René Geci is a Systems Biologist who recently finished his master’s degree and now joins us as our first PhD student in collaboration with the RWTH Aachen (Germany) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Lars Küpfer (Systems Biomedicine and UK Aachen).
He will work on the OnTOX project to help us advance human risk assessment of chemicals without the use of animals.
René obtained his bachelor’s degree in Biosciences at the University of Heidelberg in 2018. During his bachelor’s, he mostly did microbiological work on bacterial spores. But then he quickly switched agar plates and pipettes for the PC. He then did his master’s degree in Systems Biology and got fascinated by the world of modeling. After some short excursions into population genetics modeling and spatial modeling of calcium waves, he is enthusiastic to now dive deeper into toxicology, pharmacology, and risk assessment.