Senior Data Scientist

Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR), Novartis

Nov 2021 – Present Basel, Switzerland

Data Scientist

data42, Novartis

Feb 2021 – Oct 2021 Basel, Switzerland

Data Analyst / Bioinformatician


Sep 2019 – Jan 2021 Helsinki, Finland

Postdoctoral Researcher

EPFL - Fellay Lab

Sep 2018 – Aug 2019 Lausanne
Joint analysis of human and pathogen genomes for various infections.

PhD Student

Lausanne University Hospital - Statistical Genetics Group

Oct 2013 – Jun 2018 Lausanne
  • Improvement of summary statistics imputation.
  • Analysis of GWAS, -omics and epidemiological data.
  • Identification of genetic risk factors.
  • Validation of gene expression-trait associations using drugbank data.


University of Zurich - EBPI

Feb 2012 – Mar 2013 Zurich
  • Statistical consulting of medical staff and students.
  • Statistical analyses for various medical research groups.
  • Teaching assistant for course `Clinical Biostatistics’ for medical students.

Research Assistant

ZHAW - Institute of Data Analysis and Process Design

Mar 2009 – Jan 2012 Winterthur
  • Statistical modelling of health-, traffic- and consumer-related data.
  • Teaching assistance in statistics lectures.

Recent Posts

This blogpost is about applying a mental-wellbeing coping to constant “data analysis worrying”. From https://xkcd.com/1222/. Let’s …

I attended the last rOpenSci call on data repositories1 (recording) and below are my two cents on why storing on, and using data from …

Listening to a podcast keeps me focussed like nothing else, hence perfect for reflection and learning. Usually, I do some …

The 3+ days at useR!2019 in Toulouse were packed with great talks1 and good food - hence the amuse-bouches word play. Here are some R …

How to make a good poster Recipe Content Design This is a tutorial on how to make a scientific poster from scratch. It aims for …


Robust data analysis - an introduction to R

Course material for R introduction workshop held at Open science in practice summer school.

R-package ggGWAS

ggplot2 extension for visualising GWAS summary statistics.

R-package GWAS.utils

Helper functions when working with GWAS (summary) data.

Statistical Genetics Resources

Collection of resources needed in statistical genetics: data, readings, software.

Recent & Upcoming Talks