Prof. Dr. Andrea Bräutigam is W2 Professor for Computational Biology, Faculty of Biology, Bielefeld University, Germany. She is currently lecturing and teaching classes in the Master of Genome Based Systems Biology, Master of Cell Biology, Bachelor of Molecular Biology, and Bachelor of Bioinformatics and Genome Research. Before joining Bielefeld University she worked as Research Group Leader Network Analysis and Modelling, Leibniz Institut IPK Gatersleben; EU project 3to4, Prof. Andreas PM Weber, Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf; BMBF project OPTIMAS, Prof. Andreas PM Weber, Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf; Postdoctoral Associate, Prof. Andreas PM Weber, Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf and as Research Assistant, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA.
Andrea holds a Master Equivalent (diploma) of Biology from University of Cologne, Germany and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Genetics form Michigan State University, USA.
She was awarded FESPB Young Scientist Award, Freiburg, Germany, July 2012; Sigma Xi Outstanding Graduate Student Award, USA, 2008; Genetics Program Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA, 2008; Barnett Rosenberg Fellow, Michigan State University 2005-2006; Fellow of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung), PhD funding program 2003-2005; Fellow of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung), Diploma funding program 1997-2002.
Andrea’s research interests are gene regulatory networks and transcription factor binding (crops, Arabidopsis thaliana, liverworts, algae); regulation of photosynthesis in adverse conditions; systems biology analyses and synthetic reconstruction of valuable traits in orthogonal systems (i.e. C4 and CAM photosynthesis).