Saez-Rodriguez Group

Systems Biomedicine

Jennifer Habbes

During my physics degree I have focused on molecular and medical imaging and have found a deep interest in both computational methods and biology. Working at the Heidelberg ion beam therapy centre (HIT) and being exposed to very hands-on medical applications of fundamental physical principles I have decided to pursue a medical degree starting in 2019. The pre-clinical years and my elective in digital medicine then drove me towards the topics of bioinformatics and molecular biology. I joined the Saez-Rodriguez group in 2024 for my medical doctoral degree (Dr. med.).

Research Interests

Medical research is not exclusively conducted in the wet lab anymore. We create and analyse more data than ever, both from human tissue and animal models. My research will focus on single-cell transcriptomics in heart failure and the correlation of animal models to human samples.

Professional Career

2024-present MD candidate, Institute for Computational Biomedicine, Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany
2018-2024 Research/accelerator operating assistant at Heidelberg Ion Beam Therapy Centre (HIT)
2023 Research assistant in the radiology department of DKFZ for project Clinic 5.1
2019 Bachelor thesis in physics at the German Cancer Research Institute


2019-present Medicine at Heidelberg University
2016-2017 Physics at UmeƄ university, Sweden
2014-2019 Physics at Heidelberg university