Martina Summer - Kutmon, Ph.D. (M.)
In her current position as an assistant professor, Martina is working on network and pathway-based integrative systems biology approaches and applies them to research projects related to immunology and chronic diseases. She has a shared appointment at the Department of Bioinformatics (BiGCaT) and the Maastricht Centre for Systems Biology (MaCSBio) at Maastricht University.
Fields of expertise:
- Pathway and Network analysis
- Data visualization
- Data analysis
- Data integration
- Tool development
- Bioinformatics workflows
- Teaching and student mentoring
- Organization of workshops and small conferences
Professional career history
After finishing her Bachelor in Bioinformatics at the Upper Austrian University of Applied Sciences in Hagenberg with a thesis on “Development of a software tool to detect recombination events in DNA sequences”, Martina continued her Master in Bio- and Medical Informatics at the same university. She wrote her Master’s thesis at the University of Ottawa, Canada, on “An integrative bioinformatics platform for annotating, visualizing and analyzing cell regulatory processes and networks”. After graduating her Masters in July 2010, Martina joined the Department of Bioinformatics (BiGCaT) at Maastricht University to start her PhD on “Managing biological knowledge in pathways and networks” which she defended in January 2015.
After the establishment of the Maastricht Centre for Systems Biology (MaCSBio) in 2015, Martina started a 4-year postdoc position shared between MaCSBio and BiGCaT.
Since August 2018, Martina is an assistant professor and has a shared appointment at both departments.