Alex received his PhD in theoretical particle physics from the University of Heidelberg and the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics before he joined the Huber group as postdoc fellow in February 2020. As a member of the DECODE project, his current research focuses on single-cell analyses and the development of statistical methods for biological data.
Group Leader and Senior Scientist
Simone has a degree in Nutrition Sciences and Home Economics from the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, Mönchengladbach. She acts as Senior Project Manager.
Constantin joined the Huber Group in July 2019 as PhD student and his work focuses on statistical method development for biological data. He received his Master degree in Molecular Biotechnology from the Heidelberg University. During his Master thesis, he worked on the development of statistical tests for label-free mass spectrometry data.
Hosna is part of Strasbourg Medical School double degree programme and holds an MSc in bioinformatics from Paris-Saclay University. She joined the Huber group in January 2021 for her master’s thesis and focused on statistical method development for clustering single-cell data. Since September 2021 she is a PhD student in the group and will focus on analysing single-cell multi-omics data to study drug response in blood cancers.
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Tümay studied Biotechnology at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) in Vienna. For his master thesis he worked on a high-throughput method for protein complex localization assignment at ETH Zurich. In October 2020 he joined the Huber group as a PhD student to work on the development of new statistical and machine-learning methods for the analysis of multi-omics data.
After completing his pharmacy studies at University College Cork and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Donnacha joined the Huber group in October 2019 for a joint PhD with the Dietrich group at the National Centre for Tumour Diseases in Heidelberg. His current research focuses on using single-cell multi-omics to understand intra-tumour heterogeneity of drug response in blood cancers.
Daniel is currently a second-year master student of mathematics at the University of Heidelberg. In October 2021 he joined the Huber group as a research trainee to work on his master thesis. Daniel will analyze single-cell RNA sequencing algorithms. Before he was a research assistant at Heidelberg Institute for Global Health, working with the Division of Primary Care and Population Health at Stanford University.
Holly graduated from the University of Cambridge with a degree in Natural Sciences. For her thesis, she investigated the within-host diversity of influenza infections using statistical methods. In 2016, she undertook an internship at the Francis Crick Institute, London, during which she investigated potential new methods of influenza surveillance and vaccine research.
Sarah completed her PhD in Biology at Heidelberg University, where she developed mathematical models for gene expression in bacteria. Her role at EMBL is shared between the Huber group and Bio-IT (Center for Statistical Data Analysis). She will support EMBL’s scientific community in statistical data analysis by providing consulting and courses.
Vlad is a computational biologist and physicist by training. He acts as interim Center for Statistical Data Analysis (CSDA) at EMBL Heidelberg. For his PhD, he was developing image analysis methods for high-content screening and applying machine learning and statistical methods to help advance antibiotic resistance research..
Caroline is studying Molecular Biosciences with a focus on Systems and Computational Biology at Heidelberg University. In November 2021 she joined the Huber Group as master thesis student. She will characterize the transcriptomic response of chronic lymphocytic leukemia cells upon drug perturbations using statistics and a high-throughput approach.
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 has worked on several projects since then. He is now working mainly on the MOFA project (Entwicklung computergestützter Methoden zur simultanen integrativen Analyse von Daten aus experimentellen “Multi-Omics” Ansätzen).
Thomas obtained his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Potsdam, while conducting research at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology in Potsdam-Golm. In November 2020 he joined the Huber group as a postdoctoral fellow. As a member of the SMART-CARE project, his research focuses on using proteomics and metabolomics data sets to understand better tumor biology, vulnerabilities, resistance mechanisms, and the recurrence of different cancer types.
Julia received her PhD in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz for her work on alternative splicing and translational control in humans and primates. She joined the Huber group as data manager/ data scientist in July 2021. As a member of the DECODE project and the GHGA Team, she works on creating and maintaining research data infrastructure.
Tobias is a physician scientist and postdoctoral fellow. In April 2021, he joined a collaborative research project (SIMONA) between the Huber Group at EMBL and the Dietrich Group at the Heidelberg University Hospital. His current research focuses on understanding intratumor heterogeneity within the lymph node niche using multimodal single cell applications.
Mike joined EMBL 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.
