Computational Biomedicine Group

Francesca Finotello

Group Leader

Research interests: computational analysis of multi-omics data to inform precision and personalized medicine

Markus Ausserhofer

PhD student

Research project: Computational prediction of non-canonical neoantigens in colorectal cancer (co-supervisor: Zlatko Trajanoski, Medical University of Innsbruck)

Lorenzo Merotto

PhD student

Research project: Benchmarking of cell-type deconvolution methods for nonhuman bulk transcriptomics (co-supervisor: Frank Edenhofer, University of Innsbruck)

Franziska Chiara Hörburger

Master's student

Research project: Computational analysis of spatial transcriptomics data to investigate cell-cell colocalization patterns in the tumor microenvironment (co-supervisor: Frank Edenhofer, University of Innsbruck)

Manuel Fiegl

Master's student

Research project: Molecular genetic role of innate system mediated TLR3 signalling in zebrafish cardiac regeneration and proliferation (co-supervisor: Dirk Meyer, University of Innsbruck)

Constantin Zackl

Student assistant

Research project: Implementation of an R-based interface to computational methods for cell-type deconvolution of spatial transcriptomics

Maria Zopoglou

Master's student

Research project: Computational characterization of tumor-immune cell niches in breast cancer via integration of single-cell and spatial transcriptomics data

Bernhard Eder

Master's student

Research project: Hierarchical deconvolution of bulk transcriptomics (co-supervisor: Philipp Zech, University of Innsbruck)


  • Max de Rooij: Mathematical modelling of T cell phenotype polarization (Master's student; co-supervisor: Federica Eduati, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands)
  • Silvia Cremon: Computational deconvolution of tumor cellular composition from spatial transcriptomics data (Master's student; co-supervisor: Enrico Lavezzo, University of Padova, Italy)