Dr. Tobias Großkopf

Senior Scientist & Group Leader
pharmaceutical Research and Early Development (pRED)
Roche Diagnostics GmbH

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since 02/2017 - Senior Scientist & Group Leader | Roche Diagnostics GmbH

  • Group Leader of Scientic Data Engineering Team
  • Project Manager for large bio-molecule drug development and technological research projects
  • Development and implementation of machine learning applications for Large Molecule Research
  • Automation of data analysis and decision making
  • Reverse Mentor for organization leaders in machine learning and articial intelligence

12/2016 - 01/2017 - Scientific Expert in Biotechnology | Vossius & Partner Patentanwälte Rechtsanwälte mbB

  • Generation of research reports
  • Formulation of patents

08/2013 - 07/2016 - Postdoctoral Research Associate | The University of Warwick (UK)

  • Computational modeling of microbial communities
  • Design and cultivation of synthetic microbial communities for hypothesis generation and testing
  • Design and management of a laboratory with safety category two and strictly anaerobic cultivation facilities and supervision of up to two technicians and several PhD students
  • Communication of research results in peer-reviewed literature and on scientific conferences
  • Development of new projects and securing of research funds

04/2013 - 07/2013 - Post Doctoral Research Associate | The University of Exeter (UK)

  • Development of models of microbial metabolism
  • Development of linear optimization and evolutionary algorithm methodologies

06/2012 - 03/2013 - Sabbatical: Single-handed sailing trip around the Baltic Sea and personal skill development

  • Self motivated learning of HTML, XML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Completion of a three months online course on programming with Python (Udacity)

10/2008 - 04/2012 - Research Associate | Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR) (Germany)

  • Planning and execution of several months of research expeditions
  • Large scale data aquisition and statistical analysis of experimental and environmental data
  • Development of a method to quantify dinitrogen fixation into biomass and publication in Nature


10/2008 - 04/2012 - Dr. rer. nat. (summa cum laude) working at the Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR) (Germany). Thesis title: "Dinitrogen Fixation in Oxygen Minimum Zones"

10/2006 - 09/2008 - Diploma in biological oceanography (minors: zoology, marine chemistry) at the Christian-Albrecht-Unviversität (CAU) in Kiel (Germany)

10/2004 - 09/2006 - Study of marine biology at the Universidad de La Laguna (ULL) (Spain)

10/2002 - 09/2004 - Intermediate Diploma in biology at the Ludwigs-Maximilian-Universität (LMU) in Munich (Germany)

02/2002 - 08/2002 - Course in Spanish language and culture at the Universidad de Alicante (UA) in Alicante (Spain)

02/2001 - 12/2001 - Community service, working with developmentally challenged people at Lebenshilfe e.V. in Munich (Germany)

10/1988 - 07/2000 - European baccalaureate at the European School Munich (ESM) (Germany). Bilingual education in German and English


IT skills: CSS (very good), HTML (very good), JavaScript (very good), LaTeX (very good), Matlab (very good), MS Office (very good), MySQL (good), PHP (good), Processing (very good), Python (very good), R (good), XML (very good)

Languages: German (native), English (like native) and Spanish (fluent)

Licenses: Drivers license, boating license for recreation vessels, scuba-diving license


Grants and Honors:

  • 2015 - Best presentation at the Anaerobic Digestion network (ADnet) conference
  • 2013 - BBSRC Sparking Impact Fund Award (20000 GBP) for the development of a circular two stage fermenter for the digestion of microalgae

Teaching experience:

  • 2015 - Development and teaching of a practical course for undergraduate students titled "Dynamics of Biological Systems - Introduction to MATLAB"
  • 2014 - Teaching of a module on introduction to flux balance analysis at the synthetic biology doctoral training centre (SynBioCDT) in Oxford

Conference presentations:

  • 07/2015 - Oral presentation at the second Symposium for Synthetic Biology at the Center for Advanced Studies (CAS) in Munich
  • 06/2015 - Oral presentation at the Anaerobic Digestion Network (ADNet) conference at the University of Warwick (UK). Awarded best presentation of the conference
  • 05/2015 - Oral presentation the Institut für Theoretische Biologie (ITB) in Berlin
  • 05/2015 - Visiting guest scientist at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (WIKO), Berlin, Germany
  • 01/2015 - Oral presentation at the University of Washington in Seattle (USA)
  • 11/2014 - Oral presentation at the conference on "Stochiometric Modeling in Microbial Communities" held at the Isaac Newton Institute in Cambridge (UK)
  • 09/2014 - Oral presentation at the conference on "Interdisciplinary Approaches to Understanding Microbial Communities" held at the Isaac Newton Institute in Cambridge (UK)
  • 06/2014 - Oral presentation at the Laboratoire de Biotechnologie de l'Environnement (LBE, INRA) in Narbonne (France)
  • 08/2011 - Poster presentation at the Gordons conference on marine chemistry, Andover, USA
  • 08/2011 - Oral presentation at the twelfth Symposium of Aquatic Microbial Ecology (SAME) at the Institut für Ostseeforschung Warnemünde (IOW)
  • 08/2007 - Poster presentation at the 42nd European Marine Biology Symposium (EMBS) at the Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR) in Kiel, Germany

List of peer reviewed publications | Google scholar | ResearchGate