Current Position

Connell University

Biological Statistics and Computational Biology

Ithaca 14853, USA


  • October 1998 - February 2005: Physics/Cologne University, graduated as Dipl.-Phys. (comparable to M.Sc.)
  • Three years experience as a tutor, especially in the area of theoretical physics
  • IMPRS scholarship


Publications from time as IMPRS fellow

  • Philipp W. Messer and Peter F. Arndt (2007)
    The majority of recent short DNA insertions in the human genome are tandem duplications
    Molecular Biology and Evolution, 24: 1190
  • Philipp W. Messer, Ralf Bundschuh, Martin Vingron and Peter F. Arndt (2007)
    Effects of Long-Range Correlations in DNA on Sequence Alignment Score Statistics
    Journal of Computational Biology, 14: 655
  • Nicole de la Chaux, Philipp W. Messer and Peter F. Arndt (2007)
    DNA indels in coding regions reveal selective constraints on protein evolution in the human lineage
    BMC Evolutionary Biology, 7: 191
  • Philipp W. Messer and Peter F. Arndt (2006)
    CorGen-measuring and generating long-range correlations for DNA sequence analysis
    Nucleic Acids Research, 34: W692-W695
  • Philipp W. Messer, Ralf Bundschuh, Martin Vingron, and Peter F. Arndt (2006)
    Alignment Statistics for Long-Range Correlated Genomic Sequences
    RECOMB 2006, LNBI 3909, pp. 426-440
  • Philipp W. Messer, Michael Lassig, Peter F. Arndt (2005)
    Universality of Long-Range Correlations in Expansion-Randomization Systems.
    Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment 2005, P10004
  • Philipp W. Messer, Peter F. Arndt, Michael Lassig (2005)
    Solvable Sequence Evolution Models and Genomic Correlations.
    Physical Review Letters, 94: 138103
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