In terms of academic research, Florian comes from a physics and cell biology background. He studied physics in Leipzig, Germany and Marseille, France. In Leipzig, he then completed his PhD in the field of biological physics. The main focus of his work was on the spatial and functional self-organization within living cells. He moved to Amsterdam in 2012 where he continued to do research in-between physics and biology as a postdoctoral researcher at AMOLF and TU Delft.
After a 3-year intermezzo as an entrepreneur on sustainable food development and production, Florian joined the Netherlands eScience Center in 2018 where he now develops and applies data science and machine learning techniques to a wide variety of research questions and data types.
He has a strong interest in teaching machine learning as well as building Python libraries for researchers to give access to novel machine learning and data science approaches for their research projects.
- data science
- machine learning
- statistical modeling
- life sciences