Jörg Menche

CeMM & CSH Associate Faculty

Jörg Menche is Principal Investigator at the CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine in Vienna.


He studied physics in Leipzig, Recife and Berlin. During his PhD with Reinhard Lipowsky at the Max-Planck-Institute for Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam he specialized in network theory. He then moved to Boston to work as a postdoctoral fellow with Albert-László Barabási at Northeastern University and at the Center for Cancer Systems Biology at Dana Farber Cancer Institute. In close collaboration with Joseph Loscalzo from Harvard Medical School and Marc Vidal from Dana Farber Cancer Institute he applied tools and concepts from network theory to elucidate the complex machinery of interacting molecules that constitutes the basis of (patho-)physiological states.


In 2015 Jörg moved to Vienna. At CeMM he applies diverse computational approaches to help understand and interpret the large datasets derived from the broad range of powerful post-genomic technologies that CeMM researchers employ, from next-generation sequencing of genomes, epigenomes and transcriptomes, to high-throughput proteomics and chemical screening. Two major areas of interest of his group are network-based approaches to rare diseases and understanding the basic principles of drug-drug interactions. His young research group is supported by a Vienna Research Groups for Young Investigators career integration grant by the Vienna Science and Technology Fund (WWTF).