We are a new research group at the Leibniz Institute on Aging – Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI) in Jena, Germany.

Our research centres around the systems biology of ageing, particularly focusing on microbiome-host interactions. We aim to develop and apply computational approaches to:

  • understand the interactions between microbiome and host during ageing
  • establish microbiome as a robust biomarker of ageing
  • discover therapeutic candidates to alleviate ageing and age-related diseases

and eventually, bring microbiome and ageing research to the age of artificial intelligence by developing data integration strategies, databases, and models specializing in age series and longitudinal data.

We strive to have a diverse group and create a supportive environment for everyone to reach their full potential as independent scientists. Open science practices form the core principles of the research in our lab, where all data, code and preprints will be shared openly.