Prof. Dr. Klaus Jung
© Klaus Jung

Group Head, Genomics and Bioinformatics of Infectious Diseases

Institute for Animal Breeding and Genetics

University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation
Bünteweg 17p
D-30559 Hannover

Telefon:+49 511 953-8878
Fax: +49 511 953-8582

E-Mail: klaus.jung(at)

Curriculum vitae

Since 2015:
Professor for Genomics and Bioinformatics of Infectious Diseases, Institute for Animal Breeding and Genetics, University of Veterinary Medicince Hannover

Habilitation (venia legendi: medical biometry and statistical bioinformatics), Georg-August-University Göttingen

Head of the Core Facility Medical Biometry and Statistical Bioinformatics, University Medical Center Göttingen

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, from 2013 Privatdozent, Department of Medical Statistics, University Medical Center Göttingen

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Medical Proteom Center, Ruhr-University Bochum

Dr. rer. nat., University of Dortmund

Doctoral student at the Graduate School 'Statistical Modelling', University of Dortmund

Studies of statistics with minor subject biology, University of Dortmund

Born in Wiesbaden

Research interests

The research of Prof. Jung concentrates on the development of computational methods and tools for the analysis of `Omics' data, with a special focus on data from infection research. For further details on the research projects see the homepage of the group Genomics and Bioinformatics of Infectious Diseases.

Publications and Software

Selected publications:

Saremi B, Kohls M, Liebig P, Siebert U and Jung K (2021) Measuring Reproducibility of Virus Meta-Genomics Analyses using Bootstrap Samples from FASTQ-Files. Bioinformatics, 37(8), 1068-1075. [abstract] [Phyton tool RESEQ]
Winter C, Kosch R, Ludlow M, Osterhaus, A and Jung K (2019) Network Meta-Analysis Correlates with Analysis of Merged Independent Transcriptome Expression Data. BMC Bioinformatics, 20:144. [full article] [example R-code]

Kruppa J, Lepenies B and Jung K (2018) A genetic algorithm for simulating correlated binary data from biomedical research. Computers in Biology and Medicine, 92, 1-8. [abstract] [R-package RepeatedHighDim]

Kruppa J and Jung K (2017) Automated multigroup outlier identification in molecular high-throughput data using bagplots and gemplots. BMC Bioinformatics, 18:232. [full article] [R-package gemPlot]

Jung K, Friede T and Beißbarth T (2011): Reporting FDR analogous confidence intervals for the log fold change of differentially expressed genes. BMC Bioinformatics, 12:288. [full article]

Awards and certificates

2020: Poster award for my PhD student Babak Saremi for the contribution "A bootstrap approach to estimate false positives in viral meta genomics" (B. Saremi, M. Kohls, K. Jung) presented at the IBS-DR/GMDS-Workshop on Computational Models in Biology and Medicine 2020 in Bonn, Germany.

2017: 1st price for the best teaching material in biometry (together with J. Kruppa; awarded by the working group teaching and didactics of biometry of the German Region of the International Biometric Sociecty)

2012: Certificate for Teaching in Higher Education (awarded by the University of Göttingen)

Activities in scientific societies

  • 2016-2020: Secretary and board member of the German Region of the International Biometric Society (IBS-DR)
  • Speaker (2015-2018), since 2018 deputy speaker, of the working group "Statistical Methods in Bioinformatics" of the German Region of the International Biometric Society (IBS-DR) and the German Society for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology (GMDS)