Curriculum Vitae for Carsten O. Daub 


Name: Carsten Oliver Daub
Birth date: April 26th, 1972
Phone: +46852481224
Web:, KI website, KI group website 

Education and professional training

  • Masters: 2000, Chemistry, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

  • PhD degree: 2004, Bioinformatics, University Potsdam, Germany; Title: “Analysis of integrated transcriptomics and metabolomics data – a systems biology approach”; Supervisor: Joachim Selbig

  • Postdoc: 2004-2006, Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics, Karolinska Institutet; Topic: “Gene co-expression for functional prediction”; supervisor: Erik Sonnhammer

  • Docent: 2015, Bioinformatics

Current employments and positions

  • Since 2012, Associate Professor and Group Leader, Department of Biosciences and Nutrition (KI) and Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab)

  • Since 2019, Facility Director, National Genomic Infrastructure (NGI), SciLifeLab, Stockholm

  • Since 2012, Coordinator for Internationalization, RIKEN CLST

  • Since 2012, Visiting Senior Researcher, RIKEN CLST/ DGT

Previous employments and positions

  • 2008-2012, Facility Director and Team Leader, LSA Bioinformatics Core Facility, Omics Science Center, RIKEN

  • 2009-2012, Deputy Director, Genome Network Analysis Support Facility (GeNAS), RIKEN

  • 2007-2012, Steering Group Member, Omics Science Center, RIKEN

  • 2007-2008, Team Leader Bioinformatics, Genomic Sciences Center, RIKEN

  • 2006-2007, Researcher, Genomic Sciences Center, RIKEN Yokohama Institute, Japan

Publication summary (Jan 2018)

  • Total number of peer-reviewed publications: 82, first author: 4, last author: 13

  • H-index in the last 5 years: 34 (Google scholar)

  • Total number of citations in the last 5 years: >5600 (Google scholar)

Commissions of trust

  • PhD examination board member, KI

  • PhD Admission Board member, Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, KI

  • PhD thesis opponent, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm

  • FANTOM Consortium management group member since 2009

  • ZENCODE-ITN Consortium management group since 2014

  • PhD student mentor at Karolinska Institutet

Evaluation of others work

  • Editorial Board member of Scientific Data

  • Reviewer for the following journals: Nature Methods, Nature Scientific Data, Nature Biotechnology, Genome Biology, Genome Research, Genome Medicine, Bioinformatics, Genomics, BMC Bioinformatics

  • Reviewer for The Danish Council for Strategic Research

Organization of scientific meetings

  • 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 RIKEN – Karolinska Institutet – SciLifeLab Joint Symposium series

  • 2011 and 2012, RIKEN organizer of the SciLifeLab – RIKEN Yokohama Joint Seminars at Nobel Forum

  • 2012, Scientific organizer of the FANTOM5 Consortium Meeting at RIKEN Yokohama

  • 2011, Program committee member and session Chair of The 11th Society for Bioinformatics in Northern Europe (SocBiN) Conference, Helsinki, Finland

Research grants obtained in open competition

As principal applicant

  • Strategic Research Programme in Diabetes, Principle Investigator Grant: 1,000,000 SEK (2018-2020)

  • Karolinska Institutet Senior Research Fellow: 6 million SEK (2016-2020)

  • KI Doktorand: 1,080,000 SEK, 2014-2017 (4 years)

  • Novo Nordisk Foundation: 330,000 SEK for 2014 (1 year)

  • Startup funding at Department of Biosciences and Nutrition and SciLifeLab: 4,000,000 SEK for 2012-2013 (2 years)

  • RIKEN IPA PhD student grant: ca. 2,000,000 SEK, 2009-2012 (4 years)

As co-applicant

  • Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, Systems Microscopy project: 2,400,000 SEK (2017-2021)

  • Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation, Functional Annotation of the Dog Genome: 500,000 EUR (2017-2020)

  • ZENCODE, EU Marie-Curie Initial Training Network: 2016-2018 (3 years), 600,000 EUR (for two PhD students and one technician to my group)



  • Since 2014, Niyaz Yoosuf, postdoc

  • Since 2015, Enrichetta Mileti, PhD student

  • Since 2015, Abdul Kadir Mukarram, PhD student

  • Since 2015, Matthias Hörtenhuber, PhD student

  • Since 2015, Tahmina Akhter, PhD student


  • 2012-2014, Olga Hrydziuszko, postdoc

  • 2012-2014, Nancy Yu, postdoc

  • 2012-2013, Andrew Kwon, postdoc, RIKEN Yokohama

  • 2011-2013, Jordan Ramilowski, postdoc, RIKEN Yokohama

  • 2009-2011, Max Burroughs, postdoc, RIKEN Yokohama

  • 2009-2013 Morana Vitezic, Karolinska Institutet PhD student, working at RIKEN Yokohama, financed by RIKEN IPA program