Dr. Josch K. Pauling

LipiTUM - Computational Systems Medicine on Lipids and Metabolism

The Team

My name is Evans Kataka. Starting from October 2019, I will join the Chair of Experimental Bioinformatics at TU Munich as a postdoctoral researcher. I will be working on both the SyMBoD and LipiTUM projects which have an emphasis on systems biomedicine. From 2015 until recently, I have been pursuing my PhD in Bioinformatics at the Chair of Genome Oriented Bioinformatics (TUM). Previously, I received my Master’s degrees in Bioinformatics from The University of Nairobi (Kenya) after a brief visiting scholarship position at The Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio) in Erich Grotewold’s Lab. Before that, I did my BSc in Biotechnology and Biochemistry at Kenyatta University (Kenya). During my Ph.D, I developed a novel method on how to use condition-specific protein-protein interaction networks in cancer to discover biomarkers at the multi-cancer, cancer-type and cancer sub-type levels.

My name is Tim Rose. I'm a PhD student in the LipiTUM group. I received my Bachelor's degree in Quantitative Biology in Düsseldorf, where I did my thesis on equilibrium behavior of the Pentose Phosphate Pathway. After that, I worked on a master's project in modeling of radiation response of cancer cells to obtain a M.Sc. degree in Biophysics. My research interests are analysis and modeling of multi-omics data, development of software tools for simulations/analysis and HPC. I think the utilization of multi-omics data is the key to infer the complexity of cells and get an understanding of how the different levels relate to each other and result in a specific phenotype. In my PhD project I work on data mining, analysis pipelines and the integration of lipidomics with other omics data.


My name is Nikolai Köhler. I'm a master student in Molecular Biotechnology at TUM with a special interest in bioinformatics and biochemical analytics. Through an internship at the University of Melbourne/Metabolomics Australia I gained practical experience in MS-based lipidomics analysis and the current computational and analytical challenges. I recently joined the group as a HiWi to participate in and contribute to ongoing collaborations and I will do a research project, in which I will develop a scoring method for spectrum matches for the LipiTUM platform.