Roland EILS
Division Head, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany

Roland Eils received his Ph.D. degree in Mathematics from Heidelberg University, Germany, in 1995.


He is currently a Professor at Heidelberg University and holds a joint appointment as division head at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg. He is founding and managing director of BioQuant, the Center for Quantitative Analysis of Molecular and Cellular Biosystems at Heidelberg University.


His research focuses on the integration of tools from mathematical modeling, image analysis and informatics into life science research and he is a leading figure in systems biology and bioinformatics. In his research, he is applying various methods on issues related to human health such as viral infection, cellular death pathways and cancer genomics. He has published more than 280 papers in peer reviewed journals over the past ten years and received a total of more than 10.000 citations from them. He is editor of the book Computational Systems Biology (Elsevier) and is editor-in-chief of, the magazine for systems biology research in Germany.


Prof. Eils is coordinating the several systems biology and systems medicine consortia and is the coordinator of HD-HuB, the Heidelberg Center for Human Bioinformatics. He is a member of the International Society for Systems Biology (ISSB). In 1999 he was awarded the BioFuture Prize, the most prestigious prize for young researchers in Germany, in 2014 he received the HMLS (Heidelberg Molecular Life Sciences) Investigator Award.