Julia Bischof

Consolidated Researcher Details:

Sysmex Europe GmbH, Norderstedt, Germany
Dr. rer. nat.
Julia Bischof

Why this profession?

Even while attending school, I knew that I would like to do science. I was interested in both, the biology and also mathematics. So I started studying biomathematics at the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University of Greifswald. In special I was interested in analyzing biological issues in mathematics. In my bachelor thesis I worked on a pharmaceutical problem, where I looked for inhibitors for an enzyme that, in the end, could possibly prevent cancer, using different softwares and statistical methods. In the lab of Functional Genomics of Prof. Völker at the University of Greifswald I wrote my master thesis about proteomics of patients suffering from a special heart disease. I also gained experience in genomics and transcriptomics and since then omic’s analyses were one of my main interests. In 2014 I joined the group of Prof. Saleh Ibrahim to get my PhD. Since then I worked on GWA and QTL data and analyzed microbiomes of mice with different phenotypes. But one of my main projects is to statistically analyze the immune repertoire of patients suffering from inflammatory diseases.

Why RTG Genes, Environment and Inflammation?

The RTG “Genes, Environment and Inflammation” gives a great opportunity to work in a group of young scientists with different research backgrounds. During my studies I started working interdisciplinary to combine mathematics and biology and that’s what I would also like to do in my future. I hope we will benefit from each other’s knowledge and skills and I will get constructive feedback on my own projects from another point of view. The RTG provides a platform for interdisciplinary studies and helps to develop a better overall understanding of the whole research area.