Systems Medicine of Infectious Diseases

Systems Medicine aims at gaining a holistic understanding of health and diseases that leads to personalized medicine. The research of this group aims at understanding the underlying mechanisms between the immune system and diseases. Other objectives are tailoring effective immune interventions and treatments in susceptible groups of the society like seniors and immunocompromised patients and developing new mathematical and computational methods to overcome the challenges for the translation of Systems Medicine into the clinic. All this is achieved by integrating clinical data into phenomenological models and by using computer simulations.

Dr Esteban A. Hernandez-Vargas

Esteban A. Hernandez-Vargas was born in Guadalajara, Mexico. After obtaining his MSc in Control Engineering, he moved to Ireland to start a PhD in applied mathematics at the Hamilton Institute, NUI Maynooth, Ireland. In 2011, he completed his doctoral studies and became a postdoc from July 2011 to June 2014 at the Department of Systems Immunology at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research.

Since July 2014, he is head of his own research group called Systems Medicine of Infectious Diseases at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research.