Matthias in a nutshell
After his studies in Bioinformatics (BSc) at the University of Tübingen and Business Informatics (MSc) at the University of Braunschweig, he pursued his dissertation (Link) as part of a scientific collaboration between Prof. Arne Schäfer of the Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Sciences at the Charité – University of Berlin and Prof. Jeanette Erdmann to identify novel risk loci for aggressive and chronic periodontitis. In 2019, he received his doctoral degree (Dr. rer. nat.) from the Free University of Berlin. Subsequently, he worked as Postdoc at the group for Medical Systems Biology, University of Lübeck, led by Prof. Hauke Busch.
During his time in academic research he worked on the detection of correlations to illuminate (epi)genetic causalities and pathomechanisms of common and rare diseases by analyzing various kinds of high-throughput (aka OMICs) data. In doing so, he complemented available in-silico methods by own algorithms and data integration approaches (Genehopper, Qtlizer [R/Bioconductor], Polygenic Risk ZEIT article).
In summer 2020, Matthias Munz left acadamia to pursue a position as bioinformatics scientist in biomarker research at Roche in Penzberg.