Ines Thiele Associate ProfessorUniversité du LuxembourgProfessor Ines Thiele is the group leader of the Molecular Systems Physiology group at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine and an Associate Professor for Systems Biomedicine at the University of Luxembourg. Her research aims to improve the understanding of how diet influences human health. Therefore, she uses a computational modeling approach, termed constraint-based modeling, which has gained increasing importance in systems biology. Her group builds comprehensive models of human cells and human-associated microbes; then employs them together with experimental data to investigate how nutrition and genetic predisposition can affect one's health. In particular, she is interested in applying her computational modeling approach for better understanding inherited and neurodegenerative diseases. Ines Thiele earned her PhD in bioinformatics from the University of California, San Diego, in 2009. From 2009 until 2013, Ines Thiele was an Assistant Professor at the University of Iceland. In 2013, Ines Thiele received the ATTRACT fellowship from the Fonds National de la Recherche (Luxembourg). In 2015, she was elected as EMBO Young Investigator. In 2017, she was awarded the prestigious ERC starting grant. She is the author of numerous international scientific papers and reviewer for multiple journals and funding agencies.