Aug 2021Deputy DirectorComputational Biology Unit, Department of Informatics, University of Bergen
Aug 2018ProfessorComputational Biology Unit, Department of Informatics, University of Bergen
Aug 2016Jul 2018ReaderThe Roslin Institute, The University of Edinburgh
May 2012Jul 2016Group Leader (Tenured)The Roslin Institute, The University of Edinburgh
Sep 2010Apr 2012Group LeaderFreiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Freiburg
Jan 2010Aug 2010Expert ScientistBioinformatics & Systems Biology, VIB
Oct 2007Dec 2009Senior ResearcherBioinformatics & Systems Biology, VIB
Oct 2004Sep 2007FWO Postdoc FellowBioinformatics & Systems Biology, VIB
Oct 2002Sep 2004FWO Postdoc FellowInstitute for Theoretical Physics, KU Leuven
Oct 2001Sep 2002FWO Postdoc FellowDepartment of Mathematics, UC Davis


Doctor in Sciences (PhD)Apr 2001KU LeuvenFWO Scholarship at the Institute for Theoretical Physics
Master in PhysicsJul 1997KU Leuven


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Research funding


  • 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- ).
  • Editorial board member for Scientific Reports (2015-2018).
  • Chair of the organising committee for the CEDAS Conference 2021.
  • Organiser of the ECCB 2016 Workshop on Network Inference: New Methods and New Data.
  • Programme Committee member for ISMB 2022, ISMB/ECCB 2021, ISMB 2020, ISMB/ECCB 2019, ECCB 2016.
  • Special Session organiser at CIBB 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 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 Ksenia Lavrichenko (University of Bergen, 2021).
  • Member, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies Postgraduate Studies Committee (2015-2018).


TRACE seminarCausal inference in drug discovery2022
BBB SeminarFrom descriptive to predictive biology: learning causes and effects from multi-omics data2021
NORBIS Summer School 2021Network and pathway reconstruction using causal inference2021
NORBIS Course Genomics for Precision MedicineNetwork and pathway reconstruction using causal inference2021
EMBL-EBI Industry Programme Workshop on "Network Reconstructions From Multi-Level Data"From genotype to phenotype using causal network inference2021
Digital Life Norway - Digital Frokost SeminarIntelligent systems for disease risk prediction2021
Workshop on causal inference in complex marine ecosystemsCausal inference in systems genetics2019
NORBIS Transcriptomics CourseNetwork inference using transcriptomic data2019
Regulatory epigenomics: From large data to useful modelsCausal gene regulatory network inference2019
Challenges within and between omics data integrationCausal inference in systems biology and genetics2018
UiB Department of Global Public Health and Primary CareCausal inference in systems genetics2018
Bioinformatics in BergenCausal inference in systems biology and genetics2018
Mendelian Randomization ConferenceEfficient and accurate causal inference with hidden confounders from genome-transcriptome variation data.2017
ECCB 2016, Highlight presentationCross-tissue regulatory gene networks in coronary artery disease.2016
Department of Large Animal Sciences, University of CopenhagenCausal inference of gene regulatory interactions from systems genetics data.2016
Workshop “Computational Biology of Aging”, The Leibniz Institute on Aging – Fritz Lipmann InstituteReverse-engineering and control of gene regulatory networks.2016
Bioinformatics Workshop, Veterinary Vaccinology NetworkIntegrated analyses of host and parasite transcriptomes.2016
Department of Biostatistics, University of OsloReverse- engineering and control of gene regulatory networks.2015
Network of Networks Meeting, University of EdinburghInteracting networks.2015
Department of Informatics, University of BergenReverse-engineering and control of gene regulatory networks.2015
Seventh Annual RECOMB/ISCB Conference on Regulatory and Systems Genomics, Accepted paper presentationMulti-species network infer- ence improves gene regulatory network reconstruction for early embryonic development in Drosophila.2014
Cardiovascular Genomics Retreat, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiThe computational secrets behind the STAGE and STARNET data analyses.2014
Department of Veterinary Clinical and Animal Sciences, University of CopenhagenGene regulatory network reconstruction: methods and applications.2014
5th Edinburgh Bioinformatics Meeting, University of EdinburghGene regulatory network reconstruction: methods and applications.2014
Kolkata International Conference on Systems Biology, Saha Institute of Nuclear PhysicsInterdependent networks from genome-scale data with applications to complex disease genetics.2013
Meeting of the Edinburgh Alliance for Complex Trait Genetics, University of EdinburghExploring the genetics of coronary heart disease using gene expression profiling.2012
From Phenotypes to Pathways, University of CambridgeChalk talk.2012
Young PI Retreat, Bad Sulzburg, Germany2012
Computational Biology Seminar, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research InstituteModelling in systems genetics: computational approaches for discovering disease networks.2012

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