Gerhard Kauer studied Biology at the Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen/Germany an did his Diploma Thesis on the excretion of sugars by chlorella species capable and incapable of symbiosis with Hydra viridis, which was part of a DLR project in those days. After his diploma thesis he took a position at industry where he was responsible for large scale and quality controlled software development of applications used for scientific evaluation in molecular biology, especially molecular genetics. After 5 years Gerhard Kauer took the chance to join the Human Genome Project working on an integrated environment for fully automated and unattended plasmid preparations and sequencing reactions at the German Research Centre for Biotechnology in Braunschweig, Germany. He completed his PhD with honours in 1999. Major publications at that time:
Nature. 2000 May 18;405(6784):311-9. Erratum in: Nature 2000 Sep 7;407(6800):110. The DNA sequence of human chromosome 21: The chromosome 21 mapping and sequencing consortium (Nature (2000) 405 (311-319)
Nature. 2000 Dec 14;408(6814):820-2, Sequence and analysis of chromosome 3 of the plant Arabidopsis thaliana
Nature 2004, 431(7011):931-945·October 2004, International Human Genome Sequencing Consortium
Since 2003 he teaches Bioinformatics in the areas of Software Engineering, Molecular Genetics and Image Analysis of biological tissues (normal and pathological histology) at the University of Applied Sciences in Emden.