The Team

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Prof. Ines Thiele

Principal Investigator

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Dr. Ines Thiele is a Personal Professor at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Her research interests include the diet-gut-brain-axis in neurodegenerative diseases.

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Dr. Almut Heinken

Research Fellow

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Dr. Almut Heinken research focuses on applying constraint-based modelling to investigate the emergent properties of human gut microbiomes.

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Dr. Cyrille Thinnes

Engagement Manager and Research Fellow

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Dr. Cyrille Thinnes cultivates the Virtual Metabolic Human business case, integrating the technology, outreach, and organizational capabilities for enhancing user experience.

Dr. Bronson Weston

Postdoctoral fellow

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Dr. Bronson Weston has a background in systems biology and chemical engineering. His research focuses on the development of algorithms that identify dietary components influencing the production of key host metabolites.

Filippo Martinelli

PhD Student

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Filippo obtained his Master's degree in pharmaceutical chemistry with a thesis focused on doping analysis. His research interests include the application of constraint-based models to investigate diet-drugs-microbiota-host interactions.

Timothy O. Hulshof

Research assistant

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Timothy obtained his Master's degree in bioinformatics from the University College Cork, Ireland. His work includes enabling the large-scale integration of metagenomic data with microbiome-level metabolic models. 

Tim Hensen

Master student

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Tim is a master student in systems biology from Maastricht University. He is interested in applying constrained-based modelling techniques to better understand the role of gut microbes in neurodegenerative diseases

Joe Desbonnet

Computer scientist

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Marcus Hogan

Research Assistant

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Marcus obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from the NUI, Galway. His research includes the acquisition of metagenomic and metabolic data for constraint-based modelling of gut microbes.

Previous team members

Dr. Johannes Hertel - Research fellow, now Junior Professor, University of Greifswald, Germany

Dr. Dmitry A. Ravcheev - Research fellow

Arianna Basile - Visiting PhD student

David Sharkey - Research assistant