Computomics: Data Analysis Experts

Computomics’ data analysis experts offer custom services for next-gen sequencing projects - from crop science to metagenomics.

animal and plant genetics

Advanced Data Analysis
for Ag Biotech

Computomics was founded to bring the latest bioinformatics discoveries to industry application, facilitating global agricultural development.

Crops: We parse large genomic data sets for plant breeders, deliver breeding recommendations, and provide molecular biology insight to reduce crop area requirements.

Animal Health: We assemble and annotate genomic data from your species of interest, compare time-series data and visualize genomic variation in insightful ways.

Metagenomics and Microbial Genomics: We analyze complex microbial communities and discover new organisms and metabolic pathways in a variety of samples.

For Novice to Expert Users


If you’re entering the next-generation sequencing space for the first time, Computomics can assist you in developing a sequencing strategy, and offer consultation from library prep through your detailed data analysis.



Computomics can help develop data analysis pipelines or process large quantities of data to help ease your workload.


Collaborations with Academic Institutions

Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology

Tübingen, Germany

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich

Zurich, Switzerland

Collaborations with Companies

Plant Phenotyping

Aachen, Germany

LemnaTec GmbH is a leading supplier of plant phenotyping solutions, solutions for the seed testing industry, for plant-related disease screening, and customised research platforms for research, development, and quality control.

LemnaTec distributes CropScore

Next-generation Sequencing

Tübingen, Germany

CeGaT is a Next-Generation Sequencing service provider.

Center for Genomics and Transcriptomics — 
CeGaT GmbH


Sequencing Instruments

Menlo Park, CA, USA

PacBio develops sequencing solutions for scientists that propel the field of genomics, improve science and research, and create positive impact globally.

PacBio Sequencing Instruments



United Nations Global Compact

We Support the Global Compact

New York, USA

The UN Global Compact is a call to companies to align strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and take actions that advance societal goals.

UN Global Compact

Baden Württemberg Connected e.V.

Stuttgart, Germany

The main goal of the network organization is to foster key-technologies in order to strengthen the region's economic development.


Crop Science Society of America

Madison, WI, USA

Crop scientists focus on improving crops and agricultural productivity while effectively managing pests and weeds.



Verein zur Förderung der Biotechnologie und Medizintechnik

Tübingen, Germany

This society helps regional companies and research instituts to strengthen the position of the region as a distinguished location for biotechnology and medical engineering.

Verein zur Förderung Biotechnologie und Medizintechnik e.V.

Erfolgsfaktor Familie

Erfolgsfaktor Familie

Berlin, Germany

Computomics is a family-friendly employer, providing flexible work hours, part-time options and offers parental leave months.

Netzwerk Erfolgsfaktor Familie

American Seed Trade Association


Alexandria, USA

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is one of the oldest trade organizations in the United States. Its membership consists of over 700 companies involved in seed production and distribution, plant breeding, and related industries in North America.


International Seed Federation


Madison, WI, USA

ISF is a non-governmental, non-profit making organization and represents the seed industry at international and inter-governmental organisations.




Stuttgart, Germany

The aim of CANNABIS-NET is to lay the foundations for the production of cannabis in Germany in order to meet domestic needs, but also to expand its export power.



Science2Start Ideenwettbewerb 2011/2012


Baden-Württemberg, Germany

The Science2Start Ideenwettbewerb prices scientists and founders for life-science-concepts with economic potential.


Innovation Award 2015

Innovation Award

Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Selects regional industrial, technical and technological service companies for exemplary efforts in the development of new products, methods and technological service or the use of modern technology in products, production or service.

Innovation Award

CyberOne 2014

CyberOne Award

Baden-Württemberg, Germany

The CyberOne Hightech Award Baden-Württemberg is looking for technology-oriented start-ups with innovative business concepts.


Innovative through Research

Innovative through Research

The network is a common initiative of companies and foundations that advises, connects and supports in the areas of education, science and innovation.


AI-Champion BW

Innovative through Research

The Ministry of Economics launched the "AI Champions Baden-Württemberg" competition for the first time at the beginning of 2020.

Wirtschaft digital BW

About us

Computomics utilizes cutting edge bioinformatics tools to offer highly accurate, customized service projects to companies across the globe.

We help navigate the complexities of all genomes. Our advanced machine-learning methods enable rapid understanding of genomic data for agricultural, biotech, microbiome, and metabolomics researchers.

We provide our clients with thorough consultation on their sequencing projects, with in-depth analysis of their genomic data, and with comprehensive reports.

Contact us to plan your project

Hear from our Clients

"I am absolutely pleased with the service, communication, speed, and the quality of the results.  I look forward to working together in the future."

— G. Keith Rufener II,  Becks Superior Hybrids


"Computomics annotated a complex coffee genome for us in about 6 weeks allowing for a timely release. Their staff was highly interactive resulting in a high quality annotation."

— Allen Van Deynze, Director of Research, Seed Biotechnology Center and Associate Director, Plant Breeding Center University of California, Davis


Sebastian Schultheiss Managing Director

Dr. Sebastian J. Schultheiss

Managing Director

Advanced degree in bioinformatics from University of Tübingen. PhD for NGS data and web service analysis at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology and at the Friedrich Miescher Laboratory of the Max Planck Society, Tübingen. Expert for NGS data analysis, cloud computing and our analysis pipeline.

