Zoran Nikoloski received a B.S. Degree in Computer Science from Graceland University, Lamoni, IA, USA in 2001, and a Ph.D. Degree in Computer Science from University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA in 2005. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Applied Mathematics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic from 2004 to 2007 and at the Institute for Biochemistry and Biology, University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany from 2007 to 2009. He was a Max Planck Research Group Leader of the Systems Biology and Mathematical Modeling Group at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology (MPIMP) from 2009 to 2017. Since 2017, Zoran leads a collaborative research group at the MPIMP and is the Chair of Bioinformatics (W2 Professorship) at the University of Potsdam.