Field of work
Starting from october 2017 I am the scientific head of the molecular laboratories at the centre of molecular biodiversity (zmb). Besides general organisation of the laboratories I am mainly responsible for high throughput sequencing in the course of genomic, transcriptomic and collection based hybrid-enrichment projects. I am also strongly involved in further analysis steps from quality checks up to assembly and annotation pipelines.
Evolution of genomes: population genomics, genomic changes during speciation processes, comparative genomics between higher ranking taxa. Evolution of genes, gene families and mobile elements (e.g. transposons). De-novo evolution of genes.
Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution, Deutscher Hochschulverband, Deutsche Zoologische Gesellschaft, Society of Systematic Biologists