Felix Heeger

PhD student bioinformatics

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

Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)


+49 30 83850109
heeger@igb-berlin.de

Research focus

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

Curriculum Vitae

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

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

bioRxiv doi.org/10.1101/283127 (Preprint)

Selected Publications

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.