Biography Dr. Buettner
Dr Florian Buettner studied at the universities of Heidelberg and Barcelona as well as Harvard Medical School and obtained MSc degrees in physics and medical physics. Following his PhD in radiotherapy physics at the Institute of Cancer Research in London, he moved to the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Health in Munich, where his research focussed on the development and application of probabilistic machine learning methods in the context of biomedical research. Since 2015 he holds an MRC Career Development Fellowship in Biostatistics and is based at the EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute in Cambridge. Here, he mainly works on the development of scalable latent variable models for understanding the heterogeneity in single-cell gene expression data.