From To Position Place
Aug 2021 Deputy Director Computational Biology Unit, Department of Informatics, University of Bergen
Aug 2018 Professor Computational Biology Unit, Department of Informatics, University of Bergen
Aug 2016 Jul 2018 Reader The Roslin Institute, The University of Edinburgh
May 2012 Jul 2016 Group Leader (Tenured) The Roslin Institute, The University of Edinburgh
Sep 2010 Apr 2012 Group Leader Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Freiburg
Jan 2010 Aug 2010 Expert Scientist Bioinformatics & Systems Biology, VIB
Oct 2007 Dec 2009 Senior Researcher Bioinformatics & Systems Biology, VIB
Oct 2004 Sep 2007 FWO Postdoc Fellow Bioinformatics & Systems Biology, VIB
Oct 2002 Sep 2004 FWO Postdoc Fellow Institute for Theoretical Physics, KU Leuven
Oct 2001 Sep 2002 FWO Postdoc Fellow Department of Mathematics, UC Davis


Degree Date Institution Other information
Doctor in Sciences (PhD) Apr 2001 KU Leuven FWO Scholarship at the Institute for Theoretical Physics
Master in Physics Jul 1997 KU Leuven


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Research funding

Project Funder Role Period
Combining cutting edge technologies for target discovery in brain tumors Helse Bergen HF Co-I 2024 - 2026
Multiomics-based risk stratification of atherosclerotic cardiovascuLar disease EIC Co-I 2023 - 2027
New technologies for target discovery in neuropsychiatric disorders NFR Co-I 2022 - 2027
5a-Reductases: Mapping pathways of Metabolic Disease UKRI Co-I 2022 - 2026
Intelligent systems for personalized and precise risk prediction and diagnosis of non-communicable diseases NFR PI 2021 - 2024
Cortisol-responsive gene networks in cardiovascular disease UKRI PI 2017 - 2021
Tissue-specific consequences of genetic variation influencing plasma cortisol: an eQTL approach Edinburgh BHF Centre of Research Excellence (BHF CoRE) Co-I 2016 - 2017
Towards diagnostics and therapies of molecular subcategories of CAD patients NIH Co-I 2016 - 2019
Scalable causal gene network inference via genetic node ordering UKRI PI 2015 - 2017
Systems biology of host-parasite interactions in trypanosome infections EASTBIO-DTP PI 2014 - 2018
A systems approach to unravel host response processes and host parasite interactions in trypanosome infections Roslin Institute PI 2013
Structure and evolution of functional modules in gene regulatory networks UKRI PI 2012 - 2015
Roslin Institute Strategic Programme 1: Analysis and prediction in complex animal systems UKRI Co-I 2015 - 2017
Start-up grant Roslin Institute PI 2012
ReelinSys - Systems biology of Reelin-associated neuropsychiatric disorders BMBF Co-I 2012
Proteolytic signatures of breast cancer metastases FRIAS PI 2011 - 2012
Mathematical modelling of disease-perturbed networks using genome-scale data FRIAS PI 2010 - 2012


Role Period
Member of the FWO Expert Panel 2019 - 2022
Member of the Pool of Experts - Bioinformatics for the BBSRC 2018 - 2021
Appointed Foreign Expert for the election and promotion of Faculty members, Ministry for Education, Greece 2017 -
Specialty Chief Editor for Frontiers in Endocrinology - Systems Endocrinology 2019 - 2023
Editorial board member for Scientific Reports 2015 - 2018
Chair of the organising committee for the 1st CEDAS Conference 2021
Organiser of the ECCB 2016 Workshop on Network Inference: New Methods and New Data 2016
Programme Committee member for ISMB/ECCB 2023, ISMB 2022, ISMB/ECCB 2021, ISMB 2020, ISMB/ECCB 2019, ECCB 2016 2016 -
Special Session organiser at CIBB 2015 2015
Journal reviewer for Advances in Bioinformatics, Bioinformatics, BMC Bioinformatics, BMC Genomics, BMC Systems Biology, Cell Genomics, Cell Reports, Cell Reports Methods, Computational Biology and Chemistry, Current Proteomics, Epigenomics, EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, Gene, Genetics, Genome Biology, Genome Medicine, Journal of Mathematical Physics, Molecular BioSystems, Molecular Omics, Nature Communications, Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, Nucleic Acids Research, Pattern Recognition, PeerJ, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Genetics, PLOS One, Proceedings of the IEEE, Royal Society Open Science, Scientific Reports
Grant reviewer for Agence Nationale de la Recherche (France), Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (UK), Icelandic Research Fund, Medical Research Council (UK), National Science Foundation (USA), Nederlandse Wetenschaps Organisatie (NWO, The Netherlands), Research Foundation Flanders (FWO, Belgium), Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF, Switzerland)
Consultant for Clinical Gene Networks AB
External examiner for the PhD theses of Kari Nousiainen (Aalto University, 2023) Lisette Kogelman (University of Copenhagen, 2016), Sofie Demeyer (Ghent University, 2013), Peyman Zarrineh (KU Leuven, 2011), Riet De Smet (KU Leuven, 2010), Tim Van den Bulcke (KU Leuven, 2009)
Internal examiner for the PhD theses of Pierre Gillot (University of Bergen, 2023), Ksenia Lavrichenko (University of Bergen, 2021)
Member, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies Postgraduate Studies Committee 2015 - 2018