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Armin Geiger

Computational Energy Systems


Supervising Faculty: Dan Jacobson

Armin's fundamental research interests pertain to understanding biological organisms on a systems level by integrating different types of omics data.  Of special interest are the microbes and plants involved in biotechnological processes such as the production of biofuels, useful secondary metabolites and other batch chemicals. He is also interested in the relationships between pathogens and their host.

Armins' work involves merging large-scale biological datasets with high performance computing and network theory. He has worked with genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic data from model organisms as well as organisms relating to the production of wine.


Master of Science, Wine Biotechnolgy (Computational biology), University of Stellenbosch

Bachelor of Science Honors Wine Biotechnolgy, University of Stellenbosch

Bachelor of Science Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of Stellenbosch

Awards and Recognitions

  • Summer school – University of Hohenheim, Germany – Pathogens, Parasites and their Hosts: Ecology, Molecular Interactions and Evolution (July 2011)


Poster presentation, “The use of transcriptomic data in the search for widespread novel RNA editing sites in Arabidopsis Thaliana” 2nd African-European Conference on Chemometrics, Stellenbosch, South Africa (November 2012)

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