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Who am I?

I'm a physicist by training (Technical University of Munich), and have since done a PhD in Bioinformatics at the University of Cambridge with the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), an outstation of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). While I have recently moved labs, I still regularly go there to see collaborators and friends.

I collaborate with David MacKay in the Cavendish Laboratory's Inference Group on the application and development of Independent Component Analysis to RNA Expression Profiles from Microarrays. My base in biology is the Genetics Department, where I work in Gos Micklem's group (Ashburner lab) as a Research Fellow of the Medical Research Council (MRC). I have introduced novel processes at their FlyChip Microarray facility, with the aim of a calibrated configuration suitable for truly quantitative work. In the long term I am, however, mostly interested in taking the analysis further, extending previous work by David MacKay and James Miskin, and applying it to specific biological problems of interest. It is likely that we will be employing John Winn's latest VIBES platform.


The best way to contact me is by e-mail to D.Kreil at
Please feel free to use my PGP public key.

If you prefer to talk, please leave a message on +44 (0)1223 / 858 665, and I will return your call. This number is also active when I am not in the UK.

You will also often find me in Darwin College, of which I am a Research Fellow. Selvino De Kort and I organize the Sciences Group seminars. If you are with Darwin and are interested in giving a talk, please get in touch.

Update: I have now accepted a call to Vienna, where I am starting a new group as Chair of Bioinformatics. I am still in Cambridge every few months to see friends and collaborators, so, if you don't want to travel to Vienna (but you do) then we can usually also arrange to meet in Cambridge.

The Darwin Sciences Group seminars are now organized by Ellen Nisbet (rern2 at

Meeting Invitation

We are organizing an Intl. Workshop on Probabilistic Modelling in Computational Biology in affiliation with ISMB/ECCB 2007 in Vienna this year and much look forward to seeing you there!


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Recent work with the Inference Group

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