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Samed Güner, M.Sc.
Prof. Dr. Dominik Grimm

Head of the professorship

Phone: +49 (0) 9421 187-230
Mail: dominik.grimm@hswt.de

TUM Campus Straubing
Petersgasse 18
D-94315 Straubing

Petersgasse 18 Room: 00.027

Prof. Grimm (*1985) conducts research in the field of bioinformatics and focuses on the development of statistical and machine learning methods to better understand complex biological systems, their functioning and biochemical properties. He works on methods for detecting genotype-phenotype relationships and capturing phenotypic features from images. A particular focus is on artificial intelligence research to solve problems in the biological sciences and chemistry without specific prior knowledge.

Prof. Grimm studied bioinformatics at the Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences (2011), with stays abroad at the University of Cambridge, the European Bioinformatics Institute, UK and the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. He received his PhD from the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Developmental Biology, the MPI for Intelligent Systems, and the University of Tübingen (2015). After a postdoc at the D-BSSE of ETH Zurich (2016) and a short period in industry, he was appointed as professor of Bioinformatics in 2018. Since September 2023 he is member of the ELLIS Society e.V. (European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems). Further, in October 2023 he got appointed as director of the HSWT site for sustainable resource use at TUM Campus Straubing.

Vita

Employment History & Functions

  • Since October 2023: Director of the HSWT site for sustainable resource use at TUM Campus Straubing
  • Since September 2023: Member of the ELLIS Society e. V. (European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems)
  • Since July 2020: Founding Member of Synthetic Biology Foundry SynBiofoundry@TUM (https://www.cs.tum.de/forschung/synbiofoundry/)
  • Since September 2019: Affiliated Professor @ TUM Department of Informatics, Technical University of Munich
  • Since March 2018: Professor for Bioinformatics (W2, tenured)
    University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan-Triesdorf
    TUM Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability
  • Aug. 2016 – Feb. 2018: Scientist, Bioinformatics
    Exosome Diagnostics GmbH, Martinsried
  • Jan. 2015 – Juli 2016: PostDoc, Bioinformatics and Machine Learning
    ETH Zürich, Machine Learning and Computational Biology Lab
    Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering, Basel, Switzerland
  • Dec. 2013 – Dec. 2014: Scientific Assistant, Bioinformatics and Machine Learning
    Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
  • April 2011 – Nov. 2013: PhD-Student, Bioinformatics and Machine Learning
    Max-Planck-Institute for Intelligent Systems & Max-Planck-Institute for Developmental Biology
    Machine Learning and Computational Biology Research Group, Tübingen

Research Internships

  • Research Internship, Bioinformatics
    University of New South Wales, Sydney
    Center for Health Informatics, Australien
  • Research Internship, Bioinformatics & Data-Warehouse
    University of Cambridge, U.K.
    FlyMine/InterMine Gruppe, Cambridge, U.K., (in collaboration with the European Bioinformatics Institute)
  • Research Internship, Bioinformatics & Data-Warehouse
    European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI)
    Proteomics Services Gruppe, Hinxton, U.K., (in collaboration with the University of Cambridge)

Education

  • 2006 – 2011 Student in Bioinformatics at the University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan-Triesdorf
Additional Appointments & Memberships
Research Grants
YearFunding
2023“Real-time nutrient sensing for mapping fertilizer needs (LiveSen-MAP)”, funded by the “European Innovation Council (EIC) Transition” (own budget ~256’000€, 3 years)
2022“Development and evaluation of weed application maps for the use of robots for mechanical weed control (EWIS2)”, funded by the “Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Forsten” (own budget ~249’000€, 3 years)
2021New machine learning techniques for more accurate plant breeding by integrating heterogeneous external factors (CropML), funded by the BMBF, ~270’000 EUR, 3 years 
2021“Reinforcement Learning for Automated Flowsheet Synthesis of Steady-State Processes”, funded by the DFG (German Research Foundation), ~315’000 EUR, 3 years
2021“Glycosid Produktion”, funded by the “Bayrisches Staatsministerium für Wirtschaft, Landesentwicklung und Energie” together with TUM and three industry partners (own budget ~152’000 EUR, 2 years)
2020“Evaluation and development of modern methods of artificial intelligence for automatic weed detection in sorghum using drones” (EWIS), funded by the “Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Forsten” with ~0.55 million EUR, joint project with the TFZ and LfL, (own budget ~244’000 EUR, 3 years)
2020“Digitale Management-Unterstützungssysteme für kleine und mittelständische Unternehmen in Wertschöpfungsketten von Zierpflanzen, Stauden und Schnittblumen” (PlantGrid), funded by the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food with ~1.4 million EUR, 5 labs, >10 industry partners (own budget ~220’000 EUR, 3 years)
Awards, Honors & Scholarships
  • Supervisory Award, first round at TUM Campus Straubing (2022)
  • Prize for Excellence in Teaching at TUM Campus Straubing (2021)
  • Prize for Excellence in Teaching at TUM Campus Straubing (2020)
  • Max Planck Ph.D. Scholarship.Ph.D. scholarship (2011-2013)
  • Oral Presentation Prize (Poster), Awarded for outstanding oral presentation, Ph.D. Symposium 2012,
    International Ph.D. Program in the Biological Sciences.
    Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Germany. (2012)
  • InWent Practical Training Semester Abroad. Scholarship for internship in Australia (2009-2010)
  • Erasmus. Scholarship for internship in U.K. (2008)
  • SPURT, Second place at the robotics competition SPURT at the University of Rostock, Germany. (2001)
  • Jugend forscht, Third place in the regional competition, Passau, Germany. (2001)
Publications

A full list of publications can be found here, at Google Scholar or at ResearchGate.

Kontakt

Professorship Bioinformatics

Petersgasse 18
94315 Straubing

Head

Prof. Dr. Dominik Grimm

Phone: +49 (0) 9421 187-230
E-Mail: dominik.grimm@hswt.de

 

Team Assistants

Anna Fischer

Phone: +49 (0) 9421 187-231
E-Mail: anna.fischer@hswt.de

Jasmin Schneider

Phone: +49 (0) 9421 187-201
E-Mail: jasmin.scheider@hswt.de