Scientific Advisory Board Members

Detlef Weigel Scientific Director Plant Genomics

Prof. Dr. Detlef Weigel

Scientific Director Plant Genomics

Director of the Molecular Biology Department at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen.

Expert in molecular biology of plants.

Daniel Huson Scientific Director Metagenomics

Prof. Dr. Daniel Huson

Scientific Director Metagenomics

Professor of Algorithms in Bioinformatics, University of Tübingen.

Expert in metagenomics.

Gunnar Raetsch Scientific Director Transcriptomics

Prof. Dr. Gunnar Rätsch

Scientific Director Transcriptomics

Associate Professor at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York.

Expert in transcriptomics and machine learning.

Karsten Borgwardt Scientific Director Machine Learning

Prof. Dr. Karsten Borgwardt

Scientific Director Machine Learning

Professor of Data Mining in the Life Sciences at University of Tübingen.

Expert in machine learning.

Strategic Advisory Board Members

Ralf Allrutz Business Advisor

Harald Fuchs

Business Advisor

Founder of HF Business Consulting for start-ups and investors. Long term experience in leading positions at LBBW Venture Capital and bwcon. Lecturer at the DHBW Stuttgart and HS Esslingen.

Reinhard Hamburger Business Advisor

Reinhard Hamburger

Business Advisor

Former Head of Agilent Technologies Deutschland GmbH and founder of Reinhard Hamburger Business Coaching, Wildberg.

Michael Krohn Business Advisor

Dr. Michael Krohn

Business Advisor

Member of the Board and Head of R&D at BRAIN AG


We are constantly looking for bright people with bioinformatics experience to join the Computomics team in marketing, sales, and bioinformatics analysis roles. Are you interested in joining our team? Please drop us a line!

Sales Professional EMEA (d/f/m)

Computomics is looking for an experienced professional with a proven track record of success in gaining and retaining customers with specific expertise in high-value strategic technical sales. You’re a team player who is proactive in supporting colleagues but can also work autonomously in accessing and organizing customer interactions.

Your key responsibilities are:

  • Work with sales director to develop specific annual growth plans in designated accounts.
  • Maintain an effective time and territory management plan.
  • Present business and technical information.
  • Identify customer needs and trends.
  • Follow up enquires and leads.
  • Maintain customer information utilizing approved information tools and technologies. (CRM)
  • Timely updates to opportunity funnel and weekly forecast updates.
  • Healthy funnel management through continual prospecting efforts and the ability to increase business in key accounts throughout different divisions.
  • Executing account mapping and strategy to identify key players within each account.
  • Identifying and qualifying specific projects and opportunities within designated accounts.
  • Networking within designated accounts to fully understand their needs.
  • Closing business opportunities and engaging internal team and resources as required.
  • Developing proposals to provide solutions to customer’s needs.
  • Monitoring sales growth and new opportunities within designated accounts.

Download the complete job description here

We offer:

  • Flexible work hours
  • Full-time positions (and open for part time models)
  • Working in an innovative, dynamic and international company based in Tübingen, Germany
  • Remote onboarding process
  • Healthy working environment with fresh fruit, coffee, tea and water free of charge as well as access to sports activities
  • Continuous training, education and in-house knowledge transfer


If you are passionate and interested in a highly interesting challenge, please send your application to

Machine Learning Scientist (d/f/m) for 
Method Development

Computomics is looking to hire a machine learning scientist or AI expert with a focus on but not limited to projects related to biological datasets.

Your Qualifications:

  • University degree or comparable qualification in Computer Science, Data Science, Machine Learning, AI, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Mathematics, Statistics, …, or a related field
  • Either a minimum of 3 years of work experience or a PhD degree and at least 1 year of postdoctoral experience in one of the fields above
  • Peer-reviewed publication(s) of machine learning methods or conference contributions in venues such as JMLR, NeurIPS, …
  • Experience with tools used for software development in a team setting
  • Enabled biological/scientific discovery by designing or extending machine learning methods
  • Developed new optimization methods for feature selection
  • Familiar with most of these areas: structured output prediction, deep learning, feature importance, statistical modeling, bioinformatics, method development, visualization
  • Understanding of genetics, genotyping and phenotyping
  • Strong problem solving skills, proactive team player, fluent in English and capable of working autonomously
  • Please specify your expected salary level

Download the complete job description here

We offer:

  • Work alongside leading experts in bioinformatics and ML
  • Flexible work hours, remote work
  • Full-time position (and open for part time models) 
  • Healthy working environment with fresh fruit, coffee, tea and water free of charge in the office as well as access to sports activities
  • Working in an innovative, dynamic and international company
  • Remote onboarding process
  • Continuous training, education and in-house knowledge transfer


If you are passionate and interested in a highly interesting challenge, please send your application to


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Tübingen, Germany

Computomics is based in the university town of Tübingen, situated in the Southwest of Germany, from where we serve clients all over the world.

We also have a presence in Madison, Wisconsin and in the Washington, DC area.

Computomics GmbH
Eisenbahnstr. 1
72072 Tübingen

Phone +49 7071 568 3995