We are looking for a postdoc / junior group leader to join the lab in Kiel. If you have an interest in evolutionary genomics or population genomics of plant pathogens and are ready to start building your own research group, feel free to apply. The position should start August 1st 2022. A later starting date is negotiable. More information can be found here:

If you are interested in joining the lab on your own funding (e.g. an Alexander von Humboldt fellowship or a MSCA fellowship), feel free to reach out. We are happy to discuss possibilities.

We are looking for two HiWi’s for summer semester 2022 at our institute in Kiel and one HiWi to support part of the work that remains at TUM.

If you are interested, please contact us!

Theses and internships

We always looking for Msc and Bsc students interested in doing an internship or MSc thesis. The projects can be a mix of lab and computational work and can in many cases be customized to fit personal interests.

If you are interested or have questions about a specific project, send me a short informal email and we can arrange to discuss the possibilities.

The following projects are currently available:

Title What comp/lab
Employing automated image analysis methods to quantify infection on tomato Phenotyping Both
Combining PacBio, Illumina data and Hiseq scaffolding to improve draft assembly of S. chilense Genomics Comp
Identification and annotation of secondary metabolites of fungal pathogens involved in infection Metabolomics Comp
Comparative genomics of Alternaria strains infecting different plant species Genomics Comp
Characterisation of defence responses in S. chilense upon infection (1) Molecular biology Lab
Characterisation of defence response in S chilense upon infection (2) Transcriptomics Comp
Understanding the biology of Alternaria infections Microscopy Lab
R gene evolution in tomato Genomics Lab