Alexander Dilthey, DPhil

Postdoctoral Fellow (alum)

Alexander studied Computer Science in Germany and Switzerland and has a DPhil in Statistical Genetics from the University of Oxford (2012). He co-founded two companies, Peptide Groove LLP and Lighthouse Cancer Diagnostics Ltd. Since 2016 he is back in academia, first as a visiting fellow at NIH/NHGRI and now leading his own research group at the Institute of Medical Microbiology at the University Hospital of Dusseldorf. His research interests include assembly of the human genome's most complex regions (rDNA, KIR, HLA), immunogenetics and the development of "digital" approaches to detecting and treating disease.



Long-read metagenomic analysis


Fast and efficient HLA typing from whole-genome sequencing data


A fast and approximate long read mapper
News posts

Fast and highly accurate HLA typing by linearly-seeded graph alignment

March 22, 2017