Roman Joeres studied B.Sc. Bioinformatics at Saarland University and finished the bachelor’s degree with a thesis on “Multiple Sequence Alignment using Deep Reinforcement Learning“ in 2020. Then he got a scholarship from Saarbrücken Graduate School of Computer Science. In May 2022, he joined the Drug Bioinformatics group as a PhD student.
His research focuses on durg-target-interaction prediction using graph neural networks and explainable artificial intelligence (XAI). Predicting drug-target-interactions helps finding new drugs. Using XAI improves understanding why an AI model predicts a certain interaction and therefore improves trust into AI.