Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany
Specialization: Computational biology, Infectious diseases
Thomas Lengauer received his Doctorate in mathematics, Free University of Berlin, in 1976, and obtained a PhD in computer science from Stanford University, USA, in 1979. In 1984 he became Full Professor of Computer Science, University of Paderborn; and in 1992 director, Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing, Sankt Augustin and Full Professor of Computer Science in Bonn. From 2001 to 2018 he has been director, Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarbrücken where he is since emeritus member; since 2003 member of German National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina; since 2007, member of German National Academy of Science and Technology acatech; since 2015, member of the Presidential Board of the Leopoldina; and from 2018 to 2020, president of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB).
Photo credit: Christoph Rieken for Leopoldina.