We are a hetereogeneous and dynamic team of scientists with a variety of different backgrounds in computer science, biology, physics, biotechnology, mathematics, medicine and more. We all share a common passion for computational biology and the analysis of complex data. Sounds like you?
Prof. Dr. Roland F. Schwarz
Computer scientist by training. Lover of formal grammars, Markov models and phylogenetic trees.
Quote: "What if it's a Markov chain?"
Biomathematician. Fond of single-cell data analysis and extrachromosomal DNA. Master of Journal Club.
Quote: "No, Roland, you cannot skip Journal Club."
Postdoc / Scientific Programmer
Dr. Adam Streck
Computer scientist by training. Modelling the world through cellular automata and stochastic processes. Gamer at heart, living the VR hype. Author of SMITH. Master of Technology.
Dr. Daniel Schütte
Medical doctor and computer scientist. Improving patient care through early detection and better stratification.
Medical student and computer scientist. Simulating cancer evolution and structural alterations.
Medical student. Investigating how selectional constraints shape cancer evolution.
Biologist and Bioinformatician by training. Interested in genomics and the co-evolution of genome and epigenome. Master of Events.
Dr. Cody Duncan
Physicist by training. Interested in simulation-building and stochastic processes. In-house Rugby League expert. Master of Technology Cologne.
Dr. Nathan Lee
Applied mathematician & computational biologist. Interested in cancer evolution, stochastic processes, and simulations of carcinogenesis.
Biotechnologist by training. Investigating chromosomal instability and chromatin architecture in cancer.
Biologist by training. Interested in single-cell cancer evolution and transcriptomics.
Postdoc / Scientific Coordinator
Dr. Laura Godfrey
Biologist by training. Interested in epigenetics and -genomics.
Additionally, scientific coordination, third party funding, web editor.
Dr. Tom Watkins
Physician by training. Chromosomal instability and somatic copy-number alterations.
From the Swanton lab, Francis Crick Institute, London.
Dr. Kerstin Haase
Bioinformatician by training. Interested in tumour heterogeneity and somatic copy-number alterations.
From the Jamal-Hanjani lab, Institute of Cancer Research, London.
Fierce winged unicorn. Destroyer of bugs. Defender of students. Do not mess with Quark.
Quote: "No, I'm not a pegacorn."
Life Science Engineer. Investigated how to improve subclone detection in tumour sequencing data.
Now Master student at EPFL Lausanne.
Former PhD Student
Dr. Maria Stella de Biase
Biotechnologist by training. Early detection and risk stratification of cancer. Heroine of gene regulation.
Former Master student
Victoria M. Dombrowe
Knower of Molecular Medicine, mapped the epigenome and its evolution.
Former PhD Student
Dr. Martin Burkert
Bioinformatician. Copy-number dosage effects in Neuroblastoma. Shared with AG Ohler, MDC-BIMSB, Berlin.
Now postdoc at the Waszak lab at NCMM, University of Oslo, Norway.