I am professor for Life Science Informatics and Mathematics at the Westphalian University of Applied Sciences in Recklinghausen. The focus of the group is on the development and application of various biostatistical and bioinformatic methods for high-throughput 'omics data. The fields of application lie in biomedicine and freshwater ecology, ranging from the assessment of molecular reactions and responses to stressors in freshwater organism using sequencing data, over genome analyses in human and protists to proteomic studies in plants.
From 2017 to 2023 I was a lecturer in the department of Biodiversity headed by Jens Boenigk at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. Here I applied computational techniques to investigate eco-evolutionary theories and hypotheses in microorganisms and the link between biodiversity and ecosystem functions using molecular data. Before, I have worked as a bioinformatician in the department of Genome Informatics headed by Sven Rahmann at the University Clinics in Essen. Former responsibilities included bioinformatic analyses in the field of human genetics, oncology, medical microbiology and radiation biology. During my PhD I worked on methods for integrated network analysis using different *omics datasets in conjunction with biological networks.