I studied Engineering Cybernetics at the University of Stuttgart and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. After my graduation, I started my PhD studies in systems biology for which I received a Ph.D. degree in 2013. A few months later I became team leader at the Institute of Computational Biology at the Helmholtz Zentrum München. Since August 2015, I lead an independent junior research group at the Helmholtz Zentrum München.
My research focuses on the development of methods for the data-driven modeling of biological processes. These methods enable a model-based integration of different datasets, the critical assessment of available information, the comparison of different biological hypotheses and the tailored selection of future experiments.