Current Members

Peer Bork, PhD
Director of EMBL Heidelberg

Joined Jan 1994

Sina-Victoria Barysch, PhD
Project Manager

Shared with Zeller Team
Joined Jan 2020

Anthony Noel Fullam, PhD
Bioinformatics Software Engineer

Joined May 2019

Mariam Hassan
Metadata curator

Joined Sep 2022

Diënty Hendrina Maria Johanna Hazenbrink, MSc
Research Technician

Joined Nov 2019

Anandhi Iyappan, PhD
Data & Metadata Standards Officer

Joined Apr 2021

Marisa Isabell Keller, MSc
PhD candidate

Joined Apr 2020

Supriya Khedkar, PhD

Joined Nov 2017

Chan Yeong Kim, PhD

Joined Mar 2022

Michael Kuhn, PhD
Research Staff Scientist & Research Coordinator

Joined May 2016

Ivica Letunic, PhD
Visiting Scientist

Joined Oct 2014

Anna Mankowski, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Joined Jan 2022

Federico Marotta, MSc
PhD candidate

Joined May 2021

Suguru Nishijima, PhD

Joined Jan 2019

Kasimir Noack
Metadata curator

Joined Sep 2022

Askarbek Orakov, MSc
PhD candidate

Joined Sep 2019

Daniel Podlesny, PhD

Joined Apr 2022

Jonas Richter, MSc
PhD student

Joined Oct 2022

Shahriyar Mahdi Robbani, MSc
Bioinformatics Software Engineer

Joined Apr 2022

Santhust, PhD
Bioinformatician: Biological data and Network analysis

Joined May 2022

Thomas Sebastian Schmidt, PhD

Joined Sep 2016

Christian Schudoma, PhD
Bioinformatics Cloud & Workflows Engineer

Joined Jul 2020

Sarah Schulz, MSc
Microbiological Standards Officer

Joined Mar 2022

Kiley West Seitz, PhD

Joined Jun 2019

Joseph Christian Somody, MSc
PhD candidate

Joined Aug 2018

Suvi Turunen

Joined Oct 2021

Lucas Ustick, PhD

Joined Jul 2022

Thea Van Rossum, PhD

Joined Nov 2017

Moritz von Stetten

Joined Oct 2021

Yan P. Yuan, PhD
Bioinformatics Lab Manager

Joined Jan 1996

Zhe Zhao
Visitor, Predoctoral Fellow

Joined Mar 2021

Josipa Bilic Zimmermann, PhD
Planetary Biology Program Manager

Joined Sep 2020


Alice Groudko (Visitor from Jan 2022 to Aug 2022) now Bachelor student in Edinburg
Ela Cetin (Curator from Oct 2021 to Jul 2022)
Bianca Maria Dibari (Project management from Oct 2020 to Oct 2021)
Ivan Kel (MD student from Nov 2019 to Nov 2020) now Medical doctor
Leonie Thomas (Metadata curator from Oct 2019 to Nov 2021)
Roman Thielemann (Metadata curator, Master student from Oct 2019 to Sep 2021) now PhD student at Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research
Sander Wuyts (PostDoc from Sep 2019 to Sep 2021) now CEO at ImmuneWatch, Antwerp, Belgium
Christopher Lance (Visitor from Sep 2019 to Sep 2020) now PhD student at Helmholtz Zentrum München
Maria Zimmermann-Kogadeeva (PostDoc from Aug 2019 to Oct 2021) now Group Leader, Genome Biology Unit, EMBL
Wasiu Akanni (Technical position from Mar 2019 to Mar 2022)
Askarbek Orakov (Visitor from Jan 2019 to Sep 2019)
Ulrike Trojahn (Project Manager from May 2018 to Jun 2020) now Administrator at Max-Planck-Institute of Biophysics
Sarela Garcia Santamarina (PostDoc (EMBL Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowships) from May 2018 to Sep 2021) now Research associate at ITQB-Nova, Oeiras, Portugal
Pernile Myers (Visitor from Apr 2018 to Jan 2019) now Senior Bioinformatician at Clinical Microbiomics
Tobias Wenzel (PostDoc from Mar 2018 to Oct 2020) now Assistant Professor at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Anna Schwarz (Visitor from Mar 2018 to Aug 2018) now Consultant Data Science bei Five1 GmbH & Co. KG
Matthew Chaib (Visitor (Erasmus) from Sep 2017 to Jul 2018)
Esther Molina Montes (Visitor from Sep 2017 to Dec 2017)
Mechthild Luetge (Visitor from Sep 2017 to May 2018) now PhD student at Kantonsspital St Gallen
Pamela Ferretti (26th PhD student from Sep 2017 to Jul 2022)
Kristina Kastano (Visitor from Mar 2017 to Sep 2017) now PhD student at University of Mainz, CBDM
Alejandro Andres Murillo Cordova (PostDoc from Feb 2017 to Dec 2020) now Science communication coordinator - Project MACH-SATREPS Fisheries Development Institute - Chile
Lucas Moitinho e Silva (PostDoc from Feb 2017 to Feb 2019) now Scientist at University of Kiel, IKMB
