About the article
Björn Sommer is a Research Fellow with the Department of Computer and Information Science of the University of Konstanz. He studied Media Informatics and Media Sciences at Bielefeld University, Germany, and made his PhD in Bioinformatics. Then, he was working at the Bio-/Medical Informatics Department at Bielefeld as a lecturer and researcher. Over the years, he developed together with his students the CELLmicrocosmos project which consists of a number of sub projects. The different software tools support researchers in modeling, visualizing and analyzing cell-related models, such as molecular membranes and vesicles, intracellular interaction and localization data. From 2015 to 2016, he was working as Research Fellow at Monash University, Melbourne, in the Immersive Analytics initiative, where he was working on three-dimensional human computer interaction, as well as small-to-large scale stereoscopic data exploration.
University of Konstanz, Computational Life Sciences, PO Box 76, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
Falk Schreiber graduated, obtained a PhD and a habilitation in Computer Science from the University of Passau (Germany). He worked as a Research Fellow and Lecturer at the University of Sydney (Australia), research group leader at the IPK Gatersleben (Germany), professor of Bioinformatics at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (Germany) and professor at the Monash University Melbourne (Australia). In 2016 he was appointed professor for Practical Computer Science and Computational Life Sciences at the University of Konstanz. He is an adjunct professor at Monash University Melbourne (Australia). Prof. Schreiber is researching topics in Bioinformatics and Computational Systems Biology since more than 20 years. His main interests are visual computing and immersive analytics of biological data, analysis of structure and dynamics of biological networks, integrative omics data analysis, graphical standards for systems biology, as well as modeling and investigation of metabolism.
University of Konstanz, Computational Life Sciences, PO Box 76, 78457 Konstanz, Germany; and Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany; and Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Published Online: 2016-11-09
Published in Print: 2017-08-28