Felix Heeger

PhD student bioinformatics

Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB)

Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)

Research interests:

fungal evolution and biodiversity, metagenomic pathogen detection, NGS data analysis

Contact info:

Phone: +49 30 83859956
E-mail: heeger@igb-berlin.de

Curriculum Vitae

2014 – today
PhD student IGB/ BeGenDiv
2013 – 2014 Bioinformatics Scientist at BeGenDiv
2012 – 2013 Bioinformatics Research Assistant at BeGenDiv
2009 – 2012 MSc Bioinformatics at FU Berlin
2006 – 2009 BSc Bioinformatics at FU Berlin

Selected Publications

 

Felix Heeger, Elizabeth C. Bourne, Christiane Baschien, Andrey Yurkov, Boyke Bunk, Cathrin Spröer, Jörg Overmann, Camila J. Mazzoni, Michael T. Monaghan

Long-read DNA metabarcoding of ribosomal rRNA in the analysis of fungi from aquatic environments

bioRxiv doi.org/10.1101/283127

Olarte-Castillo XA, Heeger F, Mazzoni CJ, Greenwood AD, Fyumagwa RD, Moehlmann PD, Hofer H, East ML (2015).

Molecular characterization of canine kobuvirus in wild carnivores and the domestic dog in Africa.

Virology 477:89-97.

Szentiks CA, Tsangaras K, Abendroth B, Scheuch M, Stenglein MD, Wohlsein P, Heeger F, Höveler R, Chen W, Sun W, Damiani A, Nikolin V, Gruber AD, Grobbel M, Kalthoff D, Höper D, Czirják GÁ, Derisi J, Mazzoni CJ, Schüle A, Aue A, East ML, Hofer H, Beer M, Osterrieder N, Greenwood AD (2014).

Polar Bear Encephalitis: establishment of a comprehensive next-generation pathogen analysis pipeline for captive and free-living wildlife.

Journal of Comparative Pathology 150:474-88.

Mayer J, Tsangaras K, Heeger F, Avila-Arcos M, Stenglein MD, Chen W, Sun W, Mazzoni CJ, Osterrieder N, Greenwood AD (2013).

A novel endogenous betaretrovirus group characterized from polar bears (Ursus maritimus) and giant pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca).

Virology 443:1-10.