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(German-Canadian DFG International Research Training Group GRK 1906: Oct. 2013 – Sept. 2019)


  • December 13, 2023: Herzlichen Glückwunsch zur Promotion, Tizian!
  • June 23, 2022: Wir gratulieren Robert herzlich zur Promotion!
  • August 23, 2021: Herzliche Glückwünsche zur Promotion, Lukas und Karsten!
  • January 12, 2021: Olga graduated. Поздравляю!
  • September 30, 2019: The DFG Research Training Group GRK 1906 ends today – DiDy will continue!
  • June 18, 2019: Liren graduated. Gōngxǐ!
  • May 09, 2019: We congratulate Boas on his defense!
  • March 26, 2019: Herzlichen Glückwunsch zur Promotion, Linda!
  • December 12, 2018: Angelika's last day. Take care and enjoy your well-deserved retirement! Heike will take over and assist DiDy in administrative issues.
  • September 10, 2018: Lu graduated today. Congratulations!
  • May 15, 2018: Congratulations on your defense, Benedikt!
  • May 14, 2018: Félicitations à la soutenance, Georges!
  • April 24, 2018: We congratulate Markus on his defense!
  • December 19, 2017: The DFG senate decided negative on our renewal. The loss of our Vancouver partner program could not be compensated.
  • September 28, 2017: Congratulations on your defense, Madis!
  • July 11, 2017: Benedikt L. graduated today. Congratulations!
  • July 4, 2017: We welcome Maren and Boas as new affiliated PhD students in our team!
  • April 24, 2017: We enjoy our fourth joint workshop including invited talks and the defense of Guillaume Holley: Congratulations!
  • December 15, 2016: We celebrated the first defense of a regular DiDy student: Congratulations Nina Luhmann!
  • June 24, 2016: Our third cohort is complete: Robert, Lukas, Kostas, Karsten, and Olga will do their PhD with us from October. Tizian will join as an affiliate.
  • February 4, 2016: Congratulations to Olga, David and Roman - the awardees of our travel scholarship to Vancouver.
  • July 21, 2015: A delegation of NSERC, CFI and DFG visited DiDy. (press release)
  • April 23, 2015: The first DiDy members started out for their 6-months research stay at SFU. Have a nice trip! (SFU press release)
  • April 17, 2015: The first PhD defense of a DiDy member: Dany Doerr (affiliated student). Congratulations!
  • October 2014: Students of the second cohort started (Welcome Nicole, Georges, Liren, Markus, Yoga, Lu, and Tina!) and we moved into our new offices.
  • August 21, 2014: The renovation of our new rooms has started. Hopefully, we can move in end of September.
  • Mai 18, 2014: Deadline of the current application round passed.
  • February 3, 2014: Our new study regulations have officially been released.
  • December 31, 2013: Deadline of the second application round passed.
  • October 1, 2013: DiDy, go for it! Our program started today…
  • August 20, 2013: Our partners in Vancouver launched their website: MADD-Gen
  • August 16, 2013: Our first cohort is complete: Benedikt B., Benedikt L., Guillaume, Henner, Madis, Nina, and Tina are ready to go.
  • July 18, 2013: Our first application workshop is over. We thank all participants and guests from Vancouver!
  • June 7, 2013: Deadline of first application round passed. We received about a hundred applications.
  • May 3, 2013: Projects online. First application round begins.
  • April 17, 2013: New web design, new color: It's not just red, it's Pantone 186!
  • November 20, 2012: Press Release

Mission Statement

In the joint bioinformatics graduate school of Bielefeld University and Simon Fraser University, we train and support young researchers in becoming successful academics and developing computational methods for the analysis of both the variation between individuals (diversity) and the change in populations over time (dynamics).

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