Christian Brueffer

Christian Brueffer

Bioinformatician and Data Scientist

About Me

I am a Bioinformatician and Data Scientist currently working in the cancer diagnostics industry, specifically within genomics and liquid biopsy. Additionally I conduct research in affiliation with Lund University in Sweden.

My main interest is in using computational methods and biological/medical data to improve our understanding and treatment of diseases. Many of my projects, including my doctoral thesis, have been focused on cancer in humans. Additionally I work on improving open source bioinformatics and reproducible research infrastructure by contributing to projects such as conda-forge, Bioconda, and Biopython.

Over the past 20 years I have contributed to a number of open source software projects, most notably the FreeBSD computer operating system. A rough overview can be found on GitHub and OpenHub.

  • Data Science and Bioinformatics
  • Disease Biology and Diagnostics
  • Open Source Software
  • Software Engineering
  • PhD in Medical Science (Bioinformatics and Cancer Genomics)

    Lund University, Sweden

  • MSc in Bioinformatics

    Lund University, Sweden

  • BSc in Scientific Programming

    Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Germany


I am always interested in new collaborations. If you’re planning or working on a project and think I may be able to help out, feel free to reach out to me.

Recent Publications

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Preoperative circulating tumor DNA level is associated to poor overall survival in patients with ovarian cancer.
ResearchSquare, 2022 (Preprint)


PrecisionFDA Truth Challenge V2: Calling variants from short and long reads in difficult-to-map regions.
Cell Genomics, 2022. 2(5): 100129

DOI PDF bioRxiv Preprint Project

Molecular and Serologic Diagnostic Technologies for SARS-CoV-2.
arXiv, 2022

DOI arXiv Preprint Project