Dr. Sebastian Will

Researcher at the TBI (Theoretical Chemistry)
University of Vienna

Email will@tbi.univie.ac.at
Mailing Address TBI
Währingerstrasse 17
1090 Wien, Austria
Phone Office: +43 1 4277 52749

Research Interests

Algorithms for bio-data. Bioinformatics of RNA and protein structure. Methods for the computational prediction of RNA structure, RNA interactions, and folding dynamics; comparative analysis of RNAs; and applications to big data (e.g. transcriptome-wide de-novo prediction of non-coding RNAs or RNA switches).

Bio CV [pdf]

Researcher (Universitätsassistent) with Ivo Hofacker at the TBI, University Vienna. Until 2016, Researcher with Peter Stadler at the Bioinformatics group, Computer Science, University of Leipzig. 2005-2012, "Akademischer Rat" (comparable to "assistant professor") at Rolf Backofen's Bioinformatics group at the University of Freiburg. 2011, Instructor at the Mathematical Department of MIT. 2010-2011, post-doc with Bonnie Berger at the Computation and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA. Research Scholarship by DFG (German Research Foundation). PhD Fellowship of GKLI (PhD programme 'Graduiertenkolleg Logic in Computer Science') of the LMU until move to University of Jena. Computer Science PhD (Dr.rer.nat.) in Jena.


I have been teaching bioinformatics and general computer science classes at the Universities of Vienna, Leipzig, Freiburg, and the MIT Math Department.

Publications publications list

List of my publications in journals and peer-reviewed conference proceedings (list includes abstracts; list w/o abstracts)

The above list contains doi-links for most of my recent publications. PDFs for most of my publications can also be found at Bioinformatics Freiburg or Bionformatics Leipzig.

This publication list in PDF adds first and corresponding author annotations and is broken down into publication categories; also contains my theses.

To cite my work, this bibtex file may be handy.

My publications at Google Scholar and DBLP.


Please find a collection of slides from my recent conference talks.