After 13 years at the Leibniz Institute DSMZ I have moved to the University of Augsburg (Bavaria, Germany). I am working at the Chair of Biomedical Informatics, Data Mining and Data Analytics, led by Prof. Matthias Schlesner, and will be the Head of the newly established Bioinformatics Core Facility. The scientific focus at the Chair of Biomedical Informatics, Data Mining and Data Analytics is the development and application of complex bioinformatics methods in interdisciplinary research projects. Thematically, the projects range from basic research to translational biomedical research. In cooperation with the Medical Faculty of the University of Augsburg and the University Hospital, the Bioinformatics Core Facility will be established to serve as a central unit of the university to support scientists in experimental and clinical research in the planning and implementation of research projects that require bioinformatics analysis. As a matter of fact, my research focus will now shift from genome-based taxonomy and phylogenomics to the aforementioned topics.