Core Team

  • Niko holds a PhD in Computer Science and an MSc in Molecular Biology and currently work as a bioinformatician. Since 2011, he works with next-generation sequencing data, both working with researchers on challenging biological/medical projects as well as doing basic bioinformatics research and method development. During his time at the University of Oxford, he was involved in several large-scale, translational whole-genome sequencing projects. Working with huge datasets from cancer and rare diseases, made him appreciate the power of statistical and genomics approaches for addressing fundamental medical and biological questions. He has recently started to apply Deep Learning-based methods to such data in order to uncover hidden, complex patterns that might lead to biological insight.

    • Unfortunately, no publications are linked to Niko Popitsch at the moment.

Scientific Associates

  • Jacob is a computer scientist by training that has transitioned into bioinformatics, population genetics, and finally, statistical genomics. He started working in malaria genetics at the Sanger Institute (Cambridge) and followed this line of research by completing a Ph.D. in statistical genomics at University of Oxford. He works now at the Big Data Institute (Oxford), focusing on the evolution of drug resistance in malaria parasites. His broad research interests include genomics, personalized medicine, statistics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, complexity, networks and intelligent systems. He’s also very keen on applying quantitative methods to open data in order to address social problems.

    • Unfortunately, no publications are linked to Jacob Almagro-Garcia at the moment.
  • Josef studied chemistry in Graz. During his MSc-Thesis he conducted research on how to detect organic arsenic compounds using mass-spectrommety, before he started concentrating on the development of lab-on-a-chip technologies in the course of his PhD. His research interests include: the development of integrated analytical devices, and other forms of chemical sleuthing.

    • Unfortunately, no publications are linked to Josef Ehgarter at the moment.
  • Danai studied Molecular Biology and Genetics in Greece. She continued with her post-graduate studies at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands and unwilling to leave “bench-work”, she kept working as a researcher in various groups, including the Max Planck Institute in Nijmegen, the Netherlands and the University of Cambridge, UK. Fascinated by all fields of Science and constantly curious about breakthroughs in Biomedicine, she has been involved in research projects on microbiology, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, language genetics and oncology. She believes Inspiration is the key to progress and teamwork is the key to Inspiration.

    • Unfortunately, no publications are linked to Danai Dimitropoulou at the moment.
  • Sebastian studied medicine in Medellin (Colombia) before he went to Newcastle to study Genetics. He is now finishing his PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Oxford, where he focusses on the application of novel imaging techniques to study sensory processing in the brain. His research interests include: auditory neurosciencefunctional neurophysiology, and the development of novel methods to study neuronal circuits.

    • Unfortunately, no publications are linked to Sebastian Vasquez-Lopez at the moment.

Project Partner

  • Since 2008, Martin Dueller, Andreas Thaler and Simone Dueller have been working as theatre collective a.c.m.e,-. They’ve produced feature-length plays based on their own texts, play readings and performances, while cooperating closely with other protagonists of the theatre scene in Graz and Carinthia. Every two weeks, they produce a new episode of their a.c.m.e,-radiolab, which airs on Radio Agora and is available as a podcast.

    • Unfortunately, no publications are linked to a.c.m.e,- (aek:mi) at the moment.