Beerenwinkel, Niko, Prof. Dr.
Niko Beerenwinkel has been Associate Professor of Computational Biology at ETH Zurich since April 2013.
Niko Beerenwinkel studied mathematics, biology, and computer science in Bayreuth, Valladolid, Bonn, and Saarbrücken. He received his diploma degree in mathematics from the University of Bonn in 1999 and his PhD in computer science from Saarland University in 2004. His thesis was honored by the Max Planck Society with the Otto Hahn Medal. Upon graduation, he was awarded the prestigious Emmy Noether fellowship which he used to pursue postdoctoral research at UC Berkeley between 2004 and 2006. He was affiliated with the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics at Harvard University before joining ETH Zurich in 2007.
Niko Beerenwinkel's research is concerned with developing mathematical models of complex biosystems and efficient Algorithms for analyzing high-throuput molecular data. His interests range from mathematical foundations of biostatistical models to clinical applications. Current research topics include graphical models, molecular evolution, HIV drug resistance, somatic evolution of cancer, and ultra-deep sequencing of virus populations.
Autumn Semester 2017
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Niko Beerenwinkel was born in Düsseldorf, Germany. He studied mathematics, biology, and computer science, and received his Diploma degree in Mathematics from the University of Bonn in 1999 and his PhD in Computer Science from Saarland University in 2004. He was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California at Berkeley (2004-2006) and at Harvard University (2006-2007) before joining ETH Zurich as assistant professor of computational biology.
Niko Beerenwinkel's research is at the interface of mathematics, statistics, and computer science with biology and medicine. His interests range from mathematical foundations of biostatistical models to clinical applications. Current research topics include haplotype inference from ultra-deep sequencing data, somatic evolution of cancer, reconstruction of signaling pathways from RNAi screens, HIV drug resistance, graphical models, and algebraic statistics.
He has authored over 50 research articles in the areas of computational biology, bioinformatics, biostatistics, virology, and cancer biology. His honors include the Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society and the Emmy Noether Fellowship of the German National Science Foundation.