Research

  • High Throughput Sequencing Analysis
  • Comparative Genomics
  • Identification and Annotation of Non-coding RNAs
  • Bioinformatic Analysis and System Biology of Viruses
  • Coevolution of Proteins and RNAs
  • Algorithmic Bioinformatics
  • Phylogenetic Analysis

Current Support

Zwanzig20 – InfectControl 2020

  • 2016–2019
    Molekulare Serologie zur schnellen Bestimmung der Impftiter gegen impf-präventable Infektionskrankheiten (STIKO-Liste) bei Migranten und anderen Patientengruppen
    Subproject: STIKO-Serologie

DFG  Sachmittelantrag MA 5082/9-1

  • 2016–2019
    Embryonale nicht-kodierende RNAs in der menschlichen Plazenta und dem mütterlichen Blutkreislauf
    one doctoral student (36 months E13/100%)

MGH — XDP

  • 2016–2017
    Exploration of Non-coding RNAs Involved in X-linked Dystonia-Parkinsonism through High-Throughput Sequencing (RNA-Seq)
    one doctoral student (24 months E13/75%)
    co-PI with Christine Klein and Aloysius Domingo

DFG SPP 1596

  • 2016–2019
    Ecology and Species Barriers in Emerging Viral Diseases
    one doctoral student (36 months E13/75%)
    one PostDoc (36 months E13/50%)
    associated member

ZAJ — RegenerAging

  • 2015–2018
    RegenerAging — Analyzing the regulation of aging
    one doctoral student (36 months E13/50%)

DFG Forschungszentrum 118 — iDiv

  • since 2015
    iDiv — German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research
    associated member

CRC 1076 — AquaDiva

  • 2013–2017
    BIODIV4 – Elucidation of microbial nutrient cycling using key functional genes and proteins
    one shared doctoral student (36 months E13/50%)
    associated member

DFG SFB/Transregio 124 — FungiNet

  • 2013–2017
    Pathogenic fungi and their human host: Networks of interaction
    one doctoral student (36 months E13/65%)

DFG – Sachmittelantrag MA-5082/1

  • 2011–2016
    Automated Genomewide Annotation of Non-coding RNAs
    two doctoral students (36 months E13/50%)

Expired Support

DFG – SPP 1596

  • 2013–2016
    Ecology and Species Barriers in Emerging Viral Diseases
    one doctoral student (24 months E13/50%)
    associated member

Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung

  • 2014–2016
    Lücken im Kraftwerk der Zukunft – Kombinierte Metabolom- und Transkriptomanalyse des Hell/Dunkel-Zyklus bei Cyanobakterien
    one doctoral student (24 months E13/50%)
    one PostDoc (24 months E13/100%)

DFG – Graduiertenkolleg GRK-1384

  • 2011–2015
    International Research Training Group – Enzymes and multienzme complexes acting on nucleic acids
    one doctoral student (54 months E13/50%)

DFG – SPP 1258

  • 2010–2013
    Sensory and regulatory RNAs in Prokaryotes
    associated member of SPP 1258

Journals

  • Associate Editor of Frontiers in Non-coding RNAs
  • Editorial board of RNA biology, RNA direct
  • Ad hoc Reviewer of several journals

Others

  • Founding member of “Zentrum für Altersforschung” Jena (since 07/2013)
  • Founding member of Michael-Stifel-Center Jena (since 04/2015)