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Director of the institute

Jan Baumbach

​Professor, Dr. rer. nat.

Institute for Computational Systems Biology
University of Hamburg
Albert-Einstein-Ring 8-10
22761 Hamburg

Tel: +49-40-42838-7640

​E-mail: jan.baumbach[a.t_))


Short bio 

Jan Baumbach studied computer science at Bielefeld University in Germany. His research career started at Rothamsted Research in Harpenden (UK) where he worked on computational methods for the integration of molecular biology data. He returned to the Center for Biotechnology in Bielefeld for his PhD studies  where he developed CoryneRegNet. Afterwards, at the University of California at Berkeley, he worked in the Algorithms group of Richard Karp on Transitivity Clustering, a novel clustering framework for large-scale biomedical data sets. From March 2010, Jan was head of the Computational Systems Biology group at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken, Germany. In October 2012, he moved to the University of Southern Denmark as head of the Computational BioMedicine group. His research concentrated on systems and network biomedicine. He was study program coordinator of the Computational BioMedicine program from 2015 to 2017. In January 2018 he moved to the Technical University of Munich as chair of the Experimental Bioinformatics (ExBio), where he developed computational methods for systems medicine and novel federated AI approaches ensuring privacy by design. In January 2021, the lab relocated to the University of Hamburg where Jan Baumbach became director of the Institute for Computational Systems Biology (CoSy.Bio). In 2023, he was appointed a Humboldt Scout through the Henriette Herz-Scouting-Program.


​Computational Biology​

Systems Medicine

Network Medicine

Biomarker Discovery & Validation

Precision Medicine

Computational Biotechnology

Big Data Analytics

Machine Learning

Combinatorial Optimization

Privacy by Design

Education & work experience

Professor​ and Director of the Institute for Computational Systems Biology

from 2021

University of Hamburg, Germany

Professor​ and Chair of Experimental Bioinformatics

2018 - 2020

Technical University of Munich, Germany

Director of Information Technology Weihenstephan​

2018 - 2020

Technical University of Munich, Germany


2017 - present (part time since 2018)

University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Associate Professor​

2012 - 2017

University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Independent Research Group Leader

​2010 - 2012

Max Planck Institute for Informatics & Saarland University, Germany

Postdoctoral Fellow

2008 - 2010

Algorithms Group of Richard Karp, University of California at Berkeley, USA

PhD Student

2005 - 2008

Center for Biotechnology, Bielefeld University, Germany & University of California at San Francisco, USA

Undergraduate Studies

2000 - 2005

Bielefeld University, Germany & Rothamsted Research, UK

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