Core Team

  • Niko studied Informatics and Molecular Biology in Vienna. For his PhD, he did research on semantic web technolgies, before he switched to bioinformatics. Between 2014 and 2016 he worked as a senior post-doc at the University of Oxford’s Wellcome Trust Institute for Human Genetics. Currently, he works at CCRI, Vienna where he investigates rare childhood diseases using bioinformatics. His research interests include: method development in bioinformatics, translational genomics, application and development of semantic web technologies and decentralised computing.

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

Scientific Associates

  • Mariangela studied Neuroscience in Pisa (Italy) before moving to Oxford for her PhD. She’s currently working as a postdoctoral researcher, studying learning and memory in the cerebral cortex, the evolutionary most recent area of the mammalian brain. She’s in love with the cortex because its networks of cells are what ultimately makes us humans, and because much about it is still mysterious. She’s interested in telling everyone how cool the brain is, in finding out new ways to make scientists from different disciplines work together, and in making science more approachable and fascinating for the general public.

    • Unfortunately, no publications are linked to Mariangela Panniello 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.
  • 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.
  • Roberto studied as a mechanical engineer in Florence where he fell in love with fluid dynamics. While there he has worked on vertical axis wind turbines and aeroacoustics of airplane engines before discovering multidisciplinary optimization systems. During his DPhil at Oxford University he studied, using computational fluid dynamics, the coupling between aerodynamics and heat transfer in high pressure turbines. He is now working as a senior research engineer at von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics on optimization systems for the design of airplane engines. His research interests include: optimization algorithms, machine learning, computational modeling of turbomachinery flows, conjugate heat transfer

    • Unfortunately, no publications are linked to Roberto Maffulli 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.
  • Tobias studies Chemistry for the Life Sciences at the Zurich University of Applied Science in Wädenswil. He is currently working on his master thesis building a new 3D printing platform for the creation of nanostructured porous materials. His interests lie in the exploration of materials on a nansoscale using AFM and SEM as well as the creation of macroscopic structures by fused filament fabrication 3D printing.

    • Unfortunately, no publications are linked to Tobias Burger 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.