Hi, my name is Christian and I am german-born scientist currently living in Seattle. My primary areas of expertise are Microbial Systems Biology and Computational Biology, which means I am interested how all of the microbes, cells and molecules around and within us interact in order to form stable ecological systems and maintain you happy and healthy. In particular, I want to know what happens if those interactions are perturbed, for instance by disease. I strongly believe that we can leverage medical, biological, ecoogical, and environmental data to help us improve human health and to conserve our planet. However this will require an equitable, just, and diverse research community.
I love to learn new things and tinker and especially enjoy spending time with my partner and our dog. I also like to experiment and play around with different electronics. I enjoy sharing what I have learned and have taught many courses in academia and tech. If I am not doing any of that you will usually find me eating, cooking or baking.