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)

Irene Rigato

PhD student

Research project: Computational analysis of cancer multiomics data to investigate B-cell malignant transformation

Constantin Zackl

Master's student and 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 and Student Assistant

Research project: Computational analysis of single-cell RNA sequencing data to quantify dynamic changes in cancer cell regulatory networks during treatment

Bernhard Eder

Student Assistant

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

Christina Schwaiger

Master's student

Research project: Deep learning-based augmentation of spatial transcriptomics (co-supervisor: Antonio Rodríguez-Sánchez, University of Innsbruck)

Felix Petschko

Master's student

Research project: Optimizing speed and scalability of immune cell clonotype clustering for large-scale datasets (co-supervisor: Antonio Rodríguez-Sánchez, University of Innsbruck)

Katharina Huber

Master's student

Research project: Investigating the determinants of T-cell expansion in glioblastoma via single-cell RNA sequencing analysis

Katharina Schuler

Lab Rotation student

Research project: Multi-level cell-type deconvolution of the tumor microenvironment

Luc Wirion

Bachelor's student

Research project: Improving cell-type deconvolution by leveraging multiple single-cell atlases

Mario Kanetscheider

Bachelor's student

Research project: Implementation of a Python-based pipeline for the analysis of single-cell B-cell receptor repertoires (co-supervisor: Mira Mutschlechner, MCI Innsbruck)


  • Franziska Chiara Hörburger: Computational analysis of spatial transcriptomics data to investigate cell-cell colocalization patterns in the tumor microenvironment (Master's student; co-supervisor: Frank Edenhofer, University of Innsbruck)
  • Tobias Ganzenhuber: Improving sequence clustering scalability for adaptive immune cell repertoire analysis (Bachelor's student; co-supervisor: Antonio Rodríguez-Sánchez, University of Innsbruck)
  • Maria Clara Staropoli: Prediction of drug response from tumor RNA sequencing data (Erasmus student; co-supervisor: Chiara Romualdi, University of Padova, Italy)
  • Arianna Zuanazzi: Curation of a single-cell RNA-sequencing atlas of breast cancer (Erasmus student; co-supervisor: Barbara Di Camillo, University of Padova, Italy)
  • Manuel Fiegl: Molecular genetic role of innate system mediated TLR3 signalling in zebrafish cardiac regeneration and proliferation (Master's student; co-supervisor: Dirk Meyer, 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)