Viktor Weißenborn is a doctoral researcher at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena under the supervision of Prof. Christoph Steinbeck. He joined the cheminformatics and computational metabolomics group in February 2022.

Viktor was born in a small village called Neugernsdorf near Greiz in Germany, Thuringia and finished his technical college certificate at the Georg-Samuel-Doerffel grammar school Weida in 2014. He did his Bachelors (2015-2018) and Masters (2018-2022) in Chemistry at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena. His master thesis research was on “Identification of named chemical entities in the full text of scientific literature”. Therefore several commercially available CNER tools and corpora were examined towards their current state.

His PHD project runs under the Thuringian water innovation cluster called “ThWIC” and aims for predicting the degradation of micropollutants in water using deep learning (DeepDegrade).

Viktor enjoys sports (climbing, bouldering, volleyball, skateboarding) in the same way as relaxing at home by playing piano or computer games.


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