Institut für Ostseeforschung Warnemünde
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Dr. Johannes Werner - Praktikum/Thesis

I am always looking for motivated students for an internship or a thesis in bioinformatics in the field of marine microbiology.

Here is a list of possible topics, but own ideas are welcome as well:

  • Metagenomics/metatranscriptomics analysis of the bacterial and archaeal communities of the redoxcline in the Black Sea
  • Metagenomics analysis of the bacterial communities in a marine ammunition dumping site
  • Metagenomics analysis and binning of bacteria involved in glyphosate degradation
  • Comparative genomics analysis of plastics-degrading bacteria
  • Sequence analysis of plasmids elements in bacteria and archaea
  • Enzymatic adaptation of extremophilic microorganisms
  • Distribution and adaptation of carbohydrate-active enzymes in extremophilic and mesophilic microorganisms
  • Phylogenetic and evolutionary analysis of microbial proteins

Interested candidates should have good UNIX and programming skills (preferably Python and/or R). Knowledge of version Git/Github/Gitlab, workflow management systems (e.g. Snakemake or Nextflow) is desired. Experience in biostatistics and (meta)genomics data is advantageous. Profound English communication skills are necessary.