Personal Information

Oliver Kohlbacher

Professor, Group Head
Room C317
Sand 14, Tübingen, Germany 72076
Office hours: Wed 9-10 (Please send email ahead if possible as I tend to travel a lot.)



  1. 2001 PhD in Computer Science, Saarland University/Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarbrücken (supervisors: Hans-Peter Lenhof and Kurt Mehlhorn)
  2. 1996 Diplom in Physical Chemistry, Saarland University, Saarbrücken


2018- Director, Institute for Translational Bioinformatics, University Medical Center, Tübingen
2015- Deputy speaker, Center for Personalized Medicine (ZPM)
2012-2018 Director, Quantitative Biology Center (QBiC)
2013- Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tübingen
2011- Professor for Applied Bioinformatics
2010-2011 Speaker, Department of Computer Science
2008-2010 Dean, Faculty for Information Sciences and Cognitive Sciences
2003-2011 Professor for Simulation of Biological Systems, University of Tübingen
2001-2002 Research Scientist at Celera Genomics, Rockville, MD, USA
2000-2003 Head of the Junior Research Group for Protein Docking, Center for Bioinformatics, Saarbrücken

Honors & Awards

Other Trivia

  • Married, gay, pianist, photographer, scuba diver - not neccesssarily in that order.
  • My Erdös Number seems to be 3
  • My academic genealogy can be found here

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