ALVIS: visualization of horizontal dependencies

Schwarz Lab

Evolutionary and Cancer Genomics


Our group was founded in October 2016 and investigates the aetiology and functional implications of intra-tumour heterogeneity using computational approaches, with a focus on chromosomal rearrangements, somatic copy-number alterations and changes in chromatin structure.

To this end, we develop and apply machine learning and statistical methods to reconstruct the evolutionary history of cancer in the patient and associate germline and somatic variation with changes in gene regulation.

Our group currently consists of three PhD students, two Postdocs and regular visitors from our national and international partners. We collaborate with a wide range of experimental labs and clinical researchers within and outside the MDC to tackle the most pressing questions in cancer genomics.



Dr. Roland Schwarz
Dr. Roland Schwarz
Phone: 030 9406 3200
Max-Delbrück-Centrum für Molekulare Medizin (MDC)
Robert-Rössle-Str. 10
13125 Berlin, Deutschland
Building 31.1, Room 1064