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Fritz Lekschas, BSc, MSc

Graduate Student in Computer Science


Fritz is a PhD student in Computer Science with Hanspeter Pfister at Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Before starting his PhD, he was a visting graduate student in the lab while he finished his Master’s thesis on visual exploration of biomedical data repositories.



Nature News (2017) - TechBlog: HiPiler simplifies chromatin structure analysis
"Using bioinformatic algorithms, researchers can query chromatin-contact datasets to find all such structures. But these algorithms may return thousands of hits. How is a researcher to study them? Enter HiPiler. Developed by Gehlenborg’s lab in collaboration with the lab of Hanspeter Pfister at the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard, HiPiler excises these features and presents them on a canvas as miniature snippets — basically tiny segments of the full-sized contact map, which users can then organize, sort, and cluster based on parameters such as noise or location."