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Please find below publications of our group. Currently, we list 563 papers. Some of the publications are in collaboration with the group of Sonja Prohaska and are also listed in the publication list for her individual group. Access to published papers (access) is restricted to our local network and chosen collaborators. If you have problems accessing electronic information, please let us know:

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Converting DNA to Music: ComposAlign

Todd Ingalls, Georg Martius, Marc Hellmuth, Manja Marz, Sonja J. Prohaska


PREPRINT 09-017: [ PDF ]  [ Supplement ]

Status: Published

Proceedings of the German Conference on Bioinformatics 2009, LNI. 2009; P-157:93-103.


Alignments are part of the most important data type in the field of comparative genomics. They can be abstracted to a character matrix derived from aligned sequences. A variety of biological questions forces the researcher to inspect these alignments. Our tool, called ComposAlign, was developed to sonify large scale genomic data. The resulting musical composition is based on Common Music and allows the mapping of genes to motives and species to instruments. It enables the researcher to listen to the musical representation of the genomwide alignment and contrasts a bioinformatician's sight-oriented work at the computer.


ComposAlign, Alignment, Music, Common Music, Comparative Genomics