Nikolaus Schultz was originally trained as a biochemist with a focus on molecular biology, then transitioned into bioinformatics and computational biology. He has extensive experience in the analysis of complex genomic data, especially in the context of signaling pathways. He currently leads the Knowledge Systems group in the Kravis Center for Molecular Oncology, where he oversees the implementation of the cBioPortal for Cancer Genomics and OncoKB, a knowledge base for Precision Oncology. Nikolaus was a co-founder of the cBioPortal software and has been involved in guiding its development since its inception, especially the design of features that are useful for researchers and clinicians – all influenced by his own strong interest in cancer genomics research. He also runs a research laboratory that explores the genomic alterations that underlie human cancer.