Dr. Lena Voith von Voithenberg joined IBM Research Zurich in 2017. She is a postdoctoral researcher in the Precision Diagnostics group.
Lena’s work focuses on the local molecular analysis of tumor tissue sections to study spatial tumor heterogeneity. She establishes novel workflows for the localized analysis of tumor subpopulations on the genomic and transcriptomic level using next-generation sequencing and in situ hybridization.
In 2016, Lena obtained her PhD at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany, investigating subpopulations of individual biomolecules, their conformational changes, dynamics, and interactions using quantitative fluorescence microscopic techniques. During her work at the European Commission - Joint Research Centre collecting and harmonizing European cancer patient data she extended her research to oncology and cancer epidemiology.