Prof. Dr. Konrad Förstner

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Prof. Dr. Konrad Förstner

Campus Südstadt
Claudiusstraße 1
50678 Köln
Mailing address


  • Phone: +49 221-8275-3824

Office hours


Please feel free to contact me in case you would like to talk to me.

Teaching disciplines

  • Data and Information Literacy

Research fields

  • Data Science
  • Bioinformatics
  • Text-Mining
  • Knowledge Graphs
  • Gladow, Nadine; Hollmann, Claudia; Weirather, Johannes; Ding, Xin; Burkard, Matthias; Uehlein, Sabrina; Bharti, Richa; Förstner, Konrad; Kerkau, Thomas; Beyersdorf, Niklas; Frantz, Stefan; Ramos, Gustavo; Hofmann, Ulrich (2024): Role of CD4⁺ T-Cells for Regulating Splenic Myelopoiesis and Monocyte Differentiation after Experimental Myocardial Infarction. In: Basic Research in Cardiology : Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society. (Open Access)
  • Förstner, Konrad; Becker, Anke; Blom, Jochen; Bork, Peer; Clavel, Thomas; Dieckmann, Marius; Goesmann, Alexander; Götz, Barbara; Gübitz, Thomas; Hufsky, Franziska; Jünemann, Sebastian; Körner, Marie-Louise; Marz, Manja; Da Rocha, Ulisses Nunes; Overmann, Jörg; Pühler, Alfred; Rebholz-Schuhmann, Dietrich; Sczyrba, Alexander; Stoye, Jens; Vandendorpe, Justine; Van Rossum, Thea; McHardy, Alice (2023): NFDI4Microbiota – National Research Data Infrastructure for Microbiota Research. In: Research Ideas and Outcomes : RIO. Vol. 9. (peer-reviewed/Open Access)
  • Melnychuk, Tetyana; Galke, Lukas; Seidlmayer, Eva; Broring, Stefanie; Förstner, Konrad; Tochtermann, Klaus; Schultz, Carsten (2023): Development of Similarity Measures From Graph-Structured Bibliographic Metadata : An Application to Identify Scientific Convergence. In: IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management : EM. (peer-reviewed/Open Access)
  • Piecha, Juliane; Förstner, Konrad; Kaliva, Elisabeth; Naujoks, Boris; Fühles-Ubach, Simone; Heidkamp, Philipp (2023): DaLI-Basiskurs mit Open-Data-Projekt : Ein interdisziplinärer Flipped-Classroom-Kurs zum Erwerb grundlegender Datenkompetenzen. In: datenkompetent : Beispielhafte Lehrformate und -strategien für die Data Literacy Education an deutschen Hochschulen. (peer-reviewed/Open Access)
  • Slowig, Benjamin; Blümm, Mirjam; Förstner, Konrad U.; Lanczek, Marvin; Lindstädt, Birte; Müller, Rabea (2023): RDM Certificate Course: Zenodo. (Open Access)
  • Stegemann, Jessica; Kläre, Christina; Arning, Ursula; Blümm, Mirjam; Fingerhuth, Matthias; Förstner, Konrad; Fritsch, Katharina; Hackenbuchner, Janiça; Heine, Angela; Kaiser, Kerstin; Posny, Ella Sofie; Rathmann, Torsten; Rehwald, Stephanie; Schreyer, Lioba; Stadler, Uwe (2023): Discover FDM – Gemeinsam Kompetenzen für Forschungsdatenmanagement von Studierenden fördern : Das Projekt FDM@Studium.nrw. In: o-bib : Das offene Bibliotheksjournal. Vol. 10, S. 1 - 8. (Open Access)
  • Jeandard, Damien; Smirnova, Anna; Fasemore, Akinyemi Mandela; Coudray, Léna; Entelis, Nina; Förstner, Konrad; Tarassov, Ivan; Smirnov, Alexandre (2022): CoLoC-seq Probes the Global Topology of Organelle Transcriptomes. In: Nucleic Acids Research. Vol. 50. (peer-reviewed/Open Access)
  • Cordero, Mar; García-Fernández, Julia; Acosta, Ivan C.; Yepes, Ana; Avendano-Ortiz, Jose; Lisowski, Clivia; Oesterreicht, Babett; Ohlsen, Knut; Lopez-Collazo, Eduardo; Förstner, Konrad; Eulalio, Ana; Lopez, Daniel (2022): The Induction of Natural Competence Adapts Staphylococcal Metabolism to Infection. In: Nature Communications. Vol. 13, S. 1 - 13. (peer-reviewed/Open Access)
  • Blümm, Mirjam; Förstner, Konrad; Lanczek, Marvin; Lindstädt, Birte; Müller, Rabea; Nickenig, Ulrike; Rehwald, Stephanie; Slowig, Benjamin; Stegemann, Jessica (2022): Der Zertifikatskurs Forschungsdatenmanagement als adaptierbares Aus- und Weiterbildungsangebot. In: E-Science-Tage 2021 : Share Your Research Data. E-Science-Tage 2021: Share Your Research Data; Online; 04.03.-05.03.2021., S. 414 - 420. (peer-reviewed/Open Access)
  • Slowig, Benjamin; Blümm, Mirjam; Förstner, Konrad; Lanczek, Marvin; Lindstädt, Birte; Müller, Rabea; Nickenig, Ulrike; Rehwald, Stephanie; Schreyer, Lioba (2022): Zertifikatskurs Forschungsdatenmanagement in NRW : Eine modular aufgebaute Weiterqualifikation für das professionelle Datenmanagement. In: o-bib : Das offene Bibliotheksjournal. Vol. 9, S. 1 - 10. (Open Access)
Since 2018 Professor for Data and Information Literacy at the TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences and Head of Data Science and Services at ZB MED - Information Centre for Life Sciences
2016 - 2018 Acting Head of the Core Unit Systems Medicine, University/Clinic of Würzburg
2013 - 2018 Head of Bioinformatics, Core Unit Systems Medicine, University/Clinic of Würzburg
2011 - 2013 Postdoc in the groups of Jörg Vogel and Cynthia Sharma, Institute of Molecular Infection Biology and Research Center for Infectious Diseases, University of Würzburg
2009 - 2011 Entrepreneurial and freelancing work, Darmstadt/Berlin
2004 - 2009 PhD (Bioinformatics/Computational biology) in the group of Peer Bork, EMBL, Heidelberg
1999 - 2004 Studies of Biochemistry and Computer Science, University of Greifswald, including stays in Switzerland and USA

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