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Dr Sebastian Ahnert

Royal Society University Research Fellow

Network analysis

Algorithmic complexity

Systems biology and bioinformatics

Digital Humanities

TCM Group
Cavendish Laboratory
JJ Thomson Avenue

Cambridge , Cambridgeshire CB3 0HE
Office Phone: 01223 337377


I obtained a BA in Natural Sciences at Cambridge before doing Part III Mathematics and then a PhD at the Cavendish Laboratory. After a one-year postdoc at the Institut Curie in Paris I returned to Cambridge for a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship, followed by a Royal Society University Research Fellowship.

I am also a Fellow of King's College, Cambridge.

Departments and Institutes

Department of Physics:

Research Interests

My research focuses on interdisciplinary applications of algorithmic information theory and network analysis, primarily to biology, but increasingly also other areas, such as the social sciences and digital humanities.


Genomics ; Bioinformatics ; metadata