I am an Associate Professor (“Docent” in the Swedish academic system) and group leader for the Clinical Transcriptomics research group at the Department of Biosciences and Nutrition at Karolinska Institutet. My educational background is in Chemistry (Masters in 2000 at Technical University Berlin) and Bioinformatics (PhD in 2004 at Max-Planck-Institute in Golm). I spent two years as postdoc with Erik Sonnhammer at Karolinska Institutet 2004-2006 after which I went to work with Yoshihide Hayashizaki at RIKEN Yokohama. In 2007 I became Team Leader at RIKEN Omics Science Center (OSC) and was also leading the Bioinformatics Core Facility at RIKEN OSC as Facility Director since 2008. In 2012, I moved back to Karolinska Institutet to lead the Clinical Transcriptomics research group to improve the understanding of gene regulation underlying diseases.