Thies GehrmannPostdoctoral Researcher | Tel.: send mail
Thies obtained his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Heriot Watt University, Scotland. Afterwards, Thies moved to the Netherlands and started his Master's studies at Leiden University, in Leiden, The Netherlands, in collaboration with Delft University of Technology, in Delft, The Netherlands. There, he worked on applying Conditional Random Fields to the problem of protein function prediction. He obtained his Master's degree in 2012.
In November 2012, Thies started his PhD studies in the Delft Bioinformatics Lab, part of the Pattern Recognition and Bioinformatics group of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering Mathematics and Computer Science at TU Delft in Delft. His research project involved examining gene expression and regulation in two mushroom forming fungi. This project was in close collaboration with the Fungal Microbiology group at Utrecht University. The research project was funded by the Dutch Open Technology Program STW.
Following this, Thies worked for one year as a postdoctoral researcher at the Westerdijk Institute of Fungal Biodiversity at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) in Utrecht.
Since January 2018, Thies is working Molecular Epidemiology group at the Leiden University Medical Center, together with the Max Plank institute institute for Biological Ageing in Cologne, Germany, as a postdoctoral researcher on healthy human ageing. His focus is on variant prioritization in the Leiden Longevity Study, and expression changes due to lifestyle intervention in the Growing Old Together study.