* Assaying cell-free material released by dying cells (DNA, RNA, chromatin) to the circulation to improve medical diagnosis and treatment choice.
* Molecular biology of chromatin and transcriptional regulation.
* Computational systems biology.
* Inference and learning in probabilistic models.
Landau Arts and Sciences Award
Berlin Health Institute Visiting Professor Award
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Award
Fellow of the International Society of Computational Biology
Michael Bruno Memorial Award
ERC Advanced Researcher award (X3)