Prof. Dr. Frank Oliver Glöckner, Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen; Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany
Prof. Dr. Glöckner is Head of Microbial Genomics and Bioinformatics Research Group at the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen, Germany and Professor of Bioinformatics at Jacobs University Bremen. His group develops enabling technologies to transform the wealth of sequence- and metadata from the environment into biological knowledge. Techniques are whole genome and metagenome analysis, sequence classification, phylogenetic inference as well as software and database development for integrated data analysis. His group is operating the European ribosomal RNA database SILVA providing high quality data products and services for the academia and industry. He is a member of the ‘German Council for Scientific Information Infrastructures’ appointed by the Joint Science Conference of the Federal States and the Federal Government of Germany to advice the government on the development of information infrastructures in Germany. He is head of the database node in de.NBI the BMBF funded ‘German Network for Bioinformatics Infrastructure’ project and workpackage leader for molecular data in GFBio (German Federation for Biological Data). He is a member of the executive board of the international Genomics Standards Consortium (GSC). He has coordinated or participated in more than 25 national European and international research projects. He is currently member of 5 scientific advisory boards and published more than 160 articles which received around 15,000 citations. He is teaching at the Jacobs University Bremen and the International Max Planck Research School for Marine Microbiology.
Talk Title : Ocean Sampling Day(s): Monitoring the anthropogenic impact on the hidden majority in coastal marine ecosystems
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