Principal Investigator

Christoph Bock

Christoph Bock is Principal Investigator at the CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and Professor of [Bio]Medical Informatics at the Medical University of Vienna. His research combines experimental biology (high-throughput sequencing, epigenetics, CRISPR screening, synthetic biology) with computational methods (bioinformatics, machine learning, artificial intelligence) – for cancer, immunology, and precision medicine. 

  

Before coming to Vienna, he was a postdoc at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard (2008-2011), and a PhD student at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics (2004-2008). Christoph is also scientific coordinator of the Biomedical Sequencing Facility of CeMM and MedUni Vienna, informatics group leader at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases (LBI-RUD), and fellow of the European Lab for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS). 

  

Christoph is an elected member of the Young Academy of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, recipient of several research awards including the Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society (2009), an ERC Starting Grant (2016-2021), an ERC Consolidator Grant (2021-2026), and the Overton Prize of the International Society for Computational Biology (2017), and co-founder of Aelian Biotechnology, a Vienna-based biotech company that develops and applies single-cell methods for drug discovery.

Lab Members

We are an ambitious and diverse team of experimental and
computational researchers from across the world.

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Michelle Chan

Research Technician

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Maria Guarini

Research Technician

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Sabrina Ladstätter

Senior Postdoctoral Fellow & Scientific Project Manager

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Francesco Piras

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Rob ter Horst

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Paul Datlinger

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Hana Imrichova

Postdoctoral Fellow (joint with Georg Winter Lab)

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Wentao Li

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Stephan Reichl

Predoctoral Fellow

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Peter Traxler

Predoctoral Fellow

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Lukas Folkman

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Mustapha Jaiteh

Predoctoral Fellow

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Amelie Nemc

Technical Assistant

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Daria Romanovskaia

Predoctoral Fellow

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Fangwen Zhao

Predoctoral Fellow

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Michaela Gruber

Physician-Scientist (Guest)

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Thomas Krausgruber

Senior Postdoctoral Fellow

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Eugenia Pankevich

Predoctoral Fellow

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Peter Stepper

Postdoctoral Fellow

 

Lab Alumni

We are grateful to and proud of the lab’s former PhD students and postdocs,
who have moved on to successful scientific careers.

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Matthias Farlik

Principal Investigator

Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Vienna

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André Rendeiro

Postdoctoral Associate

Inst. for Computational Biomedicine, Weill Cornell Medicine

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Nikolaus Fortelny

Assistant Professor

University of Salzburg

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Christian Schmidl

Group Leader

Regensburg Center for Interventional Immunology

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Florian Halbritter

Principal Investigator

St. Anna Children’s Cancer Research Institute (CCRI)

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Nathan Sheffield

Assistant Professor

University of Virginia

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Johanna Klughammer

Postdoctoral Fellow

Regev Lab, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard