Dr. Andrea Thorn
Dr. Andrea Thorn studied Molecular Life Sciences at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg and obtained a PhD in 2011 from the University of Göttingen on the topic "Practical approaches to macromolecular X-ray structure determination" in George Sheldrick’s group. Focusing on methods development in crystallography, she worked as a research associate in Randy Read’s lab at the University of Cambridge (UK) before starting her own independent work as Marie-Curie fellow at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, where she expanded her work into cryogenic electron microscopy. As senior researcher at the Diamond Light Source & University of Oxford, she developed the diffraction data analysis software AUSPEX. Upon her return to Germany, she started to include AI-based methods into her tools, becoming a junior group leader at the University of Würzburg in 2019. She now works as a group leader in the excellence cluster CUI_: Advanced Imaging of Matter at the Institute of Nanostructures and Solid State Physics and is the leader of the “Coronavirus Structural Task Force” [insidecorona.net/].
She was also awarded the Max-von-Laue-Price [https://www.cui-advanced.uni-hamburg.de/en/cluster/aktuelles/22-03-15-max-von-laue-preis.html], the BCA BSG price [https://www.cui-advanced.uni-hamburg.de/en/cluster/aktuelles/22-04-14-bca-preis.html] and gave the National FEBS lecture in Sweden [https://www.cui-advanced.uni-hamburg.de/en/cluster/aktuelles/22-06-23-sweprot-andrea-thorn.html]. Andrea Thorn is a member of the CUI machine learning task force [https://www.cui-advanced.uni-hamburg.de/en/research/machine-learning.html], Daphne4NFDI [https://www.daphne4nfdi.de/], the IUCr Computing Comission [https://www.iucr.org/resources/commissions/computing] and was until last year the inaugural deputy chair for "Big Data Analytics" in the DIG-UM board [https://erumdatahub.de/en/dig-um/] which represents 20 000 German researchers using large infrastructure in matters of digitization and AI.
Group homepage: thorn-lab.com