Integrative Analysis of Omics Datasets
cessibility and friendliness. As I tell him and others time and again, he is among the most gifted people I have had the privilege of meeting. He is a brilliant scientist in interpreting observations, seeing patterns beyond others' perception. Even at times when we had our differences, I never stopped thinking that I was very lucky to have learned from him. Frank Westermann for accepting me into his group in a senior capacity, giving me a longer term horizon and always being so supportive in
... ry aspect of our working life. His never-changing positive attitude and calm nature is helping everybody around him. I hope to be a successful component of his team going forward towards an ambitious future for our group. Christoph Plass for highly respecting my scientific input and ideas in all the projects we have been working on. As a young scientist, I always felt honoured to have his trust and respect. Kai-Oliver Henrich for being a great friend, office-mate and mentor. I am looking forward to more fun years with him. I especially hope I can get him back into birding! Edward Oakeley of Novartis and Peter Lichter for supporting me in my thesis committee in their busy schedules. Benedikt Brors, Christoph Plass, S ¸evin Turcan and Frederik Graw for agreeing to read and grade my dissertation, and helping me take the last step towards my doctorate. My collaborators Marcel Kool, Stefan Pfister and Dominik Sturm for a great team effort in our fun, exciting, and successful PNET project that introduced me cancer omics research. I am very happy that our work will continue in the new KiTZ institute. My collaborators Justyna Wierzbinska, Aurore Touzart, and Daniel Lipka for our exciting ongoing collaboration. I am proud to have been able to find good results for our project that I could write here and am very much looking forward to having out paper together! My collaborators Felix Sahm, Andreas von Deimling and Philipp Sievers for the very pleasant work on various brain tumours and how supporting they have been over the years. My collaborators Nicola Giesen, Marc-Steffen Raab and Jing Xu for allowing me to join their interesting project on multiple myeloma, which I sincerely hope we can follow up and combine with our neuroblastoma research.