Anna Maria Glazek (Senior Bioinformatics Officer from Nov 2016 to Nov 2018) now Software engineer at VEEVA Systems
Oleksandr Maistrenko (25th PhD student from Aug 2016 to Jul 2021) now PostDoc at NIOS, NL
Catarina Caroline de Sales e Santos Loureiro (Visitor from May 2016 to Nov 2016) now PhD student at University of Wageningen
Francis Kirigin (Visitor from Apr 2016 to Aug 2016)
Ece Kartal (24th PhD student from Mar 2016 to Mar 2021) now PostDoc in Saez Lab at University Heidelberg
Robin Erich Muench (Visitor from Feb 2016 to Mar 2017)
Katri Korpela (Visitor from Jan 2016 to Jan 2018) now Researcher at University of Helsinki
Yuanyue Li (PostDoc from Dec 2015 to Apr 2019) now PostDoc at UC Davis, Fiehn Lab
Renato Alves (23rd PhD student from Sep 2015 to Jan 2020) now Bio-IT Project & Community Manager at EMBL
Anna Pryszlak (PostDoc from Jan 2015 to May 2018) now Head of Screening at VERAXA Biotech GmbH
Jessica Oberheim (PhD student from Oct 2014 to Apr 2016)
Daniela Chenkova (Administration from Oct 2014 to Oct 2021)
Natalie Romanov (22nd PhD student from Sep 2014 to Mar 2019) now Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Max Planck Institute of Biophysics
Benjamin Lang (PostDoc (EMBL Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowships) from May 2014 to Jul 2017) now Senior Bioinformatics Research Scientist in Madan Babu's Group at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Marja Driessen (PostDoc from Feb 2014 to Sep 2017)
Mihaela Pruteanu (PostDoc (EMBL Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowships) from Jan 2014 to Jun 2016) now Science coordinatior and manager
Jaime Huerta Cepas (PostDoc from Jan 2014 to Jul 2018) now Group leader at CBGP (UPM-INIA), Madrid, Spain
Falk Hildebrand (PostDoc from Jan 2014 to Jan 2019) now Research leader at Quadram Institute, Norwich, UK
Matthew Hayward (PostDoc from Jan 2014 to Jun 2017) now PostDoc at MGH, Harward
Luis Pedro Coelho (PostDoc from Apr 2013 to Jul 2018) now PI at Fudan University
Melanie Tramontano/Schmid (PostDoc (EMBL Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowships) from Feb 2013 to Oct 2017) now Biosafety officer at DKFZ
Luca Parca (Scientist, staff member or PostDoc from Jan 2013 to Jul 2016) now Researcher at Agenzia Spaziale Italiana
Stefanie Kandels (Scientific Operations Manager from Jan 2013 to Dec 2020) now Scientific Operations Manager at EMBL
Clemens Lakner (Technical position from Nov 2012 to Jan 2015) now Investment professional
Merche Castillo (Visitor from Nov 2012 to Oct 2013)
Luz Garcia-Alonso (Visitor from Sep 2012 to Apr 2013) now Senior Bioinformatician at Wellcome Sanger Institute
Paul Igor Costea (21st PhD student from Sep 2012 to Oct 2016) now Bioinformatician at BASF
Simone Li (20th PhD student from Aug 2012 to Nov 2017) now Researcher, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability
Marc Sitges (Visitor from Jan 2012 to Aug 2012) now Product Owner at Sanofi Digital
Sofia Forslund (PostDoc from Jan 2012 to May 2018) now Group leader at MDC, Berlin
Thomas K.C. Bock (Scientist, staff member or PostDoc from Jan 2012 to Jan 2016)
Bilgenur Baloglu (Visitor from Jan 2012 to Mar 2012)
Samy Deghou (19th PhD student from Oct 2011 to Aug 2015) now Software engineer at SAP
Anita Yvonne Voigt (18th PhD student from Feb 2011 to Jan 2016) now Associate Research Scientist at The Jackson Laboratory, Farmington, CT
Jens Roat Kultima (17th PhD student from Jan 2011 to Jan 2016) now Danish Competition and Consumer Agency; Bioinformatics and Economic Fraud Specialist
Ana Zhu (16th PhD student from Jul 2010 to Aug 2015) now PostDoc at Sanger Institute, UK
Shinichi Sunagawa (PostDoc & Staff Scientist from Jun 2010 to Jul 2016) now Professor at ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Xingming Zhao (PostDoc from May 2010 to Jan 2012) now Professor at Fudan University, Shanghai, China
Georg Zeller (PostDoc from Mar 2010 to Dec 2015)
Julien Tap (PostDoc from Mar 2010 to Jan 2013) now Research scientist INRAE
Siegfried Schloissnig (Bioinformatician from Feb 2010 to Feb 2013) now Computer Scientist, IMP Vienna
