Shortly introduce yourself, please.
I studied bioinformatics, genomics, and systems biology at the TU Braunschweig where I finished my PhD in the field of metabolomics in 2012. Since then I have been with Joachim's group.
What encouraged you to come to the LIMES Institute as a bioinformatician?
During my dissertation I worked on metabolic processes in prokaryotes, however, I quickly realized that my interest lies more with dissease-related research. The LIMES offered a unique opportunity to engage in this field.
What are your particular research interests?
My particular academic focus lies on the application of biological network approaches to immunological problems. Apart from that I try to support the scientific community with tools to apply these approaches even without specific knowledge in the field of informatics.