Harald studied Molecular Medicine and Molecular Biology at the University of Göttingen and the International Max Planck Research School before earning his PhD in Cancer Genomics at the University of Cambridge and the European Bioinformatics Institute. After completing a short Postdoc in Covid-19 epidemiology, Harald joined the Dietrich (Heidelberg University Hospital) and Huber groups as postdoctoral fellow in July 2021. Harald focuses on the development of methods to analyse single-cell multi-omics data.
- Katharina Imkeller (Postdoc 19-2021): now group leader at University Hospital Frankfut
- Nick Hirschmüller (Master student 2021): now student at University of Heidelberg
- Dorothee Gross (Master student 2021): now student at University of Heidelberg
- Alina Batzilla (Master student 20-2021): now student at University of Heidelberg
- Linsha Li (Master student 2021): now student at University of Heidelberg
- Alexandra Reimers (Master student 2020): now student at University of Heidelberg
- Stefanie Reisenauer (Master student 2019-2020): now student at University of Heidelberg
- Laleh Haghverdi (Postdoc 2017-2020): now Group Leader at Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine
- Frederik Ziebell (Postdoc 2017-2020): now Computational Biologist at Cellzome GmbH, a GSK company
- Emma Dann (Master student 2018-2019): now PhD student at University of Cambridge
- Britta Velten (PhD student 2015-2019): now PostDoc at German Cancer Research Center
- Jennifer Huellein (Data Manager 2017-2019): now Data Manager at German Cancer Research Center
- Bernd Klaus (Leader of the Center for Statistical Data Analysis 2013-2019): now Team Leader at Häfele GmbH and Co. KG
- Almut Lütge (Master student 2017): now PhD student at University of Zurich
- Dorothee Childs (Postdoc 2014-2018): now Bioinformatician at HMS Analytical Software
- Arne Smits (Postdoc 2016-2018): now R&D IT Project Manager at Bayer Business Services
- Andrzej Oleś (Staff Member 2013-2018): now staff member at Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT)
- Sascha Dietrich (Visiting Researcher 2014-2017): now Group Leader and Senior Physician at Heidelberg University Hospital and National Center for Tumor Diseases Heidelberg
- Małgorzata Oleś (PhD student 2012-2016): now staff member at National Center for Tumor Diseases Heidelberg
- Karsten Bach (Master student 2016): now PhD student at European Bioinformatics Institute
- Nils Kurzawa (Research assistant 2016): now PhD student at at EMBL Heidelberg
- Nikolaos Ignatiadis (Master student 2016): now PhD student at Stanford University, USA
- Annika Lisa Gable (Master student 2016): now PhD student at University of Zurich
- Alejandro Reyes (PhD student 2012-2016): now postdoc at Harvard University, USA
- Jacqueline Severino (Master student 2014-2016): now PhD student at Center for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona
- Aleksandra Pekowska (postdoc 2010-2016): now group leader at Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Poland
- Julian Gehring (PhD student 2011-2016): now senior scientist at Illumina Inc. Cambridge
- Simon Anders (postdoc and research scientist 2009-2015): now group leader at ZMBH Heidelberg
- Olena Yavorska (visitor 2015): now DPhil Student in Clinical Medicine at University of Oxford
- Diego Benusiglio (visitor 2015): now PhD student at German Cancer Research Center
- Joseph Barry (postdoc 2010-2015): now Senior Scientist at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
- Felix Klein (PhD student 2010-2014): now Teamleiter Analytics & Data Science at E.ON Energie Deutschland GmbH
- Bernd Fischer (postdoc 2008-2014): PI at DKFZ (2014-2017)
- Paul Pyl (PhD student 2010-2014): now postdoc at Lund University
- Michael I. Love (visitor 2012-2013): now Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and Genetics at UNC School of Medicine
- Gregoire Pau (postdoc 2006-2011): researcher at Genentech, now training as physician-scientist
- Tony Chiang (PhD student 2006-2010): now postdoc at Univ. Washington
- Elin Axelsson (PhD student 2006-2010): now at Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology Vienna
- Joern Toedling (PhD student 2005-2009): now at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
- Richard Bourgon (postdoc 2006-2009): now director and senior scientist at Genentech
- Audrey Kauffmann (postdoc 2006-2009): now group leader at Novartis
- Oleg Sklyar (staff 2005-2008): now Engineering Manager at Google
- Tineke Casneuf (visitor 2006): now at Johnson and Johnson
- Florian Hahne (visitor 2007): now at Novartis
- Ligia P. Bras (visitor 2006): now at Hovione FarmaCiencia