At EMBL, Nikos works on data-driven hypothesis weighting for false discovery rate control as part of his Bachelor’s and Master’s thesis, which he will finish in August 2016. In September, he will join Stanford’s Statistics department to start his PhD!
Sophie studied Molecular Biotechnology at the University of Heidelberg. She joined the Huber Group in Spring 2014 as student research assistant and worked on genomic biomarkers of drug sensitivity in primary blood cancer cells. For her PhD thesis, Sophie is now joining the group of Sascha Dietrich at NCT Heidelberg, where she will work on the SYMPATHY project, an integrated system medicine approach to personalized and targeted therapy in leukaemia and lymphoma. This multidisciplinary project is intended to have direct clinical impact on patient care in blood cancers.
At EMBL, Jackie worked on her Master thesis, which she successfully finished in October 2015 with an excellent mark! In September 2016, she will start to work on her PhD thesis at the Centre for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona. Jackie was awarded the La Caixa Fellowship for the coming four years.
Karsten Bach has a B.Sc. in Biology from the University of Bonn. He joined the Huber group in March 2016. At EMBL, he is finishing up his M.Sc. in Molecular Biotechnology and working on quantitative proteomics together with Dorothee Childs and Nikos Ignatiadis.
Dorothee Childs presented her work at the EMBL-Wellcome Genome Campus Conference “Target Validation using Genomics and Informatics 2015”, which took place from 8th to 10th December 2015 in Cambridge.
More than 200 people attended this ground-breaking conference. Dorothee gave a talk on “Screening for drug targets in intact cells by thermal proteome profiling”, a project in which she is involved as part of a collaboration between EMBL Heidelberg and GSK’s SME Cellzome, which is also based in Heidelberg.”
Annika Gable has a B.Sc. in Molecular Biotechnology from the University of Heidelberg. She joined the Huber group in December 2015. At EMBL, she is finishing up her M.Sc. in Molecular Biotechnology (major: Bioinformatics) with a thesis on analyzing high-throughput chromatin conformation capture (Hi-C) data.
Junyan has a PhD in Computational Biology and Drug Design from Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences. His previous research focused on understanding mechanisms of drug response using integrated multi-omics technology and large scale ex-vivo drug testing approaches. In November 2015, he joined the Huber Group as a postdoctoral fellow and is now working on the SOUND project.
Mike joined EMBL in October 2015 as part of the de.NBI project where he is working on the development pipelines, workflows and computational approaches for large scale biological experiments. He has a PhD in computational biology from the University of Cambridge, UK.
In October 15, 2015, Alejandro Reyes successfully defended his PhD thesis titled “Analysis of transcript isoform regulation using high-troughput RNA sequencing” with the distinction “summa cum laude”.
Sascha Dietrich’s project proposal within the health research program “Junior Group in Systems Medicine” of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) was positively evaluated. This multidisciplinary project, which is intended to have direct clinical impact on patient care in blood cancers, is titled “An integrated systems medicine approach to personalized and targeted therapy in leukaemia and lymphoma”.