Karsten Hiller, Ph.D.
Braunschweig University of Technology, Braunschweig, Germany
Since July 2016 Prof Karsten Hiller is head of the department of Bioinformatics and Biochemistry at the University of Braunschweig, Germany. He studied Biology and Computer Science at the University of Braunschweig, Germany where he also obtained his PhD in Systems Biology and Microbiology in 2006. In 2008 he joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he performed research in stable-isotope assisted metabolomics and cancer metabolism. From fall 2010 until June 2016 he was the head of the Metabolomics Group at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) and was holder of the FNR-ATTRACT grant from the Fonds National de la Recherche (Luxembourg). In 2016 he was appointed as an Associate Professor for Cellular Metabolism at the University of Luxembourg. The research interest of his group covers metabolic aspects of (neuro-)inflammation and neurodegeneration. For this purpose, his team develops and applies technology at the interface of mass spectrometry, experimental and computational biology to profile cellular metabolism.