Lucas Browers (Visitor from Jan 2010 to Aug 2010)
Alison Waller (Scientist, staff member or PostDoc from Oct 2009 to Oct 2013) now Working at Brock University
Pablo Minguez Paniagua (PostDoc from Sep 2009 to Jan 2015) now PI & Head of Bioinformatics Unit, Madrid, Spain
Damien Devos (PostDoc from Jul 2009 to May 2012) now PI at Centro Andaluz de Biologia del Desarrollo CABD
Gabriel Fernandes (Visitor from Jun 2009 to Apr 2010) now Researcher at Centro de Pesquisas Rene Rachou, Brasil
Daniel Mende (15th PhD student from May 2009 to May 2014) now Asst. Professor at Amsterdam University Medical Center, University of Amsterdam
Tomas Larsson (PostDoc (EMBL Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowships) from Nov 2008 to Jan 2014) now Expert at NBIS, Uppsala University
Damian Szklarczyk (Visitor from Oct 2008 to Apr 2009) now Research associate at Institute of Molecular Life Sciences, University of Zurich
Murat Iskar (14th PhD student from Jul 2008 to Apr 2014) now PostDoc at FMI, Switzerland
Wei-Hua Chen (PostDoc from Jul 2008 to Jan 2014) now Professor at Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Sean Powell (Bioinformatician from Mar 2008 to Nov 2013) now Scientific Consultant at Genedata
Kalliopi Trachana (13th PhD student from Sep 2007 to Jul 2012) now Associate Director, Value Evidence Strategy, at Illumina
Takuji Yamada (PostDoc from Apr 2007 to Apr 2012) now Associate Prof. at Tokyo Institute of Technology
Vera van Noort (PostDoc & Staff Scientist from Apr 2007 to Oct 2013) now Professor for Computational Systems Biology, KU Leuven
Jean Mueller (PostDoc from Jan 2007 to Sep 2009) now Assistant Professor at IGBMC & Faculte de Medicine, Universityof Strasbourg, France
Mani Arumugam (12th PhD student from Sep 2006 to Aug 2012) now Associate Professor, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen
Michelle Chan (Visitor from May 2006 to Jan 2007)
Amoolya Singh (PostDoc from Mar 2006 to Jan 2009) now SVP Data Science and CSO at GRAIL
Samuel Chaffron (Visitor from Mar 2006 to Oct 2006) now Computational biologist at CNRS
Michael Kuhn (11th PhD student from Sep 2005 to Jul 2009)
Christopher Creevey (PostDoc from Sep 2005 to Jan 2009) now Professor of Computational Biology, Queen's University Belfast
Jeroen Raes (PostDoc from May 2005 to Sep 2009) now Vice director, VIB Center for Microbiology
Martin Lercher (Visitor from Sep 2004 to Oct 2006) now Professor at CEPLAS & Institute for Bioinformatics Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Konrad Foerstner (10th PhD student from Sep 2004 to Dec 2008) now Professor at ZBMED & TH Kön
Ivica Letunic (PostDoc from Jul 2004 to Oct 2014)
Markus Krupp (Visitor from Jul 2004 to Feb 2005) now Applications-Manager Signal Detection, Merck Group
Roland Krause (Visitor from Jul 2004 to Mar 2005) now Research Scientist at Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine, University of Luxembourg
Florian Raible (PostDoc (EMBL Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowships) from Feb 2004 to Jul 2008) now Group Leader, Stem Cells, Regeneration and Developmental Plasticity, MFPL
Rossitza Ouzounova (Visitor from Jan 2004 to Oct 2004)
Sean Hooper (PostDoc from Oct 2003 to Feb 2007) now Data Platform Engineer at Altered Ltd
Eoghan Harrington (9th PhD student from Sep 2003 to Mar 2008) now Applications Bioinformatician at Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd
Monica Campillos (PostDoc from Sep 2003 to Jan 2010)
Tobias Doerks (Staff Scientist from Jul 2003 to Sep 2014)
Julien Lagarde (Visitor from May 2003 to Feb 2004) now Head of Bioinformatics, Flomics Biotech
Lars Juhl Jensen (PostDoc & Staff Scientist from Jan 2003 to Feb 2009) now Professor & Group Leader at The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research
Mathilde Foglierini (Visitor from Oct 2002 to Nov 2003) now Computational immunologist
Stephanie Boue (8th PhD student from Oct 2002 to Oct 2006)
Evgeny Zdobnov (PostDoc from Jan 2002 to Nov 2005) now Professor Department of Genetic Medicine and Development, University of Geneva Medical School
