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I finished my PhD at the University of Tuebingen working on the computational analysis of metagenomic sequencing data.
Before that, however, I took a trip into industry, joining the bioinformatics startup Computomics for a year.

After finishing my PhD, I worked at the Wellcome Sanger Institute as a Postdoc.
Finally, in August 2021, I joined the MRC Toxicology Unit as a bioinformatician in our bioinformatics core facility.


Research interests:

I am especially interested in anything that can be done with genomic or transcriptomic sequencing. I am still in awe how such a simple code can have such great importance to all life on earth.



Key publications: 

Huson DH, Beier S, Flade I, Górska A, El-Hadidi M, Mitra S, Ruscheweyh HJ, Tappu R. MEGAN Community Edition - Interactive Exploration and Analysis of Large-Scale Microbiome Sequencing Data. PLoS Comput Biol. 2016 Jun 21;12(6):e1004957. doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1004957. PMID: 27327495; PMCID: PMC4915700.

Lange A, Beier S, Huson DH, Parusel R, Iglauer F, Frick JS. Genome Sequence of Galleria mellonella (Greater Wax Moth). Genome Announc. 2018 Jan 11;6(2):e01220-17. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.01220-17. PMID: 29326202; PMCID: PMC5764926.

Lange A, Beier S, Steimle A, Autenrieth IB, Huson DH, Frick JS. Extensive Mobilome-Driven Genome Diversification in Mouse Gut-Associated Bacteroides vulgatus mpk. Genome Biol Evol. 2016 Apr 25;8(4):1197-207. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evw070. PMID: 27071651; PMCID: PMC4860699.


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Contact Details

MRC Toxicology Unit
Gleeson Building
Tennis Court Road