Ines Thiele’s research aims to improve the understanding of how diet influences human health so her group builds comprehensive models of human cells and human-associated microbes and employs them together with experimental data to investigate how nutrition and genetic predisposition can affect one’s health. In particular, she is interested in applying her computational modelling approach for better understanding of inherited and neurodegenerative diseases, and possible role of microbiota. She has pioneered models and methods allowing large-scale computational modelling of the human gut microbiome and its metabolic effect on human metabolism.
Ines earned her bioinformatics PhD in from the University of California, San Diego. She was then Assistant Professor at the University of Iceland, and later Associate Professor at the University of Luxembourg. Since 2019, Ines is Professor for Systems Biomedicine at NUI Galway, and a PI in APC. She has received the ATTRACT fellowship from the Fonds National de la Recherche (Luxembourg) and was elected as EMBO Young Investigator. In 2017, she was awarded a prestigious ERC Starter grant.