Stephan was a PhD student based in the Cheminformatics and Metabolism team at the European Bioinformatics Institute. His research focused on mass spectrometry data processing and analysis as well as metabolite identification in metabolomics. This work involved the development of new software and nodes for different platforms. He was also the developer of the KNIME-CDK nodes in KNIME. Stephan Beisken graduated from the University of Applied Sciences NTA Isny, Germany, with a Diploma in pharmaceutical chemistry and received a Master of Research in bioinformatics from the University of Glasgow, UK.