Professor Dr. Ines Thiele studied technical biology at the University of Stuttgart, Germany, and biotechnology at the Ecole supérieure de biotechnologie de Strasbourg, France. In 2009, she earned her PhD in bioinformatics from the University of California, San Diego. In 2009, she joined the Center for Systems Biology at the University of Iceland, as an independent group leader and Assistant Professor. In 2013, she was appointed as Associate Professor for Systems Biomedicine at the University of Luxembourg and received the ATTRACT fellowship from the Fonds National de la Recherche (Luxembourg). In 2015, she was elected as EMBO Young Investigator. Her research aims to improve the understanding on how diet influences human health. Therefore, she uses a computational modeling approach, termed constraint-based modeling, which has gained increasing importance in systems biology. Her group builds comprehensive models of human cells and human-associated microbes; then employs them together with experimental data to investigate how nutrition and genetic predisposition can affect one’s health. In particular, she is interested in applying her computational modeling approach for better understanding inherited and neurodegenerative diseases. She is author of numerous international scientific papers and reviewer for multiple journals and funding agencies.