Center for Molecular Biology, Heidelberg



Simon Anders obtained his PhD at the University of Innsbruck. He then moved to the European Bioinformatics Institute in Hinxton and to the group of Wolfgang Huber at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg to pursue postdoctoral training, before setting up his own group at the , Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland. Now he is Project Group Leader at the Centre for Molecular Biology at Heidelberg University. 

Qualifications and Scientific Curriculum

PhD Student, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Munich (LMU)

PhD Student, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Postdoctoral Scientist, European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), Hinxton, Cambridge, UK

Postdoctoral Fellow, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg


Research Scientist, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg


Group Leader, Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), University of Helsinki


Project Group Leader, Centre for Molecular Biology (ZMBH), University of Heidelberg







since 2017

Selected publications

  1. Huber W, Carey VJ, Gentleman R, Anders S, Carlson M, Carvalho BS, Bravo HC, Davis S, Gatto L, Girke T, Gottardo R, Hahne F, Hansen KD, Irizarry RA, Lawrence M, Love MI, MacDonald J, Obenchain V, Oleś AK, Pagès H, Reyes A, Shannon P, Smyth GK, Tenenbaum D, Waldron L, Morgan M: Orchestrating high-throughput genomic analysis with Bioconductor. Nat Methods, 12:115, 2015.

  2. Love M, Anders S, Kim V, Huber W: RNA-Seq workflow: gene-level exploratory analysis and differential expression. F1000 Research, 4:1070, 2015.

  3. Anders S, Pyl PT, Huber W:  HTSeq – A Python framework to work with high-throughput sequencing data. Bioinformatics, 31:166, 2015.

  4. Love MI, Huber W, Anders S:  Moderated estimation of fold change and dispersion for RNA-Seq data with DESeq2. Genome Biol, 15:550, 2014.

  5. Brennecke P, Anders S, Kim JK, Kołodziejczyk AA, Zhang X, Proserpio V, Baying B, Benes V, Teichmann SA, Marioni JC, Heisler MG: Accounting for technical noise in single-cell RNA-seq experiments. Nat Methods, 10:1093, 2013.

  6. Anders S*, Reyes A*, Huber W: Detecting differential usage of exons from RNA-seq data. Genome Research, 22:2012.

  7. Anders S, Huber W: Differential expression analysis for sequence count data. Genome Biol, 11:R106, 2010.

  8. Anders S: Visualization of genomic data with the Hilbert curve. Bioinformatics, 25:1231, 2009.


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