Curriculum Vitae


2019 - present Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany
Advisor Dr. Matthias G. Fischer
2016 - present Postdoctoral Fellow, Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA
Advisor: Prof. Sallie W. Chisholm
2015 - 2016 Graduate Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany
Advisor Dr. Matthias G. Fischer
2012 - 2015 Graduate Student, University of Wuerzburg, Germany
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Jörg Schultz & PD. Dr. Dirk Becker
2005 - 2011 Undergraduate Student University of Wuerzburg, Germany
Major: Bioinformatics, Minors: Genetics, Plant Physiology


2016 - May 4th Dr. rer. nat, magna cum laude, University of Wuerzburg, Germany (eq. to PhD)
2011 - June 21st Diplom Biologe, excellent, University of Wuerzburg, Germany (eq. to B.Sc. & M.Sc. in Biology)


Invited TalksMy enemys enemy: How host-virophage mutualism provides population level defense against pathogenic giant viruses. Microbial Systems Seminar Series, MIT, Cambridge, USA, 2018
Evolutionary and ecological drivers of pangenome diversity in the globally abundant marine cyanobacterium Prochlorococcus. Center for Computational and Theoretical Biology, Wuerzburg, Germany, 2017
Integration of the virophage Mavirus into the genome of the marine flagellate Cafeteria roenbergensis. Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany, 2015
proovread: high accuracy PacBio hybrid correction for large genomes and transcriptomes. PacBio User seminar, Wageningen UR, Wageningen, Netherlands, 2014
TalksC. roenbergensis - CroV - Mavirus – an intriguing Ménage-à-trois. 4th Heidelberg Forum for Young Life-Scientist, Heidelberg, Germany, 2015
PostersLeveraging 600 single-cell genomes for pangenome analysis of the global Prochlorococcus collective. ISME17, Leipzig, Germany, 2018
The global pangenome of Prochlorococcus. SCOPE annual meeting, New York, NY, USA, 2017
Ocean microbiome: Challenges in single-cell based pangenomics and quantitative metagenomics. New Approaches and Concepts in Microbiology, EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany, 2017
Integrating large-scale single-cell and metagenomics sequencing with environmental data across the global ocean. Moore Foundation Early-Career Ocean Summit, Waikoloa, HI, USA, 2017
ChloroExtractor: A fully automated plastid assembly pipeline reveals dozens of novel plastid genomes in public databases. ESF-EMBO Symposium: Biology of plastids – towards a blueprint for synthetic organelles, Pultusk, Poland, 2014
proovread: 3rd generation sequencing length with 2nd generation accuracy. ISMB/ECCB, Berlin, Germany, 2013
proovread: large-scale PacBio hybrid correction through iterative short read consensus. NGS Data Congress, London, United Kingdom, 2013