Christian Brueffer

Senior Bioinformatician / PhD Candidate

SAGA Diagnostics

Lund University


I work as a Senior Bioinformatician at the cancer diagnostics company SAGA Diagnostics and am completing a PhD in cancer genomics at Lund University in Sweden.

My research focuses on the development of diagnostics based on tumor DNA/RNA deep sequencing (also known as next generation sequencing) to improve breast cancer treatment and survival. Most of my projects are embedded in the Sweden Cancerome Analysis Network–Breast (SCAN-B) study. 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. An overview can be found on OpenHub.


  • Bioinformatics
  • Cancer Biology and Diagnostics
  • Open Source Software
  • Software Engineering


  • MSc in Bioinformatics

    Lund University

  • BSc in Scientific Programming

    Aachen University of Applied Sciences


SCAN-B MutationExplorer

A web-based application for exploring tumor somatic mutations.

RNA Sequencing for Breast Cancer Diagnostics

My PhD work in which I develop RNA sequencing-based diagnostic tools for breast cancer.


I have been a developer with the FreeBSD operating system since 2003. This page summarizes some related links.

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