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Björn Voß

Jun.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat.

Institute of Biochemical Engineering - Computational Biology


+49 711 685 65035

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Allmandring 31
70569 Stuttgart
Room: 01.307

Office Hours

Tuesday, 11-12 am


Peer-Reviewed Publications:
  1. 2021

    1. Schäfer,R.A. and Voß,B. (2021) RNAnue: Efficient Data Analysis for RNA–RNA Interactomics. Nucleic Acids Research, 10.1093/nar/gkab340.
    2. Märkle,P., Maier,L.-K., Maaß,S., Hirschfeld,C., Bartel,J., Becher,D., Voß,B. and Marchfelder,A. (2021) A Small RNA Is Linking CRISPR-Cas and Zinc Transport. Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences, 8.
    3. Huang,J. and Voß,B. (2021) Simulation of Folding Kinetics for Aligned RNAs. Genes, 12, 347.
  2. 2020

    1. Schäfer,R.A., Lott,S.C., Georg,J., Grüning,B.A., Hess,W.R. and Voß,B. (2020) GLASSGo in Galaxy: High-Throughput, Reproducible and Easy-to-Integrate Prediction of SRNA Homologs. Bioinformatics, 10.1093/bioinformatics/btaa556.
    2. Ankenbauer,A., Schäfer,R.A., Viegas,S.C., Pobre,V., Voß,B., Arraiano,C.M. and Takors,R. (2020) Pseudomonas Putida KT2440 Is Naturally Endowed to Withstand Industrial-Scale Stress Conditions. Microbial Biotechnology, n/a.
    3. Alkhnbashi,O.S., Meier,T., Mitrofanov,A., Backofen,R. and Voß,B. (2020) CRISPR-Cas Bioinformatics. Methods, 172, 3–11.
  3. 2018

    1. Schönberger,B., Schaal,C., Schäfer,R. and Voß,B. (2018) RNA Interactomics: Recent Advances and Remaining Challenges. F1000Research, 7, 1824.
    2. Lott,S.C., Schäfer,R.A., Mann,M., Backofen,R., Hess,W.R., Voß,B. and Georg,J. (2018) GLASSgo - Automated and Reliable Detection of SRNA Homologs from a Single Input Sequence. Frontiers in Genetics, 9.
  4. 2017

    1. Pfreundt,U., Spungin,D., Hou,S., Voß,B., Berman-Frank,I. and Hess,W.R. (2017) Genome of a Giant Bacteriophage from a Decaying Trichodesmium Bloom. Marine Genomics, 33, 21–25.
  5. 2016

    1. Álvarez,D., Voß,B., Maass,D., Wüst,F., Schaub,P., Beyer,P. and Welsch,R. (2016) 5’UTR-Mediated Translational Control of Splice Variants of Phytoene Synthase. Plant Physiol.
    2. Schäfer,R.A. and Voß,B. (2016) VisualGraphX: Interactive Graph Visualization within Galaxy. Bioinformatics, 10.1093/bioinformatics/btw414.
    3. Stazic,D. and Voß,B. (2016) The Complexity of Bacterial Transcriptomes. Journal of Biotechnology, 232, 69--78.
  6. 2015

    1. Kopf,M., Klähn,S., Scholz,I., Hess,W.R. and Voß,B. (2015) Variations in the Non-Coding Transcriptome as a Driver of Inter-Strain Divergence and Physiological Adaptation in Bacteria. Scientific Reports, 5.
    2. Lott,S.C., Voß,B., Hess,W.R. and Steglich,C. (2015) CoVennTree: A New Method for the Comparative Analysis of Large Datasets. Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, 6, 43.
  7. 2014

    1. Kopf,M., Klähn,S., Voß,B., Stüber,K., Huettel,B., Reinhardt,R. and Hess,W.R. (2014) Finished Genome Sequence of the Unicellular Cyanobacterium Synechocystis Sp. Strain PCC 6714. Genome Announcements, 2, e00757--14.
    2. Huang,J. and Voß,B. (2014) Analysing RNA-Kinetics Based on Folding Space Abstraction. BMC Bioinformatics, 15, 60.
    3. Voigt,K., Sharma,C.M., Mitschke,J., Joke Lambrecht,S., Voß,B., Hess,W.R. and Steglich,C. (2014) Comparative Transcriptomics of Two Environmentally Relevant Cyanobacteria Reveals Unexpected Transcriptome Diversity. The ISME Journal, 10.1038/ismej.2014.57.
    4. Bischler,T., Kopf,M. and Voß,B. (2014) Transcript Mapping Based on DRNA-Seq Data. BMC Bioinformatics, 15, 122.
    5. Kopf,M., Klähn,S., Scholz,I., Matthiessen,J.K.F., Hess,W.R. and Voß,B. (2014) Comparative Analysis of the Primary Transcriptome of Synechocystis Sp. PCC 6803. DNA Research, 21, 527--539.
    6. Kopf,M., Klähn,S., Pade,N., Weingärtner,C., Hagemann,M., Voß,B. and Hess,W.R. (2014) Comparative Genome Analysis of the Closely Related Synechocystis Strains PCC 6714 and PCC 6803. DNA Research, 21, 255--266.
    7. Rogato,A., Richard,H., Sarazin,A., Voß,B., Navarro,S.C., Champeimont,R., Navarro,L., Carbone,A., Hess,W.R. and Falciatore,A. (2014) The Diversity of Small Non-Coding RNAs in the Diatom Phaeodactylum Tricornutum. BMC Genomics, 15, 698.
    8. Giegerich,R. and Voß,B. (2014) RNA Secondary Structure Analysis Using Abstract Shapes. In Handbook of RNA Biochemistry, Handbook of RNA Biochemistry. WILEY-VCH, Weinheim, Germany, Vol. 2, pp. 579--594.
    9. Voß,B. and Hess,W.R. (2014) The Identification of Bacterial Non-Coding RNAs through Complementary Approaches. In Handbook of RNA Biochemistry, Handbook of RNA Biochemistry. WILEY-VCH, Weinheim, Germany, Vol. 2, pp. 787--800.
  8. 2013

    1. Voß,B., Bolhuis,H., Fewer,D.P., Kopf,M., Möke,F., Haas,F., El-Shehawy,R., Hayes,P., Bergman,B., Sivonen,K., et al. (2013) Insights into the Physiology and Ecology of the Brackish-Water-Adapted Cyanobacterium Nodularia Spumigena CCY9414 Based on a Genome-Transcriptome Analysis. PLoS ONE, 8, e60224.
    2. Hein,S., Scholz,I., Voß,B. and Hess,W.R. (2013) Adaptation and Modification of Three CRISPR Loci in Two Closely Related Cyanobacteria. RNA Biology, 10, 93--92.
  9. 2012

    1. Pfreundt,U., Stal,L.J., Voß,B. and Hess,W.R. (2012) Dinitrogen Fixation in a Unicellular Chlorophyll D-Containing Cyanobacterium. ISME J.
    2. Gierga,G., Voß,B. and Hess,W.R. (2012) Non-Coding RNAs in Marine Synechococcus and Their Regulation under Environmentally Relevant Stress Conditions. The ISME Journal, 6, 1544--1557.
    3. Trautmann,D., Voß,B., Wilde,A., Al-Babili,S. and Hess,W.R. (2012) Microevolution in Cyanobacteria: Re-Sequencing a Motile Substrain of Synechocystis Sp. PCC 6803. DNA Research, 10.1093/dnares/dss024.
    4. Huang,J., Backofen,R. and Voß,B. (2012) Abstract Folding Space Analysis Based on Helices. RNA, 18, 2135--2147.
    5. Madhugiri,R., Pessi,G., Voß,B., Hahn,J., Sharma,C.M., Reinhardt,R., Vogel,J., Hess,W.R., Fischer,H.-M. and Evguenieva-Hackenberg,E. (2012) Small RNAs of the Bradyrhizobium/Rhodopseudomonas Lineage and Their Analysis. RNA Biology, 9, 45--56.
  10. 2011

    1. Mitschke,J., Georg,J., Scholz,I., Sharma,C.M., Dienst,D., Bantscheff,J., Voß,B., Steglich,C., Wilde,A., Vogel,J., et al. (2011) An Experimentally Anchored Map of Transcriptional Start Sites in the Model Cyanobacterium Synechocystis Sp. PCC6803. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108, 2124--2129.
    2. Huang,J. and Voß,B. (2011) RNAHeliCes – Folding Space Analysis Based on Position Aware Structure Abstraction. In Proceedings of the German Conference on Bioinformatics 2011 (GCB 2011), Proceedings of the German Conference on Bioinformatics 2011 (GCB 2011).p. RT--31.
    3. Babski,J., Tjaden,B., Voß,B., Jellen-Ritter,A., Marchfelder,A., Hess,W.R. and Soppa,J. (2011) Bioinformatic Prediction and Experimental Verification of SRNAs in the Haloarchaeon Haloferax Volcanii. RNA Biology, 8, 806--816.
  11. 2010

    1. Ionescu,D., Voß,B., Oren,A., Hess,W.R. and Muro-Pastor,A.M. (2010) Heterocyst-Specific Transcription of NsiR1, a Non-Coding RNA Encoded in a Tandem Array of Direct Repeats in Cyanobacteria. Journal of Molecular Biology, 398, 177--188.
    2. Mohr,R., Voß,B., Schliep,M., Kurz,T., Maldener,I., Adams,D.G., Larkum,A.D.W., Chen,M. and Hess,W.R. (2010) A New Chlorophyll D-Containing Cyanobacterium: Evidence for Niche Adaptation in the Genus Acaryochloris. ISME J, 4, 1456--1469.
    3. Bogomolov,S., Mann,M., Voß,B., Podelski,A. and Backofen,R. (2010) Shape-Based Barrier Estimation for RNAs. In In Proceedings of German Conference on Bioinformatics GCB’10, In Proceedings of German Conference on Bioinformatics GCB’10. GI, Vol. 173, pp. 42--51.
    4. Voß,B., Meinecke,L., Kurz,T., Al-Babili,S., Beck,C.F. and Hess,W.R. (2010) Hemin and Mg-Protoporphyrin IX Induce Global Changes in Gene Expression in Chlamydomonas Reinhardtii. Plant Physiol., 10.1104/pp.110.158683.
    5. Georg,J., Honsel,A., Voß,B., Rennenberg,H. and Hess,W.R. (2010) A Long Antisense RNA in Plant Chloroplasts. New Phytologist, 186, 615--622.
  12. 2009

    1. Soppa,J., Straub,J., Brenneis,M., Jellen-Ritter,A., Heyer,R., Fischer,S., Granzow,M., Voß,B., Hess,W.R., Tjaden,B., et al. (2009) Small RNAs of the Halophilic Archaeon Haloferax Volcanii. Biochemical Society Transactions, 37, 133--136.
    2. Gierga,G., Voß,B. and Hess,W.R. (2009) The Yfr2 NcRNA Family, a Group of Abundant RNA Molecules Widely Conserved in Cyanobacteria. RNA Biology, 6, 222--227.
    3. Georg,J., Voß,B., Scholz,I., Mitschke,J., Wilde,A. and Hess,W.R. (2009) Evidence for a Major Role of Antisense RNAs in Cyanobacterial Gene Regulation. Mol Syst Biol, 5.
    4. Voß,B., Georg,J., Schon,V., Ude,S. and Hess,W. (2009) Biocomputational Prediction of Non-Coding RNAs in Model Cyanobacteria. BMC Genomics, 10, 123.
    5. Voß,B., Hölscher,M., Baumgarth,B., Kalbfleisch,A., Kaya,C., Hess,W.R., Becker,A. and Elena Evguenieva-Hackenberg (2009) Expression of Small RNAs in Rhizobiales and Protection of a Small RNA and Its Degradation Products by Hfq in Sinorhizobium Meliloti. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 390, 331--336.
  13. 2008

    1. Steglich,C., Futschik,M.E., Lindell,D., Voß,B., Chisholm,S.W. and Hess,W.R. (2008) The Challenge of Regulation in a Minimal Photoautotroph: Non-Coding RNAs in Prochlorococcus. PLoS Genet, 4, e1000173.
  14. 2007

    1. Voß,B., Gierga,G., Axmann,I. and Hess,W. (2007) A Motif-Based Search in Bacterial Genomes Identifies the Ortholog of the Small RNA Yfr1 in All Lineages of Cyanobacteria. BMC Genomics, 8, 375.
    2. Chen,X.H., Koumoutsi,A., Scholz,R., Eisenreich,A., Schneider,K., Heinemeyer,I., Morgenstern,B., Voß,B., Hess,W.R., Reva,O., et al. (2007) Comparative Analysis of the Complete Genome Sequence of the Plant Growth-Promoting Bacterium Bacillus Amyloliquefaciens FZB42. Nat Biotech, 25, 1007--1014.
    3. Axmann,I.M., Holtzendorff,J., Voß,B., Kensche,P. and Hess,W.R. (2007) Two Distinct Types of 6S RNA in Prochlorococcus. Gene, 406, 69--78.
    4. Fattash,I., Voß,B., Reski,R., Hess,W. and Frank,W. (2007) Evidence for the Rapid Expansion of MicroRNA-Mediated Regulation in Early Land Plant Evolution. BMC Plant Biology, 7, 13.
  15. 2006

    1. Voß,B. (2006) Structural Analysis of Aligned RNAs. Nucl. Acids Res., 34, 5471--5481.
    2. Steffen,P., Voß,B., Rehmsmeier,M., Reeder,J. and Giegerich,R. (2006) RNAshapes: An Integrated RNA Analysis Package Based on Abstract Shapes. Bioinformatics, 22, 500--503.
    3. Reeder,J., Höchsmann,M., Rehmsmeier,M., Voß,B. and Giegerich,R. (2006) Beyond Mfold: Recent Advances in RNA Bioinformatics. Journal of Biotechnology, 124, 41--55.
    4. Talmor-Neiman,M., Stav,R., Frank,W., Voß,B. and Arazi,T. (2006) Novel Micro-RNAs and Intermediates of Micro-RNA Biogenesis from Moss. The Plant Journal, 47, 25--37.
    5. Voß,B., Giegerich,R. and Rehmsmeier,M. (2006) Complete Probabilistic Analysis of RNA Shapes. BMC Biology, 4, 5.
    6. Backofen,R., Borrmann,H.-G., Deck,W., Dedner,A., Raedt,L.D., Desch,K., Diesmann,M., Geier,M., Greiner,A., Hess,W.R., et al. (2006) A Bottom-up Approach to Grid-Computing at a University: The Black-Forest-Grid Initiative. Praxis der Informationsverarbeitung und Kommunikation, 29, 81--87.
  16. 2005

    1. Voß,B. (2005) Advanced Tools for RNA Secondary Structure Analysis.
  17. 2004

    1. Giegerich,R., Voß,B. and Rehmsmeier,M. (2004) Abstract Shapes of RNA. Nucl. Acids Res., 32, 4843--4851.
    2. Voß,B., Meyer,C. and Giegerich,R. (2004) Evaluating the Predictability of Conformational Switching in RNA. Bioinformatics, 20, 1573--1582.
    3. Höchsmann,M., Voß,B. and Giegerich,R. (2004) Pure Multiple RNA Secondary Structure Alignments: A Progressive Profile Approach. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, 1, 53--62.
  • Faculty of 1000 (F1000), Bioinformatics, Biomedical Informatics & Computational Biology
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