Florian Markowetz

Florian Markowetz is a Senior Group Leader at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute. He is a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award holder and received a CRUK Future Leader in Cancer Research prize. He holds degrees in Mathematics (Dipl. math.) and Philosophy (M.A.) from the University of Heidelberg and a Dr. rer. nat. (PhD equivalent) in Computational Biology from Free University Berlin, for which he was awarded an Otto-Hahn Medal by the Max Planck Society. His group at the CRUK Cambridge Institute combines computational work on cancer evolution and image analysis of the tumour tissue with experimental work on understanding key cancer mechanisms like the estrogen receptor.

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2017 - 2022
Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award Holder

since 02/2014
Senior group leader (tenured) at Univ. of Cambridge, CRUK Cambridge Institute

01/2009 - 02/2014
Junior group leader at Univ. of Cambridge, CRUK Cambridge Institute

07/2006 - 12/2008
Postdoctoral research in the Lewis-Sigler Insitute for Integrative Genomics at Princeton University, Princeton, USA. Advisor: OG Troyanskaya

01/2002 - 06/2006
Doctoral student at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin, Germany. Advisors: R Spang, M Vingron

06/1999 - 12/2001
Research assistant at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany. Advisor: M Vingron


Computational Biology: Dr. rer. nat.
Free University Berlin, Germany, 2006
[ thesis ]

Philosophy: Magister Artium
University of Heidelberg, Germany, 2002
[ thesis ]

Mathematics: Diplom-Mathematiker
University of Heidelberg, Germany, 2001
[ thesis ]

Awards and Honors

Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award, 2017

CRUK Future Leader Price, 2016

Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society, 2006

PhD summa cum laude, Free University Berlin

Florian Markowetz

Florian Markowetz
Li Ka Shing Centre
Robinson Way
Cambridge, CB2 0RE, UK
e: first.last@cruk.cam.ac.uk
p: +44 (0) 1223 769 628

I collect scientific B-sides on my blog.

Talks online

Bertinoro CONTRA workshop 2018

Newton Institute 2016

videolectures.net Keynote at LICSB 2010

Hamilton Institute Lecture at Hamilton Institute, Maynooth, 2009

MPG Otto Warburg Internat. Summer School 2007 on Computational Systems Biology: talk 1, talk 2.

Conflicts of Interest


Complete list at http://markowetzlab.org/publications.php

Professional activities