Saez-Rodriguez Group

Systems Biomedicine

Thorben Hennig

I completed both my Bachelors and Masters degrees in Molecular Biotechnology at Heidelberg University, starting in 2016. My fascination with coding began early on, leading me to grasp Python and R during my undergraduate studies. This interest propelled me towards specializing in Bioinformatics, a journey I continued during my Masters program. Through several research internships, I explored a broad variety of topics, from spatial quantification of miRNA expression to integrating proteome and clinical data from patients with myeloproliferative neoplasm. Now, during my PhD, I’m focusing on colorectal cancer (CRC), collaborating with Rene Jackstadt’s group at HI-STEM and I aim to investigate the impact of novel treatments on disease progression using various single-cell techniques.

Research Interests

The ever-growing number of methods and resources available for studying disease development and progression have excited me ever since I encountered them during my studies. I am particularly interested in single cell technologies and quickly became fascinated by the resolution and insights offered by those methods. During my PhD, my research will focus on the progression and metastasis in the context of colorectal cancer using multiomics data.

Professional Career

2024–present PhD Candidate, Heidelberg Institute for Stem Cell Research and Experimental Medicine (HI-STEM) and Institute for Computational Biomedicine
2022–2023 Student research assistant, Proteomics and Cell Signaling Group, DKFZ Heidelberg
2019–2023 Research internships at the Harvard Medical School (SlackLab), DKFZ Heidelberg and Bioquant (RusselLab)


2019–2023 M.Sc. in Molecular Biotechnology, Heidelberg University
2016–2019 B.Sc. in Molecular Biotechnology, Heidelberg University