Bioinformatics & computational systems genetics

Research website

Positions held

  • Since 2015:  Assistant Professor for Bioinformatics at the Faculty of Biology, Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU), Mainz - Centre for Computational Sciences in Mainz (CSM); Head of the junior research group “Computational Systems Genetics”.
  • 2011 - 2015: Postdoc at the Faculty of informatics, Universita della Svizzera italiana (USI), Lugano, Computational time series analysis group, Institute of Computational Science


  • 2011: PhD in Theoretical Biophysics at the Humboldt University of Berlin, Faculty of Biology
  • 2007: MSc in Bioinformatics, Free University of Berlin and Konrad Zuse-Institute for Scientific Computing (ZIB)
  • 2004: BSc. in Bioinformatics, Free University of Berlin and MPI for Molecular Genetics

Selected publications by Susanne Gerber

Navandar M, Martín-García E, Maldonado R, Lutz B, Gerber S*, Ruiz de Azua I* (2021) Transcriptional signatures in prefrontal cortex confer vulnerability versus resilience to food and cocaine addiction-like behavior. Sci Rep, 11(1):9076 (* indicates equal contribution) Link

Ruffini N, Klingenberg S, Schweiger S and Gerber S (2020) Common factors in neurodegeneration: a meta-study revealing shared patterns on a multi-omics scaleCells, 9(12): 2642 Link

Gerber S, Pospisil L, Navandar M, Horenko I (2020) Low-cost scalable discretization, prediction, and feature selection for complex systems. Sci Adv, 6(5):eaaw0961 Link

Wierczeiko A, Klingenberg S, Todorov H, Fournier D, Endres K and Gerber S (2018) Decoupling of DNA methylation status and gene expression levels in aging individuals. Genomics and Computational Biology, 4(2):e100040 Link

Gerber S, Olsson S, Noe F and Horenko I (2018) A scalable approach to the computation of invariant measures for high-dimensional Markovian systemsSci Rep, 8:1796 Link 

Gerber S and Horenko I (2017) Toward a direct and scalable identification of reduced models for categorical processes. PNAS, 114:4863-4868 Link