Klaus-Tschira-Institute für Computational Cardiology Informatics for Life Github Google Scholar

Ärztlicher / Beruflicher Werdegang

seit 2018

Site Coordinator HiGHmed UK-HD
BMBF funded consortium HiGHmed (

seit 2015

W3 Stiftungsprofessur (Klaus Tschira Foundation)
Section of Bioinformatics and Computational Cardiology,
Klaus Tschira Institute for Integrative Computational Cardiology & Department of Internal Medicine III, University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany.

seit 2015

Principal investigator at the German Center for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK)

2013 – 2015

Head of Bioinformatics
Research Group ‘Computational RNA Biology & Ageing’
and Bioinformatics Core Facility Leader, MPI for Biology of Ageing, Cologne, Germany.

2009 – 2013

Scientific platform leader (Bioinformatics)
Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology, Max Delbrück Centre for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany

2005 – 2009

Bioinformatics Research Assistant
Evolutionary Biology Department, MPI for Developmental Biology, Tübingen, Germany

Wissenschaftlicher Werdegang

2001 – 2005

PhD in Bioinformatics
Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics and Free University Berlin, Germany
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Martin Vingron

2000 – 2001

MRes in Bioinformatics, University of York, United Kingdom

1994 – 2000

MSc in Technical Biology, University of Stuttgart, Germany



Stipend from Serono Biotech (now Merck) for MRes studies in York, UK.

2000 – 2001

Industrial stipend from Serono Pharmaceutical Research (now Merck), Geneva


Hugo Geiger Prize of the Bavarian Government for my work on an in vitro tissue system.



Research Network “EU-CardioRNA


Research Network “Epitran”


Research Network “Cardiolinc”


German Society of Cardiology (DGK)


International RNA Society


International Society for Computational Biology

Interessensgebiete/ Forschungsschwerpunkte

Computational RNA Biology & Bioinformatics

  • RNA modifications & editing
  • RNA splicing and 3’ emd formation
  • RNA localization, stability and translation
  • ncRNAs (lncRNAs and circular RNAs in particular)
  • RNA interactions

Data integration and dissemination

  • Systems cardiology by network level analysis
  • Personalized Medicine through OMICS data  
  • Web applications and databases

Data integration and dissemination

  • Systems cardiology by network level analysis
  • Personalized Medicine through OMICS data  
  • Web applications and databases


DE 2000-10062626 A: 20001215. In Vitro-Gewebetestsystem

Teaching acitvities and academic services

Regular lectures as part of BSc and MSc program in Bioinformatics at the Eberhardt Karls Universität Tübingen (2005-2009).

Gave lectures as part of Master program in Molecular Medicine at the Humboldt Universität Berlin (2010-2012),

Tutorials and introductory lectures for Biochemists at the Universität zu Köln (2014).

Since 2015, lecture activities at Heidelberg University (as part of HBIGS program) and at Medical Informatics Masters (joint MSc program with university of applied sciences Heilbronn).

Associate Editor for BMC Genomics

Manuscript review for Bioinformatics, Proteomics, Genome Research, Genome Biology, BMC Genomics, BMC Bioinformatics, Nature Communication, Nucleic Acids Research, PLOS One, Hypertension, Circulation, European Heart Journal, RNA Journal, etc.

Grant review for DFG - German Science Foundation, GIF German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development, FWO – Research Foundation Flanders, Wellcome Trust, BMBF