• 2008: Bachelor in Bioinformatics, University of Saarland (Germany)
  • 2010: Master in Bioinformatics, University of Saarland
  • Since December 2010: PhD studies supervised by Prof. Dr. Martin Vingron
  • Since May 2011: Member of the IMPRS-CBSC


  • Submitted June 2015
  • Bioinformatic Approaches for Understanding Chromatin Regulation

Scientific Interests

  • Statistical learning and data mining
  • Chromatin and gene regulation
  • Developmental genetics

Publications as IMPRS fellow

  • J Perner, J Lasserre, S Kinkley, M Vingron, HR Chung (2014) 
    Inference of interactions between chromatin modifiers and histone modifications: from ChIP-Seq data to chromatin-signaling.
    Nucleic Acids Res., 42 (22): 13689-95

Publications from earlier appointments

  • J Perner and E Zotenko (2011) 
    Characterizing cell types through differentially expressed gene clusters using a model-based approach.
    Advances in Data Mining. Application and Theoretical Aspects. Proceedings of ICDM 2011, New York, NY, USA; Springer, pp 106-120.
    Best Student Paper Award.
  • J Perner, A Altmann, T Lengauer (2009) 
    Semi-supervised learning for improving prediction of HIV drug resistance.
    Proceedings of German Conference on Bioinformatics 2009, Halle, Germany; GI, pp 55-65
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