Dr. Sebastian Will

Professor of Bioinformatics
AMIBio - Laboratoire d'Informatique de l'Ecole Polytechnique (LIX)

Email sebastian.will (at) polytechnique.edu
Mailing Address LIX - Batiment Turing
1 rue d'Estienne d'Orves
Ecole Polytechnique
91120 Palaiseau, FRANCE

Research Interests

Algorithms for molecular biology. Bioinformatics of RNA structure. Computational methods for prediction of RNA structure, RNA interactions, and folding dynamics; RNA structure design; comparative analysis of RNAs; integration of experimental data and applications to the analysis of large-scale data from biological experiments.

Bio CV [pdf]

Professor of Bioinformatics at École Polytechnique since March, 2020. Formerly, Researcher (Universitätsassistent) with Ivo Hofacker at the TBI, University Vienna. Until 2016, Researcher with Peter Stadler at the Bioinformatics group, Computer Science, University of Leipzig. 2005-2012, "Akademischer Rat" (comparable to "assistant professor") at Rolf Backofen's Bioinformatics group at the University of Freiburg. 2011, Instructor at the Mathematical Department of MIT. 2010-2011, post-doc with Bonnie Berger at the Computation and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA. Research Scholarship by DFG (German Research Foundation). PhD Fellowship of GKLI (PhD programme 'Graduiertenkolleg Logic in Computer Science') of the LMU until move to University of Jena. Computer Science PhD (Dr.rer.nat.) in Jena.


I have been teaching bioinformatics and general computer science classes at the Universities of Vienna, Leipzig, Freiburg, and the MIT Math Department.

Publications publications list

List of my publications in journals and peer-reviewed conference proceedings.

A slightly more detailed publication list in PDF.

To cite my work, this bibtex file may be handy.

My publications at Google Scholar or DBLP.


Please find a collection of slides from my recent conference talks.