Short CV/Education and training

  • 1995
    Abitur (A-levels), Schönbuch Gymnasium (grammar school), Holzgerlingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

  • 1995 – 2000
    Studied biochemistry, Department of Chemistry, Bielefeld University, Germany

  • 2000
    Diplom degree in biochemistry

  • 2004
    Doctoral dissertation: Gene finding and the evaluation of synonymous codon usage features in microbial genomes

Selected publications

  • Turnbaugh, P.J. et al.: Organismal, genetic, and transcriptional variation in the deeply sequenced gut microbiomes of identical twins. In: Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 107, 2010. S. 7503-7508.

  • McHardy, A.C., Adams, B.: The role of genomics in tracking the evolution of influenza A virus. In: PLoS Pathogens 5(10), Oktober 2009. e1000566.

  • McHardy, A.C. et al.: Accurate phylogenetic classification of variable-length DNA fragments. In: Nature Methods 4(1), 2007. S. 63-72.


Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the recruitment committee for a junior research group at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine, 2010

  • Member of the programme committee for the 18th Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB 2010), 9th European Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB 2010), 2010

  • Member of the committee "Centrally Announced Group", one of the types of Max Planck Research Groups, 2009/2010

Media coverage

  • Media coverage on 3sat/nano ("Visionary in the year 2010"): http://www.3sat.de/page/?source=/nano/medizin/144415/index.html

Additional qualifications

  • Scientific advisor for the European Union Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development, for the German Research Foundation (DFG) and for the Austrian Academy of Sciences

  • Scientific reviewer for Bioinformatics, BMC Bioinformatics, Environmental Microbiology, FEMS Microbiology Letters, Genome Research, Genomics, Infection, Genetics and Evolution, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Journal of Theoretical Biology, Journal of Virology, Nature Methods, Nucleic Acids Research, Molecular Biology and Evolution, Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB), European Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB) and the Annual International Conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology (RECOMB)


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