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Fabian Theis (b. 1976) conducts research in the field of computational biology. The main focus of his work is the application of machine learning methods to biological questions, in particular as a means of modeling cell heterogeneities on the basis of single cell analyses and also of integrating “omics” data into systems medicine approaches.

Professor Theis received PhD degrees in physics and computer science in 2002 and 2003 respectively. After working as a postdoc in Regensburg, Tokyo and Tallahassee, he took up a position as Bernstein Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Göttingen. He then joined the German Research Center for Environmental Health, Helmholtz Zentrum München, where he was a group leader at the Institute for Bioinformatics and Systems Biology for six years. In 2009 he was became an Associate Professor at the Chair of Applied Mathematics, TUM. Since 2013 he has been a Full Professor of biomathematics at TUM, where he holds the Chair of Mathematical Modeling of Biological Systems, and director of the Institute of Computational Biology at the Helmholtz Zentrum München.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy


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