I am passionate citizen & scientist, lecturer and software developer. I have a strong background in integration and analysis of marine (meta)genome and environmental data. I received a Dipl. Ing. in Computer Science, a MSc in Marine Microbiology and a PhD in Bioinformatics. I seek to use my combined expertise to investigate optimal solutions in data integration, analysis, and visualization in the field of environmental genomics. I am core member of Ocean Sampling Day Consortium and citizen science campaign MyOSD.