopohl P, Hoch M, Gjorgevikj D, Khan FM, Brauer D, ... , Wolkenhauer O

A systems appraoch to investigate inflammation resolution by multicomponent medicinal product TR14

Schopohl P, Smita S, Khan F, Gebhardt T, Hoch M, Brauer D, Cesnulevicius D, Schultz M, Wolkenhauer O, Gupta S

Workflow Development for the Functional Characterization of ncRNAs

Wolfien M, Brauer DL, Bagnacani A, Wolkenhauer O

Springer (2019), chapter in Computational Biology of Non-Coding RNA. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 1912.

Machine-Learning-Assisted Construction of a Disease-Specific Molecular Interaction Network from Human Blood RNA-Seq Data

Brauer DL

Master thesis within the study degree of Medical Biotechnology

Functional Characterization of Long Non-Coding RNAs from Stem Cell Derived Cardiomyocyte Cell Types

Brauer DL

Bachelor thesis within the study degree of Medical Biotechnology