Posted on March 19, 2019
Meet our invited speaker Prof. Dr. Dr. Steve Hoffmann
Dr. Dr. Hoffmann is leader of the 'computational biology of aging' group at the Leibniz Institute on Aging and professor for 'computational biology' at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena.
We are very happy to have Prof. Dr. Dr. Hoffmann at our Summer School. His outstanding career is an inspiration for a lot of young researchers from different fields and he shows how helpful a background in medicine can be in bioinformatics.
While studying medicine at the Philipps-University Marburg, he finished in 2004 his first diploma in computer science. In 2005 he passed the state examination in medicine and directly started a masters course in bioinformatics at University Hamburg. Together with his M. Sc. in bioinformatics, he received his medical doctor in 2007 from the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf.
After moving to Leipzig and starting a group leader position at the Leipzig Research Center for Civilization Diseases, he also started working on his second doctorate in bioinformatics, which he finished in 2014. In 2017, he was appointed professor at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena and started his 'computational biology of aging' group at the Leibniz Institute on Aging.
In a bit more than one decade, he received two doctoral degrees, became a professor and headed two research groups. His over 60 publications in journals like Nature, Genome Research, PLoS, NAR, etc. had (and have) a strong impact in the research community and are regularly cited.