I am an in silico strain engineer at The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability at DTU, where I oversee the modeling part of the SIM1 group. Furthermore, I am involved in the iLoop2 project that brings together people from genome engineering, informatics, modeling, robotics, fermentation, screening, and analytics to develop an accelerated strain engineering process.

To support the data integration and modeling tasks in the iLoop, we are developing cameo3, a python tool that enables in silico strain design with genome-scale models of metabolism. It is based on the constraint-based modeling tool cobrapy and freely available on Github.

Before moving to Denmark, I worked as a postdoc in the Systems Biology Research Group at University of California, San Diego, developing the MASS Toolbox4, a kinetic and constraint-based modeling environment for metabolic systems. Before going to the US, I received a PhD in Bioinformatics from Jacobs University Bremen and a Biology diploma from Technische Universität Darmstadt in Germany.

My publications include work on network and constraint-based modeling approaches to metabolism and its regulation. A full track record of my academic activities can be found in my CV and Google Scholar.


1Sequencing, Informatics, and Modeling
2Iterative Cell Factory Development Loop
3Computer-Aided Metabolic Engineering and Optimization
4Mass-Action Stoichiometric Simulation Toolbox