German Cancer Research Center Heidelberg
Department of Molecular Biophysics
Head of Department: Prof. Dr. Sándor Suhai

presented by
Bastien Chevreux

from Duisburg

MIRA: An Automated Genome and EST Assembler

Ph.D. Thesis to acquire the title of

Doctor scientiarum humanarum (


Dean: Prof. Dr. Claus R. Bartram

Referee: Prof. Dr. Sándor Suhai

Some of the illustrations and parts of the text in this thesis also appeared in the publications Chevreux et al. (1999), Chevreux et al. (2000) and Chevreux et al. (2004).

Avid readers of David Gerrold will certainly recognise the quotes from his books at the beginning of each chapter of this thesis.

Bastien Chevreux 2006-05-11