Short CV

2013-current
PostDoc in the group of Prof. Tal Dagan.
At Kiel University I started as a bioinformatician for the Excellence cluster "The future ocean". Since 2015 my position is funded by the state of Schleswig-Holstein for maintaining the bioinformatics network in the Kiel area.

2010-2013
PostDoc at the Institute of Science and Technology, Austria (IST Austria) in the group of Asst. Prof. Jonathan Bollback.
In Jon's group I learned to appreciate the microbial world for the study of evolutionary processes. For example, we used phylogenetic methods to study the evolution of the CRISPR/Cas immune system. ​

2006 - 2010
PhD student at the Max F. Perutz Laboratories (MFPL), Vienna, working in the Center for Integrative Bioinformatics Vienna (CIBIV) headed by Prof. Arndt von Haeseler.
My PhD project focused on phylogenetics, in particular on method development for supertrees and tree distances. All the details can be found here. ​

2003-2005
Student assistant at the Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, working in the Biosystems Analysis Group headed by Dr. Peter Dittrich.
Peter gave me the freedom to have a research project already as an undergraduate. With an outcome.

2001-2006
Diploma in Bioinformatics, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany