Researcher in Laboratory © HIPS

Dr Fabian Kern


Dr. Fabian Kern studied Bioinformatics with an emphasis on Computer Science and methodology as an undergraduate (Bachelor of Science) at Saarland University, and then successfully finished his Master of Science with distinction (Honor’s degree) at the Center for Bioinformatics located on campus. Subsequently, he started as a PhD student in the Medical Faculty of Saarland University working in the group Clinical Bioinformatics headed by Prof. Dr. Andreas Keller. During the time as a doctoral student, he contributed to more than 30 peer-reviewed research articles and completed numerous scientific collaborations with both national and international institutions. In late 2021 he finished his PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) in Natural Sciences and Medicine with distinction (summa cum laude) and a dissertation entitled “Algorithms and Applications for non-coding RNAs in Aging”. Since spring 2022 he heads a Junior Research Group at the HIPS working on new bioinformatics approaches and methods to aid infection research and anti-infective development using spatially and temporally resolved RNA-sequencing, especially at the single-cell level.


SRF transcriptionally regulates the oligodendrocyte cytoskeleton during CNS myelination

Iram T, Garcia M, Amand J, Kaur A, Atkins M, Iyer M, Lam M, Ambiel N, Jorgens D, Keller A, …, Kern F, Zuchero J (2024)

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 121 (12)DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2307250121

ZEBRA: a hierarchically integrated gene expression atlas of the murine and human brain at single-cell resolution

Flotho M, Amand J, Hirsch P, Grandke F, Wyss-Coray T, Keller A, Kern F (2024)

Nucleic Acids Res 52 (D1): 1089-DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkad990


Ageing-associated small RNA cargo of extracellular vesicles

Kern F, Kuhn T, Ludwig N, Simon M, Gröger L, Fabis N, Aparicio-Puerta E, Salhab A, Fehlmann T, Hahn O, …, Laschke M, Keller A (2023)

RNA biology 20 (1): 482-494DOI: 10.1080/15476286.2023.2234713

Zfp362 potentiates murine colonic inflammation by constraining Treg cell function rather than promoting Th17 cell differentiation

Herppich S, Hoenicke L, Kern F, Kruse F, Smout J, Greweling-Pils M, Geffers R, Burton O, Liston A, Keller A, Floess S, Huehn J (2023)

European journal of immunologyDOI: 10.1002/eji.202250270

Atlas of the aging mouse brain reveals white matter as vulnerable foci

Hahn O, Foltz A, Atkins M, Kedir B, Moran-Losada P, Guldner I, Munson C, Kern F, Pálovics R, Lu N, …, Keller A, Wyss-Coray T (2023)

CellDOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2023.07.027

Characterizing expression changes in noncoding RNAs during aging and heterochronic parabiosis across mouse tissues

Wagner V, Kern F, Hahn O, Schaum N, Ludwig N, Fehlmann T, Engel A, Henn D, Rishik S, Isakova A, …, Wyss-Coray T, Keller A (2023)

Nat BiotechnolDOI: 10.1038/s41587-023-01751-6

miEAA 2023: updates, new functional microRNA sets and improved enrichment visualizations

Aparicio-Puerta E, Hirsch P, Schmartz G, Kern F, Fehlmann T, Keller A (2023)

Nucleic Acids ResDOI: 10.1093/nar/gkad392


Young CSF restores oligodendrogenesis and memory in aged mice via Fgf17

Iram T, Kern F, Kaur A, Myneni S, Morningstar A, Shin H, Garcia M, Yerra L, Palovics R, Yang A, …, Zuchero J, Wyss-Coray T (2022)

Nature 605 (7910): 509-515DOI: 10.1038/s41586-022-04722-0

BusyBee Web: towards comprehensive and differential composition-based metagenomic binning

Schmartz G, Hirsch P, Amand J, Dastbaz J, Fehlmann T, Kern F, Müller R, Keller A (2022)

Nucleic Acids ResDOI: 10.1093/nar/gkac298

PLSDB: advancing a comprehensive database of bacterial plasmids

Schmartz G, Hartung A, Hirsch P, Kern F, Fehlmann T, Müller R, Keller A (2022)

Nucleic Acids Res 50 (D1): 273-DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkab1111


miRMaster 2.0: multi-species non-coding RNA sequencing analyses at scale

Fehlmann T, Kern F, Laham O, Backes C, Solomon J, Hirsch P, Volz C, Müller R, Keller A (2021)

Nucleic Acids ResDOI: 10.1093/nar/gkab268