Welcome to my page!
My name is Dr. Shirin Elsinghorst (born Glander). I’m a biologist turned bioinformatician turned data scientist. During my PhD and Postdoc I worked with quantitative traits & Next Generation Sequencing data in the context of Plant Evolutionary Biology and Genetic Epidemiology of diseases. I then chose to leave academia and became a data scientist for the German IT company codecentric. In this capacity, I have been gaining experience in a range of fields and applications around Data Analysis and Applied AI. In order to gain insight into different types of data, I am using a wide variety of tools - from (Bayesian) statistics to machine learning models, neural nets, generative AI and many more. The topics Explainable & Responsible AI and Data Storytelling are particularly important to me in order to share the potential benefits of data and AI with experts on non-experts alike.
My preferred tool for data analysis has been R but I also work with Python. I am also very passionate about teaching and sharing knowledge, so I give workshops, talk at conferences or meetups, write blog posts and organize the MünsteR R-users group on meetup.com.
I teach a Data Camp course on hyperparameter tuning with R (UPDATE: Before you take this course please consider the info about the sexual harrassment scandal surrounding DataCamp!) and I’m on the program committee of the Minds Mastering Machines M3 conference.
I am also mom of two precious boys, who are not leaving me much time to persue coding at the moment. ;-) In 2022 and 2023, I trained and certified as a volunteer lactation consultant.
I love dancing and used to do competitive ballroom and latin dancing. For 11 years, I have been giving lessons as well. Even though I don’t have time for that anymore, I still enjoy “social dances”.
I created the R package exprAnalysis, designed to streamline my RNA-seq data analysis pipeline. It is available via Github. Instructions for installation and usage can be found here; however, the package is not being actively maintained any longer.
This blog will showcase some of the analyses I have been doing with different data sets (all freely available). I will also host teaching materials for students to access in conjunction with R courses I am giving.
If you have been enjoying my content and would like to help me be able to create more, please consider sending me a donation at paypal.me. Thank you! :-)
- Codecentric AG
- Email (if you send me an email, please don’t add any links - your mail will most likely go directly to my spam folder and I won’t see it!)
Because I have been getting more emails with questions and requests for help than I can answer, you can now book 15-minute time-slots with me. I will offer one 15-minute-slot per day on a first-come-first-serve basis. These 15 minutes will be free of charge but any help you might require beyond that, will have to be billed (details to be discussed in person).
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