Newly appointed: Junior Professor Dr. Andreas Dräger
Junior Professor of Computational Systems Biology of Infection and Antimicrobial-Resistant Pathogens (Faculty of Science)
Dr. Andreas Dräger (born 1980) was appointed Junior Professor of Computational Systems Biology of Infection and Antimicrobial-Resistant Pathogens at the Faculty of Science in May 2018. Since 2016, he has led a junior group at the Chair of Applied Bioinformatics at the Center for Bioinformatics (ZBIT) at the University of Tübingen.
Andreas Dräger studied bioinformatics at the Martin Luther University in Halle. During his studies, he completed research internships at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin, at the Leibniz Institute for Plant Biochemistry in Halle and the University of Illinois in Chicago (USA). His doctoral thesis on "Computational Modeling of Biochemical Networks," which he wrote at the Tübingen Chair of Cognitive Systems and the Keio University in Yokohama (Japan), was honored by the Faculty of Natural Sciences with the 2011 Ph.D. Award and a position as a junior research group leader at ZBIT. After two-year research stay at the University of California in San Diego (USA), he returned to the University of Tübingen. Here, he supplemented his teaching with lectures, tutorials, and internships in systems biology.
His research focuses on the question of how biological systems can be simulated in computers. For example, Andreas Dräger was involved in a project that, for the first time, shows all human cell metabolic processes three-dimensionally in computers. This enables a detailed understanding of drug intolerances or metabolic diseases, for example. He now wants to combine this human model with models of germs that are difficult to treat to understand the development of infections and discover new therapeutic approaches.Back