Sofia Kirke Forslund

Sofia Kirke Forslund

2022 2022 Speaker | Circle Speaker Falling Walls Circle Life Sciences

Dr Sofia Kirke Forslund trained as a molecular biotechnologist and bioinformatician at Uppsala University, then did her PhD in evolutionary bioinformatics at Stockholm University, working on orthology inference and protein function prediction. 2012-2018 she was an Alexander von Humboldt postdoc with the Bork lab at EMBL, working on microbiome analysis, systems biology and antibiotic resistance evolution. Since 2018 she heads a junior research group at the MDC in Berlin exploring host-microbiome factors in noncommunicable diseases. Her work to data have particularly focused on microbiome-microbiome interactions, drug-microbiome associations and confounder-aware analysis of integrated multi-omics cohort data.