Christoph Zechner – Co-Laureate of the 2012 SIB Best Swiss Bioinformatics Graduate Paper Award
Christoph Zechner received the award together with Jakob Ruess as co-author of the publication “Moment-based inference predicts bimodality in transient gene expression”. The paper was part of Christoph’s Graduate studies in the team of Heinz Koeppl at ETH Zurich.
Since 2017, Christoph is a Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics and the Center for Systems Biology in Dresden, Germany. His research focusses on the development of statistical approaches to study biological signal processing. To learn more about the different research projects in Christoph’s team, visit their group webpage and follow @zechnerlab on Twitter.
Any words for the future generation of bioinformaticians?
I would encourage scientists to expose themselves to new and unfamiliar territory every now and then. Sometimes, the best opportunities come when you don’t limit yourself to what you’re already familiar with. In my past, the most exciting projects came very unexpectedly.