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Lukas Folkman

Period in the lab: 

Role in the lab:

2018-07 to 2022-10

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Fellow

Griffith University

Lukas did his PhD studies at Griffith University, Australia, where he developed machine-learning methods to predict stability and functional changes caused by genomic variants. He continued his training as a postdoctoral fellow at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, in the Machine Learning & Computational Biology Lab. In 2018, he joined the Bock Lab to develop machine-learning methods applicable to single-cell RNA-seq data analysis, for which he received the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions postdoctoral fellowship. While at the Bock Lab, he further contributed to projects studying epigenetic-immunological interplay and developed graph neural networks approaches for virtual screening of small molecules. In November 2022, Lukas moved (back) to Griffith University, Australia, to devote his efforts to developing a deep learning approach to monitor marine wildlife.

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