Molecular Systems Biology
Groningen Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology Institute, University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands
I got my Masters (University of Stuttgart) and PhD (RWTH Aachen University) in biochemical engineering. At some point, I realized that I was not so much interested in making things, but rather in how things work. Therefore, during my postdoc (ETH Zurich) I moved closer and closer to biology and at some point “mutated” into a biologist. Since 2009, I am professor of molecular systems biology (University of Groningen), where I try to contribute to unravel the fascinating biological puzzle – still frequently using the tools of engineers – which often gives us a competitive edge to our research.