Prof. Dr. Matthias Kohl studied mathematics at the University of Bayreuth and received his PhD in Robust Statistics at the Chair of Mathematical Statistics in 2005. He worked as freelance statistician in 2005 and 2006. In 2006 and 2007 he was Head of Biostatistics at SIRS-Lab GmbH (Jena). Afterwards, he moved to the Chair of Stochastics at University of Bayreuth as PostDoc and in 2010 as leading Biometrician to the Department for Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care at Jena University Hospital. Since October 2010, he is professor of Mathematics in Biology and Medicine at Furtwangen University. He is a member of the BW-CAR (Baden-Württemberg Center of Applied Research), was the founding director of the Institute of Precision Medicine and leads the Data Science for Life Science research group. He founded and leads the Steinbeis Transfer Center Personalized Medicine and has more than 20 years of experience in statistical and bioinformatic consulting for scientists and companies. He is (co-)author of more than 120 peer-reviewed scientific articles and more than 30 extension packages to the statistical software R including Bioconductor.