Sonja J. Prohaska
Leipzig University & CSH External Faculty
Sonja J. Prohaska is professor of computational EvoDevo at the Institute of Computer Science and group leader at the Interdisciplinary Centre of Bioinformatics (IZBI) at Leipzig University, Germany. She has been External Faculty member at the Santa Fe Institut for Complex Systems since 2017 and at the CSH Vienna since 2019.
Sonja is trained as a biologist and bioinformatician in Vienna. Her main reasearch interest is gene regulation. This encompasses the fascinating diversity and complexity of regulatory systems in biology and reductionist as well as holistic approaches. In the endeavor to gain a general understanding, evolution is object and instrument of her studies.
While Sonja’s current research focuses on models of epigentic gene regulation, her key goal is to generally introduce more formal theories into biology.