Ines Thiele

NUI, Galway in Ireland
Understanding of how diet influences human health, computational modelling

Professor Ines Thiele is the principal investigator of the Molecular Systems Physiology group at the NUI, Galway in Ireland. Her research aims to improve the understanding of how diet influences human health. Therefore, she uses a computational modelling approach, termed constraint-based modelling. In particular, she is interested in applying her computational modelling approach for better understanding of inherited and neurodegenerative diseases. Ines Thiele has been pioneering models and methods allowing large-scale computational modelling of the human gut microbiome and its metabolic effect on human metabolism.
Professor Thiele earned her PhD in bioinformatics from the University of California, San Diego, in 2009. From 2009 until 2013, she was an Assistant Professor at the University of Iceland, and from April 2013 until 2019, she was an Associate Professor at the University of Luxembourg. Since February 2019, she is a Professor for Systems Biomedicine at the NUI, Galway in Ireland. In 2015, she was elected as EMBO Young Investigator. In 2017, she was awarded the prestigious ERC starting grant.