Matthias DöringDevelopment Team Lead

Areas of expertise
  • Bioinformatics
  • Virology
  • Machine Learning
  • Software engineering
  • Cloud solutions
  • Pipelining (Nextflow)

Given his early interest in both biology and computers, it was only natural that Matthias chose to study bioinformatics. He continued exploring the field and put his knowledge into practice during his PhD at Saarland University and the Max Planck Institute for Informatics.

In one of his PhD projects, he developed an online platform that physicians can use to inform their antiviral treatment decisions. This platform uses NGS data of viruses, including the sequences that are responsible for their drug resistance. ML models trained on the patterns of drug resistance mutations are then used to predict which antiviral drugs will be effective against a specific virus.

In another project, Matthias designed novel primer sets that are optimized for the discovery of broadly-neutralizing antibodies from HIV-1 elite neutralizers. 

Before he joined BISC Global, Matthias worked at Deutsche Bahn, where he learned and applied the best practices in software development.

As Development Team Lead at BISC, he makes use of his expertise in bioinformatics and software engineering and helps the team in combining the two to deliver robust and reliable products and services to our customers. With his vast experience in virology and machine learning, he was also involved in the Eurostars project supporting the development of a new vaccine against African Swine Fever (ASF).

“It’s great to be part of the BISC team and work together with well-established companies on some really exciting and innovative projects. I also like the diversity in our work. We frequently start with literature research and combine the insights with our expertise. Then we put it all into practice by developing and implementing methods. And finally, we get to present it to our customers.”

Matthias’ favorite free-time activities include sports (from yoga and pilates to running, cycling and swimming), reading books (sci-fi, biographies) and cooking some delicious Mediterranean dishes.

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