Christian von Mering (PostDoc & Staff Scientist from Sep 2001 to Aug 2006) now Professor at Department of Molecular Life Sciences, University of Zurich
Parantu Shah (7th PhD student from Aug 2001 to Jan 2006) now Associate Scientific Director, EMD Serono R&D
Jan Korbel (6th PhD student from Mar 2001 to Apr 2005) now Head of Data Science & Group Leader in the Genome Biology Unit, EMBL, Heidelberg.
Francesca D. Ciccarelli (PostDoc from Jan 2001 to Jul 2005) now Principal Group Leader at Crick Institute
Caroline Perez-Iratxeta (Scientist, staff member or PostDoc from Sep 2000 to Jun 2003)
Enrique Morett (Visitor from Jul 2000 to Sep 2000) now Investigador at Instituto de Biotechnologia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
David Torrents Arenales (PostDoc from Mar 2000 to Feb 2006) now Computational Genomics Group Manager, Barcelona Supercomputing Center
Nelly van der Jagt Gonzalez (Administration from Sep 1999 to Dec 2014)
Chris Ponting (Visitor from Aug 1999 to Sep 1999) now Professor & Head for Biomedical Genomics, University of Edinburgh
Steffen Schmidt (4th PhD student from Jul 1999 to May 2003) now Staff Scientist at University of Bayreuth
Mikita Suyama (PostDoc from Apr 1999 to Apr 2007) now Professor at Research Center for Systems Immunology, Medical Institute of Bioregulation, Kyusu University
Luis Sanchez (Visitor from Apr 1999 to Jul 1999) now Researcher at University of Edingburgh
Warren C. Lathe III (Scientist, staff member or PostDoc from Feb 1999 to Jan 2003) now Consultant
Berend Snel (3rd PhD student from Jan 1999 to May 2002) now Professor of Integrative Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Genomics Group, Utrecht University, NL
Richard Copley (Scientist, staff member or PostDoc from Nov 1998 to Jun 2002) now Team Leader at Laboratoire de Biologie du developpement
Miguel Andrade (Scientist, staff member or PostDoc from Jul 1998 to May 2003) now Professor at Universität Mainz
Shamil Sunyaev (Scientist, staff member or PostDoc from May 1998 to Aug 2002) now Professor at Harvard Medical School
Birgit Eisenhaber (Visitor from Oct 1997 to Jan 2002) now Senior Principal Investigator at Bioinformatics Institute, Singapore
Stefan Schuster (Scientist, staff member or PostDoc from Sep 1997 to Jul 1998) now Professor at Faculty of Biology and Pharmacy, Department of Bioinformatics, University of Jena, Germany
Thomas Dandekar (Scientist, staff member or PostDoc from Apr 1997 to Jan 2002) now Chair of Bioinformatics, Biocenter, University of Würzburg
Frank Milpetz (Technical position from Mar 1997 to Aug 1998)
Frank Eisenhaber (Scientist, staff member or PostDoc from Jan 1997 to Sep 1999) now Senior Principal Investigator at Bioinformatics Institute, Singapore
Yolande Diaz Lazcoz (Scientist, staff member or PostDoc from Dec 1996 to Mar 1998) now Research Teacher at Laboratoire de Mathématiques et Modélisation d'Évry, Université d'Évry Val d'Essonne
Martijn Huynen (Scientist, staff member or PostDoc from Nov 1996 to Sep 2001) now Professor at Radboud University Medical Centre, NL
Vladimir M. Morozov (Visitor from Aug 1996 to Apr 1997) now Researcher at Chemical Enzymology Division, Chemistry Department, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
Yudong Cai (Scientist, staff member or PostDoc from Aug 1996 to Apr 1998) now Professor and PI at Institute of Systems Biology, Shanghai University
Jianmei Lai (Technical position from Feb 1996 to Feb 1997) now IT Infrastructure Services Technology Senior Consultant bei SAP
Joerg Schultz (1st PhD student from Dec 1995 to Nov 2000) now Group Leader at the CCTB and Professor for Bioinformatics, Universität Würzburg
Hedvig Hegyi (Scientist, staff member or PostDoc from Oct 1995 to Oct 1997) now Group Leader of Masaryk University, CZ
Nigel Brown (Scientist, staff member or PostDoc from Sep 1995 to Nov 1996) now CEITEC, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
John Boyle (Scientist, staff member or PostDoc from Aug 1994 to Sep 1995) now Head of Information Science at Owlstone Medical